Fishing Report

11 Mile Weekly Fishing Report 12.13.18

NEW WINTER SEASON HOURS:  Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM M-F by reservation or if we are there.  Note we use to open at 6:00AM so please be advised it's now 7. OPEN EVERYDAY FROM DECEMBER 26 TO JANUARY 6, 2019 

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

RENTAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: We rent everything you need by the piece or package. Ice Master Package comes with Shappell DX 3000 two person shelter, 8" ION Electric Power Auger, Vexilar, Heater, Bucket with two combos, and ice scoop.

Stricke Master 40 Volt 10" and ION Electric 8" Power Augers are new to our rental line. They are awesome! We no longer feature or use Jiffy. The Strike Master 8" electric is so hot in the market that they already sold out. Whats on the floors of stores is it for the season. We couldn't even get them ourselves.

ICE FISHING 2019: Even though ice fishing grows in popularity each year in Colorado, industry stats show that we represent just 3% of the national ice fishing market. So when points East like Minnesota, Wisconsin and the like have an early start to the season like this year equipment sometimes gets hard to get. Manufacturers who rely on China have played it conservative and tarriff issues have interupted the supply line. If you see a piece of equipment you want you better get it sooner rather than later. There are already things we cannot get and will not be able to in 2019.

CONDITIONS: Park is open 24/7/365. The lake is 100% capped. Thickness running 5 to 10 inches. Glare ice conditions in most areas. No new snow to speak of. Cleats a must. Ice anchors for your shelter not necessary if you think the wind will never blow here. We often see unsecured shelters heading toward the dam. Sometimes with small children and pets. Safety cost so little to prevent so much loss. We have plenty of ice anchors on hand. Don't go out without them.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Eagle Claw Shappell Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament Series: Grand Slam January 5, South Park Ice Masters February 2, Marina March Madness March 2

WATER FLOW:   IN 46.4 CFS   OUT: 56.9 CFS Super low flow.  Water Temp: 32
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 here. 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 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. Thanks in advance for your patronage. Hey we all shop Amazon how can you not but save little of that tackle budget for us. Thanks in advance for you patronage.

TROUT:GOOD: Action is starting off with good reports from all around the lake. One thing is for sure. You don't have to go to Cross Creek to catch a fish. But you wouldn't know by last Saturdays turn out. We get it easy access and thicker ice early but if we see a crowd we move on and so do the fish. They can only take so much commotion. Action has been good at Rocking Chair to Goose Island, West side of Howbert Point, Points around Deer Island and Stoll Mountain to Points West. North Shore? Better stay away, no crowds, means more fish for you. Recent stocking makes North Shore a good place to take the kids for guaranteed fun. We were testing new equipment in the small boat cove at North Shore and although most of the fish were small we saw huge fish that did have an interest. But sometimes you are just not quick enough. Pink as often is the case has been strong. Many anglers are going to jigs like our Krystal Lazers and Tiny Tots. Trout Traps and pink and white Paddle Bugs have been really good. The Paddle Bug was hard to get last year, we have a limited supply currently. We particularly like spoons like Kastmaster and Krocodile tipped with a meal or mummy wax worm. Twenty feet of water has been a most productive depth. With glare ice and dusting of snow conditions in play moving is easy so if you have no action don't complain MOVE. Sometimes it doesn't take much of a move. Early and mid morning have been good. as well as early afternoon.

KOKANEE SALMON: NO REPORT: Just a tad early for venturing way out there where the ice was last to form.

NORTHERN PIKE:GOOD: Initial reports show agressive action. Bigger fish have been interested and active. Waterdogs are hot. Sucker meat on a spoon not to shabby either. White tube jigs tipped with sucker are a bait you should try. Dead stick has been most effective. West End to Rocky Flats and the East side of Howbert Point. North Shore at the Marina sees big fish chasing newly stocked Cuttbows. Three to 12 feet of water.

CONTEST SPONSORS: We are excited to announce five new sponsors for this years Eagle Claw Shappell Colorado Classic. Erik Bear Taxidermy a local business in Fairplay. We are very excited about four new national brand sponsors. Rapala, Luhr Jensen, Suffix and StrkeMaster. Stay tuned for details. Unfortunately we will not be having Cabela's participation. We thank them for their past 7 years of help. With the Bass Pro acquisition things have changed dramatically. One of the issue is Brass Pro is supportive of catch and release tournaments which we are not.

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 enteriing 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 2010-18 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.

11 Mile Marina Weekly Fishing Report 12.06.18

It's On! Photo courtesy E. Romero

NEW WINTER SEASON HOURS: December 8  to March 3, 2019.  Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM M-F by reservation. Note we use to open at 6:00AM so please be advised it's now 7. OPEN EVERYDAY FROM DECEMBER 26 TO JANUARY 6, 2019

UPDATE:12.07.18: Reports from early ice is good. Lots of action and big fish. Ice thickness 4 to 8 inches.

CONDITIONS: Park is open 24/7/365. The lake is 100% capped. Extreme caution advised for early ice. 3 to 4 inches was typical last weekend. We should see 4 to 7 this weekend. It has been cold at night. A very small dusting of snow makes for slick ice. We believe 4 inches is the minimum ice for fishing. We never call ice safe no matter how thick it is. Watch out for cracks and ridges.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Eagle Claw Shappell Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament Series: Grand Slam January 5, South Park Ice Masters February 2, Marina March Madness March 2New product can't wiait to try

WATER FLOW:   IN 120 CFS   OUT: 123  CFS  Water Temp: 32We have evrything you need to hit the ice. Success on the ice starts at 11 Mile Marina.
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 here. 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 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. Thanks in advance for your patronage. Hey we all shop Amazon how can you not but save little of that tackle budget for us. Thanks in advance for you patronage.
TROUT: LIMITED REPORT: A few (very few) anglers NOT including us ventured out last weekend. Most hit the Cross Creek area. Action was mixed with numerous smaller fish abound and a few big ones. CPW did dump in catchable Cuttbows just last week (5,000) and Rainbows (8,000) at the end of October. That was not part of the Winter stocking program. Leftovers as they call them. Getting our store stocked with all the ice fishing gear and new products. Those Mummy Wax Worms look awesome. Wax Worms are notoriase for not living very long. Get them cold and they are done. These are real wax worms that have been colorized and mumified. We have Pink, Orange and Chartruese. They also can last for more than one fish if not lost. Can't imagine them not being productive. Come check them out. 35 Count

NORTHERN PIKE:Limited Report: They seemed to be active for the few out mostly small fish but agressive. We will have waterdogs in this weekend. Ice fishing brings new Pike opportunities. Tip Ups work well with a sucker or live Waterdog. Spoons are also a favorite tipped with a piece of sucker or nightcrawler. We like to set our tip ups higher rather than lower just a few feet below the ice no matter where we are.

CONTEST SPONSORS: We are excited to announce five new sponsors for this years Eagle Claw Shappell Colorado Classic. Erik Bear Taxidermy a local business in Fairplay. We are very excited about four new national brand sponsors. Rapala, Luhr Jensen, Suffix and StrkeMaster. Stay tuned for details. Unfortunately we will not be having Cabela's participation. We thank them for their past 7 years of help. With the Bass Pro acquisition things have changed dramatically. One of the issue is Brass Pro is supportive of catch and release tournaments which we are not.

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 enteriing 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 2010-18 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.


    
 

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