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A Good Day at the Office

A Good Day at the Office

Well, this quasi-retirement ain’t all that bad. I had a good day at the office Friday: fishing at 11 Mile Canyon, near where I live in Woodland Park.

Well, others were fishing. I was mostly sitting and enjoying the scenery.

Here’s more about 11 Mile Canyon:

Eleven Mile Canyon is an outstanding tail-water fishery full of nice brown and rainbow trout.  The South Platte River flows out
of Eleven Mile Reservoir into 11 Mile Canyon and is ideal for fly fishing.  Access to Eleven Mile Canyon is gained from the
bottom of the canyon in the town of Lake George.  The top two miles of Eleven Mile Canyon are gold medal catch-and-release
trout water.  This part of Eleven Mile Canyon holds the greatest concentration and quality of trout, although there are lots of
fish throughout the entire canyon.  There is a fair bit of angling pressure in 11 Mile Canyon, but these feisty fish often don’t
seem to notice.  This Colorado trout fisherman’s dream is known for its great BWO, PMD, and midge hatches.  Dry fly anglers
can have a great time “matching the hatch” in some of the beautiful pools and runs of Eleven Mile Canyon.  Early season
anglers can experience great nymph fishing, but later in the year, moss makes nymph fishing a bit tedious, but still effective.
Dry fly fisherman can have great success year round in 11 mile canyon, especially in the fall.

I really don’t know much about fly fishing. Hey, where I grew up in Pittsburgh, fish almost always came wrapped in plastic.

But I’m going to learn.

I figure it’s pretty much a job requirement these days.


  1. burghthoughts says:

    Your Killing Me….bad enough the “stillers” lost to oakland….

  2. This is a wonderful write-up. I am going to take more time looking into this topic.

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