Fishing Report



11 Mile Weekly Fishing Report 02.14.19


 WINTER SEASON HOURS:  Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM M-F by reservation or if we are there. OPEN MONDAY FEB 18 PRESIDENTS DAY

PRESIDENTS HOLIDAY SALE: WE HAVE THREE EAGLE CLAW SHAPPELL WIDE HOUSE 6500 HUB ICE SHELTERS ON SALE FOR THE HOLIDAY. THIS IS THE BIG ONE WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THE WHOLE GANG. REGULAR $289.00 LOWEST PRICE YOU CAN FIND ANYWHERE ON THE NET THIS WEEKEND ONLY $199.99. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are always looking for good employees and its not to soon to start thinking about Spring and Summer employment. Call 719-748-0317 ask for Stacy.

CONTEST RESULTS POSTED

SUPPORT THE REPORT: We want to thank all of those who stop in and support the report by patronizing our store. Very much appreciated! No matter where you drive from, what side of the lake you fish on, what time you start fishing, it's always worth a visit to get up to the minute reports and information not available anywhere else. We want you to catch fish and will help you do that but can't do it over the phone. Free coffee with any in store purchase.

FISHING REPORT PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot. If we use it on the report we will give you a $15.00 in store credit. We will pick the best entry (in our opinion) at the end of the season. Winner gets $100.00 in store credit. Size does matter but not always. Smiles, setting and overall presentation count too! Forward to elevenmile@hotmail.com or 11milesports.com. We will be posting pics not chosen on our Facebook and Instagram accounts from time to time. Many great shots only a pic or two chosen each week.but your pic may be chosen for reports later in the season and not necessarily in the week you sent it in.

THIS WEEKS WINNER: Will and his great catch and pic.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

CONDITIONS: GREAT: Park is open 24/7/365. The lake is 100% frozen solid with ice thickness 19 to 25 inches and 3 to 5 inches of hard packed snow on top of that.  

MARINA MARCH MADNESS Saturday MARCH 2: HOW IT WORKS. Old format was must fish in designated area. Three two hour fishing sets. Weigh in after each set. Shoot hoops. Essentially three contests in one. Last year bad ice forced a format modification. Most competitors liked it a lot accept those that came to shoot hoops on the ice. (discontinued in new format). NOW: Three separate contests. Fish ANYWHERE on the lake. Contests starts at 7:00AM ends at 1:30PM. Your call, weigh in fish whichever set (or contest) you choose. Each contest pays cash 1st through 3rd place based on weight. Any specie. You can enter multiple fish in each set and win all three places if you think you can. An individual fish can only be weighed for one set. No existing weights will be disclosed prior to your weigh in. Optional Big Fish Pot 100% payout a random draw from each sets winner assuming all have bought in. If not it's draw from qualifying teams. If you are entered in all three events there are 100's of points to be won. If not you can win multiple sets and places and win big but not be eligible for final Grand Prize. Final Grand Prize based on total points for all three contest team players only. $5.00 from each entry goes to Final Grand Prize. Now $1,030.00 It's different its fun its MARCH MADNESS write Tournament Director Larry at elevenmile@hotmail.com with any questions. SIGN UP ON LINE NOW

WATER FLOW:   IN 58.5  CFS   OUT: 61.6 CFS   Water Temp: ICE COLD
MARINA STORE AND LAKE SPECIALISTS: Camping, ICE Fishing, Flies, Lures, Bait, Clothing, Food, Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream and more.  Stop in and check out our offerings and get the latest fishing information.  We have a great store with great selection of what works.  Support the fishing report... Shop our store on-line or here at the lake. Stop in and find out how we can help you catch fish, NO BS just great up to the minute info. Buy a lake topo map from us and we will mark it up with all the ICE FISHING hot spots. They say information is power. It's also critical to catching fish. The maps have GPS coordinates on them so you just can't miss. We want you to be successful here at the Mile. Hey we all shop Amazon how can you not but save a little of that tackle budget for us. Thanks in advance for you patronage. We are here because of your continued support.

TROUT:VERY GOOD: Many great fish being landed on a regular basis. Pautzke Salmon eggs were a hot ticket last week either as a tip on jig, sacked or a single by itself. Fish are ready to spawn and ready to eat eggs as they drop. It's a seasonal thing as we get closer to March. Stockers spreading around the lake and still heavily concentrated at North Shore.  Stop in for the up to the minute report before you hit the ice. Looks like the bite is not slowing down. It's been a fabulous Season to date. Lots of different baits have been working for the Trout. We have had good luck on Northland jigs like the Buck Shot Rattle and Glow Spoons. Rattle Kastmaster and lets not forget the old tried and true Thomas Bouyant. The trick is to have the right bait on at the right time and the right place. Hmmm kind of like gambling with a slight edge. Cab't catch if you don't go. Holiday weekend on tap means it's time to fish.


KOKANEE SALMON: EXCELLENT: Hot action continues. You have heard us speak about jigging machines. It is not something you can buy. All of us that use one generally have made them ourselves or had some one we know make them. A windshield wiper motor mounted in a box with leader and strings of trolling pop gear. The flash action draws in the fish. Lacking one of these you need to work spoons like Kastmaster, Krocodile or Swedish Pimple vigorously at many depths keeping a constant eye on your fish finder. A few anglers came in saying they saw a technique on you tube using a small dodger and 3 or 4 foot leader with jig on the end. They bought a dodger from us and came in and reported success. No limits but fish they had never caught before. Usually dodger's are a Summer trolling device used by many. We do have a few still in stock left over from last Summer. Witchers Cove to the channel, Duck Island access from Coyote Ridge and North Shore out from of the Marina are the spots. North Shore and Duck Island have been producing the best. Stop in and we will show you exactly where to go on the map. GPS helps with coordinates on topo map. Spoons and smaller jigs like the pink and white Lazer and Paddle Bug also do well. The problem can be finicky fish change up as needed. Tip with something and that something can change by the day. Green Mummy Wax Worms worked well last week.

NORTHERN PIKE:FAIR: Action is sporadic. No fish for a day or two and then they are all over the place/  Most caught are under 30 inches. Not that you don't see monsters thay just won't bite when you want them to. Patience is the key. Waterdogs still a bait of choice. Large spoons with a small piece of sucker meat also performs well. Look to Cross Creek all the way down to Rocky Flats. The East side of Howbert and Corral Cove have also seen good action. Mid morning to late afternoon seems to be consistent.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George Colorado. A CPW Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park.  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 or life 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 Thanks. Oh and by the way there may not always be a  fish  pic.

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

Copyright 2010-19 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.

                                                 


11 Mile Weekly Fishing Report 02.07.19

 WINTER SEASON HOURS:  Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM M-F by reservation or if we are there. OPEN MONDAY FEB 18 PRESIDENTS DAY

RENTAL EQUIPMENT SALE: Vexilar FLSE-8 Genz Box like new $199.00 two available. Strike Master Electric 40V 10" Auger less than 90 days old. $589.00 new, Sale Price $489.00 one available. ION 8' Electric Auger $689.00 new, sale price $589.00 not immediately available reserve with deposit. Shappell 3000 two person shelter good condition $149.00. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are always looking for good employees and its not to soon to start thinking about Spring and Summer employment. Call 719-748-0317 ask for Stacy.

SUPPORT THE REPORT: We want to thank all of those who stop in and support the report by patronizing our store. Very much appreciated!

FISHING REPORT PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot. If we use it on the report we will give you a $15.00 in store credit. We will pick the best entry (in our opinion) at the end of the season. Winner gets $100.00 in store credit. Size does matter but not always. Smiles, setting and overall presentation count too! Forward to elevenmile@hotmail.com or 11milesports.com. We will be posting pics not chosen on our Facebook and Instagram accounts from time to time. Many great shots only a pic or two chosen each week.but your pic may be chosen for reports later in the season and not necessarily in the week you sent it in.

PICS ON THE REPORT: Top. Forrest Perry and Billy Frazier of Peyton win the Everyday Angler South Park Ice Masters Trophy and Green Jacket 7.435lbs total weight 2 fish $742.00. Bottom Ford Williams and Perry Apfelbeck win Pro Division Trophy and Green Jacket along with Big Fish Pot 13.400lbs Total weight 2 fish, 9.015lbs BFP $2,425.00 total winnings Contest details posted soon on Contest Results page.

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CONDITIONS: Park is open 24/7/365. The lake is 100% capped with 4 to 6 inches of snow on that. Thickness 19 to 25 inches. No significant new snow.  Roads clear with some icy spots. This Winter is more typical than the last few. Last year this time we already started seeing open water. We anticipate a solid February and ice fishing into mid March on top of what has been a great catching season. South Platte River Basin 129% of median.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Eagle Claw Shappell Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament Series: MARCH 2, MARINA MARCH MADNESS. ALL SPECIE FISH ANYWHERE ON THE LAKE. THREE FISHING SETS. WEIGH YOUR FISH IN WHICHEVER SET YOU CHOOSE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST. CAN WEIGH IN DIFFERENT FISH IN EACH SET. BIG FISH IS RANDOM DRAW FROM THE THREE BIGGEST FISH. ITS MADNESS AND LOTS OF FUN. SIGN UP NOW. ICE WON'T BE A PROBLEM THIS YEAR.

WATER FLOW:   IN 48.7  CFS   OUT: 53.3 CFS   Water Temp: ICE COLD
MARINA STORE AND LAKE SPECIALISTS: Camping, ICE Fishing, Flies, Lures, Bait, Clothing, Food, Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream and more.  Stop in and check out our offerings and get the latest fishing information.  We have a great store with great selection of what works.  Support the fishing report... Shop our store on-line or here at the lake. Stop in and find out how we can help you catch fish, NO BS just great up to the minute info. Buy a lake topo map from us and we will mark it up with all the ICE FISHING hot spots. They say information is power. It's also critical to catching fish. The maps have GPS coordinates on them so you just can't miss. We want you to be successful here at the Mile. Hey we all shop Amazon how can you not but save a little of that tackle budget for us. Thanks in advance for you patronage. We are here because of your continued support.

TROUT:VERY GOOD: Consistency has been the mark of this season so far. Catching has maintained a steady pace. Typically things slow up as we hit February so we will see but for now lots of great fish being caught. There were 100 teams in last Saturdays contest. 52 teams weighed in fish. Those are great odds if you want to go fishing. And certainly there were other teams that caught but decided not to weigh in. Many fish were in the 2 and 3 pound range. Tube jigs and Kastmasters have produced a fair number. Hot baits in general have been Trout Traps, Northland spoons, 11 Mile Krytsal Lazers in Chartreuse, Pink, Black or White. Red Meal or Wax either Mummy or live have done well. From Witchers Cove to Coyote Ridge the entire lake is fishing well. Lazy Boy, Suckers Cove and Stoll Mtn have been hot. Stop in for the up to the minute report before you hit the ice. The Fun House Claw Machine in the store is jammed packed with Northland spoons and jigs. For .50 cent try you can't hardly lose. Stop in and hit the Fun House before or after your day on the ice.

KOKANEE SALMON: SLAMMIN EXCELLENT: It has been a long time since we have seen action like we are now seeing. Back in the day (80's and 90's) Eleven Mile was famous for it's Kokannee action. Over time as the Gill Lice did in the salmon and stocking numbers dwindled anglers targeting the specie have understandably dropped off dramatically. It takes knowledge and specific equipment. We now have a few opportunities for guided fishing for koke's for a limited time and limited dates. There are a few super Kokanne anglers in Colorado. Nate Zelinsky/Tightline Outdoors, Robby Richardson/Sportfishcolorado, Larry and Alex Falk/11 Mile Marina along with guys like Ford Williams/Silverthorne and Rich Kamamoto/Florissant. We are now offering specific salmon trips while the bite lasts. Learn from the professionals. Either Larry, Alex, Ford or Rich will be available on selected dates. Learn how it's done and experience the adrenaline rush a slamming kokanee bite offers. $300 for two anglers for a half day (approximately 4 hours)  Current limit is 10 fish per angler. There is no guarantee you'll catch anything but we offer this opportunity with confidence based on our knowledge and experience.  Call 719-748-0317 to book your trip now. Larry had a cancellation Saturday the 9th.  We believe we will see this action last through mid March. If it turns off we will honestly let you know and decline the trip. It's a lot of work for us and we want you to have success.

NORTHERN PIKE:FAIR: Although fish are being caught they are super cautious. No real monsters. Most fish between 23 and 30 inches.  Action still reported  from the West end. Work Rocky Flats to Stoll to Cross Creek in 4 to 12 feet of water. North Shore should be seeing some large ones moving in to corral the stockers up against where the ice meets the shore. Waterdogs have been very productive. Work them on a tip up or a stiff combo rig. Hold one in a bucket ready for action. Fish for Trout see a Piker put the dog down.  Imagine having a dog down there swimming when a big Northern is moving in on the smaller fish and you have a moving, living bait as all the little ones scatter for dear life. Kastmasters in Fire Tiger and Silver/blue have also done particularly well. We also like the Perch Krocodile tipped with a small piece of night crawler or sucker meat. You are now allowed to use a Perch caught out of the lake for bait after it is "euthanized". Put that on your tip up and see what happens. Perch have been caught mostly on the West end out from Cross Creek.  We have dogs and suckers. Size does matter and we have the right size.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George Colorado. A CPW Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park.  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 or life 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 Thanks. Oh and by the way there may not always be a  fish  pic.

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

Copyright 2010-19 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.

                                                 

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