South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon

Hartsel, Colorado 80449

South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon

South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon Professional Guide

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"This section of river runs through a scenic, granite-walled canyon from the Elevenmile Reservoir dam nearly all the way to Lake George and features long meanders, riffle-pool-run complexes, deep, slow pools, and cascades.

Rainbows, and there are a lot of them, average about 12 inches, but there are many 14 to 16 inches long and a few ?sh quite a bit larger. Browns tend to be less populous, but many of those are 16 inches or larger. Like in most other tail-waters, midges hatch almost continually, and the ?sh seem to choose those when a hatch is on. Gray, black, or green midge larvae patterns are consistently effective, but fish will take small mayfly nymphs or emergers when a midge hatch is on, as well as when mayflies are coming off the water. Caddis flies hatch often in mid-summer to early fall, and fish seem to like the ice caddis patterns as larvae or emergers."

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Hartsel
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Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver
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