Hello fin chasers. I just wanted to share my observations from Elevenmile Reservoir when I was up there on 10/8/2020. First off it was an absolutely beautiful day with no wind until about 2:30pm and it was very light. The lake is experiencing a severe algae bloom. To the point where the fish finders were mistaken large clumps as fish. The goal was trophy pike with large swim baits but we couldn't hook into any no matter what we tried. We switched to chasing trout and the bite was very slow. We were using white HD Trout lures, trout magnet orange jigs, salmon eggs and good ole worms. We caught 5 bows with all of them being under 20 inches. If you don't want to deal with the algae head over to the east side. It was 3 to 2 for the east side of the lake. Other anglers were telling us that Antero is a better choice for trout, both browns and bows. We also saw some deer swimming across the lake. I thought this was pretty cool. On to Lake Pueblo next week for fall walleyes!