Trout Fishing Eleven Mile Canyon

Trout Fishing Eleven Mile Canyon was INCREDIBLE on Friday, and this next Saturday was just as great, in fact, you’re going to see the largest rainbow trout Mike has ever caught. It was between 15 inches to 17 inches, and that’s not a fisherman’s tale.

Saturday Trout Fishing

Saturday was cloudy most of the day but the fishing was great early in the day and then again later. The middle of the day was a bust but was still great when you’re in scenery as we found in the Eleven Mile Canyon. Here are some photos of our day on the South Platte River which starts at the dam in the canyon.

Eleven Mile Canyon Colorado

Eleven Mile Canyon Colorado

Eleven Mile Canyon Colorado

Eleven Mile Canyon Colorado

Eleven Mile Canyon Colorado

Unfortunately I was not with Mike in the morning when he caught 6 to 8 trout, but I was with him when he caught the big rainbow trout later in the day. We were maybe 1/4 of a mile below the dam and here are some photos of the catch and some cool underwater pics when we released this beauty.

Large Rainbow Trout

Large Rainbow Trout

Large Rainbow Trout

Large Rainbow Trout

Large Rainbow Trout

We caught a few more fish after the big catch, but after fishing all day, Mike and I were ready to relax at the campsite and enjoy some good food. I believe we had ribeye steaks this night. I showed Mike a new way to cook the steaks and he said that this particular steak was one of the best he had ever had. Of course, everything tastes better in the mountains after a long day on the river.

I’ll post a new video here soon to show you how we cooked the steaks. It’s much easier than cooking over a grill on the fire.

Fireside Chat of the Weeks Events

After dinner, Mike and I sat down to go over our fishing adventures of the week, starting at Cheeseman Canyon, near Deckers, Colorado and ending at the Eleven Mile Canyon, near Lake George, Colorado.

Cheeseman Canyon, CO

Cheeseman Canyon, CO

To cut to the chase, the fishing at Cheeseman Canyon was a bust, due to heavy pressure on the fish from over fishing since it is so close to Denver and Colorado Springs. It’s a catch and release river, but that doesn’t mean the fish will take your bait after seeing it for a thousand times in one day.

Eleven Mile Canyon

Eleven Mile Canyon

Final Thoughts

This was a great fishing trip. The weather was incredible and the two camp sites were spectacular. Mike and I will be back trout fishing again in late July and again in late August, and Possibly again in late September. When Colorado and river fishing get in your blood, it’s hard to wait for the next fishing trip.

Check out the video below of Saturday’s fishing adventure and the fireside chat of the weeks events.

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