TROUT: (FAIR ) Limited reports are showing action from Rocking Chair to points West. Mostly stockers with an occassional larger fish. Power Bait, Pautzke Fire Bait and Nighcralwers have done well fished just off the bottom. Walking the shoreline is always good in the Spring. Pick your favorite Spring lure or fly such Rapala, Kastmaster, tube jig, Egg Pattern or Woolly Bugger cast 10 times in one spot, no luck walk 10 paces and repeat as necessary until you catch something. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
KOKANEE SALMON: (NO REPORT) With the successful Winter we look forward to seeing what Summer brings. In years past, we saw action that started slow, but was strong by June. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
NORTHERN PIKE: (NO REPORT) Spring sees the spawn when fish can be found in the shallows. The water needs to warm and it could be a few weeks off, but with the kind of Winter action we saw who knows what is about to happen. 2017 has to be on record as one of the best Pike through the ice seasons of all time. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
DREAM STREAM: (GOOD) The flows have been bumped up the past two days! This is great news, flows are now pretty good considering the time of year. Fishing has been good, especially for small to medium-sized fish. Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently stocked 16,000 rainbows in Eleven Mile Reservoir. As you might imagine, there is a surplus of 8-12 inch fish in the system right now. The little fish are gobbling midge pupa (mid column) and eating single adults and clusters on the surface. The midge hatches have been incredible lately, especially on overcast days. It's hard to go wrong with a size 24-26 Parachute Adams to fool these surface feeders. A size 18 Griffith Gnat is an excellent choice for the clusters. Anglers willing to work hard and battle the elements are catching a few nice-sized 14-18 inch resident rainbows, cut-bows and the occasional brown. There are a decent number of lake-run fish that are entering the system. Make sure you pinch your barbs and watch your step in the shallow riffles to avoid stepping on redds. Crowds are extremely heavy, so plan accordingly. Suggested flies include: # 20 Manhattan Midge, #18 Micro Egg, #18-22 Mercury Pheasant Tails, #18-20 Buckskins, #20-22 Barr Emergers, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Flashback Black Beauty, #20-22 Minute Midge, #20-22 Tube Midge, #20-22 Chironoflash, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger , #20-26 Parachute Adams, #18 Griffith Gnat, and #20-22 Matt's Midge (Courtesy of Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Report).