11 mIle is ice free and fishing well from the shore. Its a bit of a trick finding productive water at 11 mile, but the adventure is always fun. Still no opening date yet for boats, but once they have placed buoys it won't be long.
11 Mile reservoir is currently 100% full.
Nymphs- Chironomids. leeches, and egg patterns!!
Stripping streamers and holly buggers has been affective as well. White, tan, brown and olive are producing.
Some pike are also starting to feed heavier. Consider that when stripping ANYTHING. Go beefy on your leader and tippet.
Elevenmile Reservoir is the heart of South Park fishing. This amazing fishery can challenge anglers mostly because it is so big that it's difficult to locate fish. The reservoir has rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, carp, and northern pike. The average fish caught is around 16 inches. However, because of the size and depth of the reservoir and the abundance of nutrients, Elevenmile can grow very large trout and pike. There are great facilities including a shower at the main office for campers. A daily state parks pass for Elevenmile is 7 dollars.
This is an area we specialize in and are permitted to guide, so give us a shout if you have any questions or if you are interested in allowing one of our Orvis-Endorsed guides showing you how to conquer Elevenmile Reservoir.