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Monday, November 18, 2013

Fishing Report - 11 Mile Canyon 11-16-13

Photo of saturday's client in 11 Mile Canyon

11 Mile Canyon is fishing good. Flows have been hovering in the upper 30 c.f.s. mark, and the water is very clear. The brown trout spawn is over and fish have moved into their typical winter holding water. Deep pools with dark bottoms and a healthy flow of oxygenated water are your best bet. The midge hatch was sporadic, and those tiny bwos that were hatching strong two weeks ago starting around noon have slowed down as well.

Nymph fishing with a two fly rig under an indicator is a great way to go. Bring your 6x fluorocarbon, smaller split shot, and small nymphs. We used apricot colored pegged beads as our attractor, and size 22 Chocolate Mojo Midges or Top Secret Midges as our dropper. Ratio of fish to eat the pegged egg vs. the variety of midges we threw was 70/30. Even though the spawn appears to be pretty much over, the egg fooled most of our fish. Our two best fish were a skinny spawned out brown that had a ton of color, and a fat healthy 17-18 rainbow. Fish count for the day was 9 to the net, and at least that many long distance releases. Not to shabby for a cold windy day with someone who had never fished in Colorado!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fish Porn 11-12-13

Took a couple of nice shots of a decent brown on the South Platte, and we figured we'd share them with you guys.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

11 Mile and Spinney Reservoirs are Closed to Boating

As of Oct. 31 both 11 Mile and Spinney Reservoirs are closed to boating. The only exception are float tubes without trolling motors. Fin powered only until the ice comes, so get out there and enjoy it while it lasts belly-boaters!

Map Of Fountain Creek

Friday, November 1, 2013

Quick Flow Update For the Arkansas Tailwater and South Platte River 11-1-13

Hey trout bums,

Flows are looking a little better. The flows in the Canyon and Dream Stream can come up, but 37 c.f.s. sure beats 16...

11 Mile Canyon - 37.3 c.f.s.

Dream Stream - 52.3 c.f.s.

Deckers/Cheesman - 108 c.f.s.

Pueblo Tailwater - 135 c.f.s.

Syllabus For My Fly Tying 201 Nymph Class at Anglers Covey

Here it is! Just in case any of you taking the class wanted to purchase your own materials before it starts November 2nd at 10:30 a.m. sharp. If interested in taking my class follow this link for sign-up and additional info.

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