Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report – Elevenmile Canyon – South Platte

Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on.

Current Conditions

Clarity: Exellent

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and Tricos. Look for low flows for the remainder of the autumn season.

Tips and Other Information:

Eleven Mile Canyon is fishing fair to good right now. Anglers can expect to see reliable hatches of midges, Tricos, and blue-winged olives.  Nymphing with an assortment of midge and mayfly nymphs has been productive before the hatch.  Matt’s Midge,  CDC Biot Trico Comparduns, and Mathew’s Sparkle Duns are effective during the height of the hatch. Dry and droppers are a good option right now with the heavy aquatic vegetation that is clogging the substrate in many areas.

Effective Patterns:  #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20 Radiation Baetis, #22 Smith’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #18 Buckskin, #18 Pale Olive Midge Larva, #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS 2, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun (BWO), #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun, #22 Matt’s Midge, #22 Griffith Gnat, and #24 Parachute Adams.