Water flow: 70 cfs
Visibility: 36 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 40 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 10 AM to 3 PM
Best stretch: Springer Up
Best access point: Co Rd 96, Lake George, CO
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Rainbow Trout; Cutthroat Trout; Brown Trout; Cuttbows
Fishing season: Year Around
Nearest airport: Colorado Springs
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout Easy Mend WF Fly Line
Elevenmile Canyon starts just below Elevenmile Reservoir. Although the reservoir is situated on the open/ windy plateau of South Park, Elevenmile Canyon a completely different scenario all together with pine and fir trees, tremendous rock outcroppings, and gorgeous pools. The installation of changes in DOW regulations since 2001 have improved and preserved this fishery. Elevenmile Canyon is now artificial flies ...
and lures only, and catch and release, for the four miles below the dam (to Springer Gulch). This fishery proves to be one of the most consistent tailwater fisheries in the state day in and day out.
Nymph early on and when the sun is high in the canyon. You may be able to make a change to small BWO's and Midges int he surface film or on top as the water warms.
Good fishing and the potential for good BWO hatches on cloudy days