Flow: 300 cfs River Graph
Ten Mile Creek flows from Freemont Pass down to Copper Resort, where it meets with West Ten Mile Creek, and continues to to flow east through Ten Mile Canyon to Dillon Reservoir. North Tenmile Creek is another fishable tributary that drains into 10 Mile Canyon near Frisco from the Gore Range. This water holds a nice population of brookies, browns, rainbows, and cutthroat trout. Small dryflies, nymphs, and streamers can all hook fish here, the summer months can provide excellent dry-dropper fishing.
RIVER FLOW(Cubic Feet Per Second):
About 300 cfs at Frisco.
WATER TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F):
Very clear most of the time, but can get off color with rain storms and on really warm days.
CURRENT FOOD SOURCES:
| Stoneflies | caddis | Baetis | midge larva/pupa/adults | worms, small fish, leeches etc. |
Flies to Try
Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph size 14-20 | TDJ Golden Stone 16-20 | Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph size 14-20 | San Jaun Flash Worm Red | JuJu Sally size 16-20 | UV midge chocolate size 18-22 | Sparkle Wing RS2 size 18-22
Tim's Beetle green size 10-14 | Hippy Stomper Yellow or Brown size 10-14 | Parachute Adams size 14-22 | Elk Hair Caddis yellow size 14-18 | Pearl and Elk Caddis size 14-16 | Solitude Midge black size 18-22 |
| Slump Busters | Sculpzillas | Hot Head Squirrel Leeches |
Guide Tip of the Week:
Ten Mile Creek is at about 300 cfs at Frisco. Fishing can be more challenging with these high flows. Although, the creek is slowly beginning to drop and should fish well in the coming weeks. Hopper/Dropper rigs are going to be the most effective way to fish this creek. Fish slower pocket water or deeper pools and you should find some luck.
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5/21/21: Guide Jack Specht took a day to fish Ten Mile Creek and found success in the upper sections near Copper Mountain. Small midge and stonefly patterns were the key to success. Hot flies for the day included the TDJ Golden Stone #16-20, Tungsten Yellow Sally # UV Midge #20-22, Gray Sparkle Wing RS2 20-22.
Local angler Beau Baynum has been taking advantage of the pocket water in the middle stretches of 10 Mile Creek...