WINTER SEASON HOURS: Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM M-F by reservation or if we are there. Plenty of great ice fishing to come in March!
END OF ICE FISHING SALES: We have deals on a couple Strike Master 10" and Ion 8" Electric Augers as well as Vexilars. The new electric augers are in our view the best technological advance in ice fishing equipment in recent memory. They are pricy but here is your chance to get one at a great price. Take one out back and punch a hole to see, hear and feel the difference. A few ice combo's left (Eagle Claw In Line) 50% off.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Not just a Seasonal job. The Park has come of age and is a major destination for many in the Summer. The Park sold out for every weekend by mid April the last two years. If you are interested in a career in recreation resort management or already in the business this could be a job for you. Salary varies based on experience starting at $16.00 per hour. In the Summer our crew can make $25.00/hour with gratuities. Full time. send resume to email@example.com Also looking for guides must have your own boat and equipment. Working under our license.
NEW WEBSITE: We were recently informed that our hosting server will be servicing websites related to the bicycle industry only effective April 1. Working on a new site now.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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(S): Brianna catches this beauty on March 10. Best ice catching yet to come.
RENTAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE
CONDITIONS:: Park is open 24/7/365. No open water. Ice thickness running 14 to 23 inches. Ice close to shore is thinner and softer with very thick and hard ice in deeper water. Always be careful around rocks. Caution always advised. Recent storm dumped at least 10 inches but it was the blowing and drifting that was impressive. Park has a big plowing job on their hands but most parking and access areas will be cleared by the weekend. New snow means more difficult hiking if you are salmon fishing but not nearly as bad in the shallows. Slush between new snow and ice occurs when temperatures warm. We anticipate ice fishing most if not all of the month the way things are going. What a great Spring Break opportunity for a change. Bring the grill for the on ice barbecue.
WATER FLOW: IN 47.5 CFS OUT: 69.7 CFS Water Temp: ICE COLD Water varies based on location
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: It seems action is consistent all over the lake. Stocker action strong at North Shore but you can see them almost anywhere now as the Winter stocking is rapped up. Try 10 to 20 feet of water just on the bottom. Big fish in even closer and shallower. Be careful you don't underestimate things. With new snow and thick ice you can easily drill into the lake bottom and trash your blades looking for three or four feet of water. Large tube jigs, Trout Traps and Krystal Lazers hitting the best always tipped with something. You can use meal worms, wax worms, salmon eggs, piece of night crawler, even small shrimp to entice on a jig but definitely use something. We heard Valley Country Tackle in Aurora still has Mummy Worms. We are out and they have been good all season. Good time to practice with 4lb test. You will be a better ice fisher person for it. Industry standards says you should be able to real in a fish at least 3 times your line strength. Take the plunge lower your line weight increase the size of fish you catch. It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved a tight line and spooling drag of a really big fish.
KOKANEE SALMON: VERY GOOD: Looked like a Cross Creek crowd at Duck Island last Saturday. The bite has been later pretty often. The ones that did the best fished through 2:30PM. The bite at North Shore has been between 11:00AM and 1:30PM. The trick is to go through the tackle box. When they won't hit the spoons they more likely will hit micro jigs like 11 Mile Marina Krytal Lazers, Tiny Tots, Paddle Bugs and Rat Finke. When they are up high you can see them just suck those micros down as long as it's tipped with a meal or wax worm. They definitely have chunked up over the Winter. We are seeing fish close to 17 inches and fat. Now is the time. You never know what next year will bring so hit it while you can. Travel light. Hiking back can be like hiking in mashed potatoes. We are still doing salmon guide trips. Limited dates available.
NORTHERN PIKE:FAIR: Sometimes you would think these fish middle name is Kokanee as finicky as they have been. They are there but very leery. We are out of waterdogs for the season. Suckers in stock. Smaller fish being caught but the trophies are elusive. They are visible but hard to catch. You just never know when they will hit but you will never know if you don't try.
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.
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