Those of you still looking for a stillwater fix, the mile is a good choice right now for shore anglers. Action has been varied depending on where you are fishing. But when you find a sweet spot its been fantastic. Get out there soon, hardware season is coming.
Static nymphing or slow crawling nymphs have been the best methods. Chironomids, leeches, and wooly buggers such as Thin Mints. White streamers, such as a Dolly Llama or Meat Whistle, have been very effective.
Elevenmile Reservoir is the heart of South Park fishing. This amazing fishery can challenge anglers mostly because it is so big and it can be hard 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 but because of the size and depth of the reservoir combined with how abundant nutrients are, 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 and are permitted to guide in, so give us a shot if you have any question or if you interested in allowing one of our Orvis Endorsed Guides show you how best to conquer Elevenmile Reservoir.