Fly Fishing Report for Spinney Reservoir

Spinney Reservoir Fishing Report

 

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Spinney Mountain Reservoir

 

General Overview

Weed growth is becoming very mature now and the Callibaetis activity is now strong as well. Look for fish to really key to Callibaetis during any significant hatches and be prepared with the nymph, emerger and adult. We're still seeing fish cruising and foraging (even on the edges), so a streamer/ leech rig on a sink tip setup has been very effective to cover water with. Damsel activity has also ramped up nicely along with some strong Caddis hatches at times... In general very well rounded fishing on Spinney right now!

 

Lake Conditions

80%

 

Clarity: Clear to tinted at times due to wind

 

Suggested Methods

In the summer it's a game of covering water and being prepared at various depths with various attractors, scuds and chironomids, and now transitioning into callibaetis. When callibaetis activity is heavy, fish will be condensed on and near the weed beds...otherwise look for cruising fish. Carrying multiple rods will be key, as we recommend both static indicator rigging and intermediate/ sink tip style setups for retrieving leeches and attractors. Pattern wise, your focus will be first and foremost on callibaetis...mixing in egg patterns, scuds, chironomids, leeches, damsels and other attractor style streamers. Check out our "Stillwater Tactics" video above for in-depth details!

 

 

Antero Reservoir

 

General Overview

Antero is fishing very similarly to Spinney right now...but the Callibaetis activity does seem to be a little further along on Antero. Weed growth is fully mature now and the Callibaetis activity is now strong as well. Look for fish to really key to Callibaetis during any significant hatches and be prepared with the nymph, emerger and adult. We're still seeing fish cruising and foraging (even on the edges), so a streamer/ leech rig on a sink tip setup has been very effective to cover water with. We've also seen damsel activity really ramp up, so be prepared on that front as well. Get out there and enjoy...July can be one of the best months of the year on Antero!

 

 

Lake Conditions

 

Lake Level: Full

Clarity: Clear 

 

Suggested Methods

In the summer it's a game of covering water and being prepared at various depths with various attractors, scuds and chironomids, and now transitioning into callibaetis. When callibaetis activity is heavy, fish will be condensed on and near the weed beds...otherwise look for cruising fish. Carrying multiple rods will be key, as we recommend both static indicator rigging and intermediate/ sink tip style setups for retrieving leeches and attractors. Pattern wise, your focus will be first and foremost on callibaetis...mixing in egg patterns, scuds, chironomids, leeches, damsels and other attractor style streamers. Check out our "Stillwater Tactics" video above for in-depth details!