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Where to Go Elevenmile Reservoir

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Updated 10/25/21

Check out our Fall fishing forecast here!

The North Shore boat ramp is open. Witcher's Cove boat ramp is closed for the year due to staff shortages


The fishing has been great at 11 mile if you find the pods of fish.  The west end of the lake can be productive for some very large fish right now.  11 mile is full and fishing well. For trout, focus on areas with a lot of weed beds. These will be shallower areas around the lake. The west end has been a good spot. We think this may be due to extremely low numbers of fish migrating into the river. It seems most of the fish are opting to stay and spawn in the lake. The Pike bite has been good and should get better with the nighttime temps dropping into the upper 20's.

Fishing by watercraft or right form shore are effective right now.

This is a location we are permitted to guide on. Consider hiring one of our professional guides to learn the secrets of 11 mile!

Effective Patterns


Leeches, scuds, and chironomids. Go a little smaller on your standard trout flies right now.

Stripping streamers and wooly buggers has been effective as well. White, tan, brown, black, and  olive are producing.

Some pike are also starting to feed heavier. Consider that when stripping ANYTHING. Go beefy on your leader and tippet. Now is a prime time to target Pike. Try the red and white Pike Dragon streamer tied by our own streamer expert Hank. Anything big and gotty should get the job done. Play with your retrieval speed.

Watch the wind forecast here. A rogue storm can make conditions change rapidly. 11 Mile is scary place to be floating when the wind is howling.




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.

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Distance - 62 miles - 1 Hour 20 Mins