Fly Fishing Report for Spinney Reservoir

Spinney Reservoir Fishing Report


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LEARN FROM THE BEST: We're now running our Guided Powerboat Trips on Antero, and will be on Spinney as soon as ice is off and water level allows the ramps to open. These trips are a phenomenal way to learn how to approach these great stillwater venues! We do offer both fly and conventional (spin fishing) trips on the reservoirs. CLICK HERE to learn more or call us at (719) 371-4530.









Spinney Mountain Reservoir


General Overview

*Spinney ramps will close on October 31st, and the reservoir will close on November 15th unless ice formation occurs before that. Until then, wading will be a great option, but you'll certainly need to cover water!


Lake Conditions

Lake Level:  FULL


Clarity: Clear

Suggested Methods

For best success during Summer Primetime, focus on long static indicator nymphing rigs.  Fish will be keying in on Leeches and Chironomids.  Weed growth has certainly concentrated fish more in those areas however you will still find fish cruising the edges as the reservoir is full. Be ready with adult patterns of all the previoously mentioned bugs, as fish will certainly key on the surface if the hatch is strong enough. Throwing black or olive streamers can also be affective at times but insure you're using a sink tip or full sink line. 




Antero Reservoir


General Overview

Its been all about pre-spawn Brown Trout at Antero for the last month, and will be until we start to see ice formation (pretty soon). Cover water and sight fish or get out in a boat (while you can).


Lake Conditions

Antero is Full and ramps are OPEN



Suggested Methods

Its static indicator rigs time featuring egg patterns, leeches and chironomids. Stripping a small baitfish style streamer can also be a fun option though less productive.