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Updated 7/21/21

The North Shore boat ramp is open. Witcher's Cove boat ramp will only be open on weekends this summer.

11 mile is full and fishing well. This lake is primarily fished by conventional anglers but is also a fantastic fly fishing area.  It's a bit of a trick finding productive water at Elevenmile, but the adventure is always fun. Try the West and South shorelines. While the crowds are kind of silly at Spinney, Elevenmile can oftentimes afford a ton of solitude and equally good fishing. Boats, kayaks, or belly boats are the best way to access the lake 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


callibaetis, damsel, and caddis patterns.

Stripping streamers and wooly buggers has been effective 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. Now is a prime time to target Pike.

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