Date: March 9, 2012
Elevenmile Canyon Flow: 89 CFS
Water Temp: 42 Degrees
Flies: #20-22 Black Beauty, #18-22 Miracle Midge, #12-16 San Juan Worm, #20-22 RS2, #22-26 Parachute Adams, 6mm Mottled Ruby Roe, 6mm Mottled Oregon Cheese
I just can’t get enough of the Cutthroats in Elevenmile Canyon! They are my favorite trout to catch in Colorado. Elevenmile Canyon continues to fish very well! Today was a great day on the water with Mark and Jim. The weather started off very cold this morning. If you are planning to go to Elevenmile Canyon early in the morning, make sure to bring your warm gear! It was only 9 degrees this morning! Midges continue to the be the main hatch. We even saw some fish rising consistently today, but we could not keep fish pinned on the little #24 black midge dries. I was also able to rise a few on a #24 Parachute Adams too. The midges were hatching right in the middle of the day, from 11 to about 2.
The fish are still responding to eggs. Oregon Cheese was the color today. I took the majority of the fish on it. Mark did really well on an olive RS2, but who knows what Jim was catching fish on? There was no one in the Canyon today, weird? Usually Fridays are a busy day, but not today! We focused most of our time in the upper canyon today, from the catch and release water up to the dam. That is where the least amount of ice is and the most bugs too. The fish are still piled up in the holes, that is where you will want to focus most of your time. As the day warms up, the fish will move towards the heads of the pools and up into the riffles for a couple hours to feed. Have fun!
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