Date: March 15, 2012
Elevenmile Canyon Flow: 98 CFS
Water Temp: 40 Degrees
Flies: #20-22 Black Beauty, #18-22 Miracle Midge, #16-20 Pheasant Tail, #20-22 RS2, #20-22 Johnny Flash, 6mm Mottled Ruby Roe Troutbeads, 6mm Caramel Roe, 6mm Oregon Cheese
Colorado is warming up! I was sunburned for the first time this year! Had a great day fishing with Chris in Elevenmile Canyon today. We made a quick run to the Dream Stream in the morning to see what the lake fish were up to. There are signs of a few, but we still have a ways to go. Ton of people too. We caught a couple fish in the 10-18 inch range, but did not see much in the way of big fish. So that meant we where heading to the canyon. The fishing was epic, as it has been all week!
Water temps are warming and the fish are getting active! They are chasing down eggs like it is nobodies business! Midges are still hatching in good numbers and the fish are responding well to them. The fish are a finally starting to move out of the deep holes and into the flats and riffles. It is a transition time, and you never know what to expect. Keeps your eyes open and look for fish everywhere! Crowds have not been bad. The usual amount of people out there. Lot of people throwing dries all day, fishing tenkara, stripping streamers and doing weird stuff. Stick to nymphing and you will do just fine. The ice shelves are almost gone and the water remains gin clear. Spring is here and the fish know it!
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