Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Eleven Mile Reservoir

Eleven Mile Reservoir is open to boating. The trout are finally biting at Eleven Mile. Trolling has improved dramatically with most the action happening on the west end of the lake where the water has warmed to 50 degrees and up. Shore action has been good during random times of the day.
Fishing conditions for northern pike is fair to poor. The west end is where to be since the shallows is where the water will be warmer. Work the north shore from Stoll Mountain, all the way to Cross Creek. Stay on the shore in six to 10 feet of water. A few nice pike have been reported again this week, on Kastmasters and some tube jigs.
The dream stream is always a favorite of locals. Water temperature is in the mid 40's with a little color in the water from recent precipitation and melt. Low flows require nymphs size 18 to 22 inches in deeper pools and on the bends. Most of the spawning fish have moved back to the reservoir, but the resident trout fishing is heating up. Good reports of some very nice brown and rainbow trout this last week. Egg patt erns, black midge, San Juan worms are all suggested.

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