11 Mile Marina

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FISHING REPORT

Weekly Fishing Report 12.18.14

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM  EVERYDAY DECEMBER 26 THROUGH JANUARY 10,  6:00AM - 4:00PMSaturday morning before Winter arrived that night.

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION. ICE MASTER PACKAGE $110.00/Day Everything two people need to go ice fishing ie. shelter, power auger, Electronics, 2 rod combo's, heater, scoop, bucket.

LET THE 2015 ICE FISHING SEASON BEGIN

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price. AND With our new store we get to say "MAKES A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER".

CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW: Contest Note. Since we were late getting sign up going we are extending early registration for all three events ($50.00 savings) to next weekend December 28

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

WATER FLOW: gauge iced up CFS IN   60.6 CFS OUT

Check out our Striker Ice Jackets and Bibs with Floatation technologyWe are extremely excited as all hard water enthusiasts are for the start of what promises to be another great winter of ice angling in the Rockies. Hanging out at Eleven Mile not in a lift line or I-70 traffic. We love to ice fish and are here for those who want to have as much fun as we do at it. We encourage you to fish the hard water all over the State. In the end you will always come back to Eleven Mile, the home of great angling memories waiting to happen.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: ICE ON ICE ON: It's been cold here. How cold is it? If we told Kathy Sabin at 9 News we're sure it would be weather news worthy. Monday morning saw -20. It was -8 at 11:00AM and finally warmed up to 10 before the sun went down. There is certainly a super cold zone between Antero and Eleven Mile. Good for ice making to be sure. Recent snow storm over the weekend brought almost a foot of snow. The lake is fully capped and snow covered. Early ice requires caution. With a fresh layer of snow you can't see any new pressure cracks. Severe ones will cause water to wet the snow so look out for spots like that and stay clear. Thickness is 4 to 8 inches. The west end is the most thick. Roads are snow packed and icy. All Fishing access areas are open with all parking lots plowed.

TROUT:FAIR Initial reports show decent activity in some areas of Cross Creek. It is not universal just because you are on the West end. Most have seen fewer fish than they expected. Most are running 16 to 18 inches. It simply is too early to give an accurate report since we are just getting going. We will update daily as necessary.Recent catch. photo courtesy Josh

KOKANEE SALMON: NO REPORT

NORTHERN PIKE: POOR: Initial reports show very few fish around. Again it is simply to early to see any trends or hot spots.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC PRO-AM ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 2015: This will be  the first year for our new pro am format. The effort is being made to keep this tournament friendly to the every day angler. As the tournament grew the large payouts attracted professionals and amateurs alike. As you might expect the professionals and experts won more frequently than the every day angler. We have made adjustments that provide amateurs and professionals the opportunity to win in separate divisions. Download the flier and check it out.  Call Larry Falk Tournament Director with any questions 719-748-0317.

THE END OF BERKLEY SPARKLE TUBES: The Berkley Spark Tube was a great little bait. Discontinued by the company about six years ago. They work great here year after year. We were fortunate to have a large stash that lasted about six years. Don't even bother wasting your time on the Internet. Almost extinct. Sorry to say we no longer have any for sale. Really. For those that stop in this weekend and wish us a Happy Healthy Holiday we will give you a free Sparkle Tube with any purchase. Probably pink, the best one of course.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN EXPO, DENVER CONVENTION CENTER JANUARY 15-18, 2015. Ice Fishing Guide since 1994 Larry Falk on the tank for three seminars. "Jigs and Rigs: how to make all that stuff catch big fish" Tank demo on jigging techniques and how to set a tip up.

ANTERO TO BE DRAINED: Reports we heard are that Denver Water plans to drain Antero Resevoir in the summer of 2015 for major Dam Redevelopment work. Plans for fish salvage are being made with CPW to move as many fish as possible to Spinney and Eleven Mile. Water will be stored at Marston Reservoir which will be ready for storage after its repairs are completed in the Spring. Antero was last drained in 2002 the year of the Haymen Fire. For those who have been around we have seen Antero drained numerous times. Its not all bad when it comes to fishing. Certainly in the short time it is bad for Park County and fishing in this area in general. However many remember the epic fishing when Antero was reopened in 2004. It was a monster-rama as giant trout were common for many anglers. All will agree that Antero is still great but not like it was. Every time they do this the fish grow really fast and large when the lake is re-filled and we expect the same to happen again. Antero is the oldest man made lake in Colorado and the issues being addressed now have been known about for a long time and finally they are being dealt with which is good for the long term. No doubt details will be released soon.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Than

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.

When it comes to ice fishing we have what you need.


    
    
 

Weekly Fishing Report 12.11.14

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM  EVERYDAY DECEMBER 26 THROUGH JANUARY 10,  6:00AM - 4:00PM

Crunched ice at Rocky Flats

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION.

LET THE 2015 ICE FISHING SEASON BEGIN

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price. AND With our new store we get to say "MAKES A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER".

CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

WATER FLOW: gauge iced up CFS IN   60.6 CFS OUT

WATER TEMP: ICE

We are extremely excited as all hard water enthusiasts are for the start of what promises to be another great winter of ice angling in the Rockies. Hanging out at Eleven Mile not in a lift line or I-70 traffic. We love to ice fish and are here for those who want to have as much fun as we do at it. We encourage you to fish the hard water all over the State. In the end you will always come back to Eleven Mile, the home of great angling memories waiting to happen.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: ICE ON ICE ON: Finally the lake is 100% capped.  Current thickness at the Marina is three to four inches. It has been cold at night and the ice is building despite the warm afternoons. For those familiar with early conditions you know the sound of expanding ice. The constant cracking accompanied by an occasional explosion that rocks the entire lake. We call them ice quakes. It is not for the faint at heart, its best not to listen. Fish On! Cross Creek will see the thickest ice probably 6 inches  by the weekend. It is best to be extremely cautious and don't go alone. All safety gear advised and ice cleats required unless you really want to look stupid and at some point break or crack some part of your body. The ice is smooth and slick, bring the kids(with PFD's of course) and with skates. Stay shallow.  Drill test holes if you venture into deeper areas as you go. We will update as needed.

TROUT: No report but some advice. Where are the fish? We hope to find out soon enough. There is no snow cover on the ice. If you can see the fish they can see you. Be stealthy. Walk softly and carry a big Ugly Stick. The weeds at Cross Creek usually provides cover and may have merky conditions but will the big fish be deep or shallow? Some theories are based on conditions just prior to the freeze. Windy conditions tend to push the fish into deep water where they may stay. One thing is for sure conditions were extremely windy for weeks prior to the freeze.  Early ice provides the ability to move with ease. No snow on the ice and easy drilling. Move often and learn new spots, hot spots and they do exist. Then make sure not to tell any one, because now its your hot spot. But you need more than one hot spot on this lake and thats the fun of it, finding them. Gear and whats working best...to early to tell but better come see us any way.

KOKANEE SALMON:No report but some advice. Now is the time to cover a ton of area. The fish may not be biting but locating the hang outs is half the battle. The fish often have hang out areas as they move around the lake, you have to find them. Last year we had a spot on the GPS and almost every time we hit that spot we hit the fish. What about the Gill Lice, what about the numbers, will there be fish.? There will be less fish thats just a fact but there are still plenty out there. We can still catch the ones that are here. When I say we that does not include every one. The we are the anglers that know Kokanee and it is an art. No luck involved. Well just a little. Sharpen your hooks. We suggest starting off with sharp ones like Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp or Gamakatsu. We cannot stress this enough if you want to really be successful.  Flasher and jigging machine a must. Year in year out the most productive spoon for us has been the Swedish Pimple 4PFO.

NORTHERN PIKE: No report but some advice. Learn how to fish a tip up and always have one out and then move around the tip up.  A whole sucker, just the right size hooked just the right way presented properly will out fish a live waterdog on most occasions. Then fish around the tip by being about thirty feet away and moving frequently in a 360 degree pattern.  Stealth stealth and more stealth. Even more than Trout. With current ice conditions they are laughing at you because they see you with all the gear and making all that noise. Once you set up act like you are on a submarine with full radio silence. No loud laughing although soft quite laughing is aloud. Always have a gaff. Remember fishing for Northern is like gambling. Not everyone hits the jackpot but when you do you better have a f.... gaff or else all you'll have is a fish story.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC PRO-AM ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 2015: This will be  the first year for our new pro am format. The effort is being made to keep this tournament friendly to the every day angler. As the tournament grew the large payouts attracted professionals and amateurs alike. As you might expect the professionals and experts won more frequently than the every day angler. We have made adjustments that provide amateurs and professionals the opportunity to win in separate divisions. Download the flier and check it out.  Call Larry Falk Tournament Director with any questions 719-748-0317.

THE END OF BERKELEY SPARKLE TUBES: The Berkeley Spark Tube was a great little bait. Discontinued by the company about six years ago. They work great here year after year. We were fortunate to have a large stash that lasted about six years. Don't even bother wasting your time on the Internet. Almost extinct. Sorry to say we no longer have any for sale. Really. For those that stop in this weekend and wish us a Happy Healthy Holiday we will give you a free Sparkle Tube with any purchase. Probably pink, the best one of course.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN EXPO, DENVER CONVENTION CENTER JANUARY 15-18, 2015. Ice Fishing Guide since 1994 Larry Falk on the tank for three seminars. "Jigs and Rigs: how to make all that stuff catch big fish" Tank demo on jigging techniques and how to set a tip up.

ANTERO TO BE DRAINED: Reports we heard are that Denver Water plans to drain Antero Resevoir in the summer of 2015 for major Dam Redevelopment work. Plans for fish salvage are being made with CPW to move as many fish as possible to Spinney and Eleven Mile. Water will be stored at Marston Reservoir which will be ready for storage after its repairs are completed in the Spring. Antero was last drained in 2002 the year of the Haymen Fire. For those who have been around we have seen Antero drained numerous times. Its not all bad when it comes to fishing. Certainly in the short time it is bad for Park County and fishing in this area in general. However many remember the epic fishing when Antero was reopened in 2004. It was a monster-rama as giant trout were common for many anglers. All will agree that Antero is still great but not like it was. Every time they do this the fish grow really fast and large when the lake is re-filled and we expect the same to happen again. Antero is the oldest man made lake in Colorado and the issues being addressed now have been known about for a long time and finally they are being dealt with which is good for the long term. No doubt details will be released soon.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Than

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.

NOW THATS A FISHING REPORT... HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON ...SEE YOU ON THE ICE.


    
    
  

Weekly Fishing Report 12.04.14

Dec 6 2:00PM

MARINA STORE HOURS: NO REGULAR HOURS. WE PLAN ON BEING GONE MOST OF NOVEMBER. WE WILL BE AT THE MARINA STORE DECEMBER 6 GETTING READY.

ICE ON UPDATE DECEMBER 7: The lake capped yesterday and it stayed calm so the cap held for the day except for a few areas. The next few days is supposed to be mild. This ice is extremely dangerous and we would advised waiting at least until next weekend. It can't be but an inch with three at Cross Creek.

DECEMBER: ICE ON? WEEKENDS 6:00AM - 4:00PM Monday - Friday by reservation. DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 10, 2015 EVERYDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR AND STUFF YOU CAN'T GET AT ANY OTHER SHOPS.

Download entry form for the contest or this year you can sign up on line. You can also buy our 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

WATER FLOW: gauge iced up CFS IN   60.6 CFS OUT

WATER TEMP: 32


CURRENT CONDITIONS: ICE. Now you see it, now you don't. The lake has capped just about every night since the last report only to be blown away by the wind. Yesterday was no exception as shown by this weeks photo. The water is ready and if we have just one moderately calm day the cap could hold and that would be it. Today is suppose to be some what calm. We will post reports as necessary as ice conditions develop.

TROUT:NO REPORT

KOKANEE SALMON:NO REPORT

NORTHERN PIKE:NO REPORT

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Than

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10,  FEBRUARY 7 AND MARCH 7, 2015. We are currently working on entry forms now and developing a Pro Am format. Comments or suggestions welcome at elevenmile@hotmail.com. Pro designation will be any licensed fishing guide, employee's of CPW, 11 Mile Marina and Sponsor's (ie Eagle Claw, Pure Fishing, Cabela's and Sportsmen's Warehouse.) We are also looking at requiring any team that has won over $1,000.00 three years in a row to fish in the pro category. Pro category will only pay 1st through third places in an effort to make the pay out large since there will be significantly fewer teams in this field. Am category will always pay 20% of the field.

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.


    
    
   

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