Fly Fishing Report for Spinney Reservoir

Spinney Reservoir Fishing Report  

   

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Spinney Mountain Reservoir

 

General Overview

Consistent Spring Fishing thus far on the Reservoirs!

The Chironomid hatch is full swing. Still its best to carry 2 rods, one focusing on Chironomids and immature Callibaetis nymphs...the other with an intermediate line/ light sink tip and a small leech pattern. You will still find alot of cruising fish, as weed bed growth is only starting...

 

Lake Conditions

 The reservoir is about 3/4 capacity, clarity is good with exception of around the inlet.

Lake Level: 39304 Acre Ft (70%)

Clarity: Clear 

Suggested Methods

Its best to carry 2 rods this time of year, and you can catch just as many fish on foot as you can from a boat or a tube at this point. Most of the fish will be found foraging in groups all over the lake. Our guides rig one rod with a static indicator rig, and the other with and intermediate sink head/ line. Your static indicator rig should focus on Chironomids, Egg Patterns, and immature Callibaetis nymphs. If you run a second rod with a short sink tip or intermediate head, it is best to use small leech patterns in a dark red or olive coloration. 

  

Antero Reservoir

 

General Overview

The reservoir is open to boating now, and the Chironomid hatch is full swing. Still its best to carry 2 rods, one focusing on Chironomids and immature Callibaetis nymphs...the other with an intermediate line/ light sink tip and a small leech pattern. You will still find alot of cruising fish, as weed bed growth is only starting...

 

Lake Conditions

 The Lake is full and clarity is good. 

Lake Level: Full

Clarity: Clear 

Suggested Methods

Running 2 rods, one with a static nymph rig, the other with a small olive or black streamer will be your best method. Fish seem to be sporadically cruising all shorelines. You can run your static nymph rigs at around 8-10ft in length with Chironomids and immature Callibaetis nymphs. Streamer rigs should be used for cruising fish you can see foraging.