Fly Fishing Report for Spinney Reservoir

Spinney Reservoir Fishing Report  

 

Spinney Mountain Reservoir

 

General Overview

Summer fishing has been off the charts!

This Summer has brought one of the heaviest Chrionomid and Callibaetis hatches in recent memory to the South Park Lakes. The addition of strong damselfly activity in the last several weeks has also been very fun. Though they fish the same bug wise, Spinney in particular has been HOT, and not fishing quite as well as Antero.

 

Lake Conditions

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

Lake Level: 50158 Acre Ft (Full)

Clarity: Clear 

Suggested Methods

 Most of the fish will be found foraging in groups near the weed beds, however fish can be found cruising 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, Damselflies and 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 or a damsel imitation on a quick twitch. 

  

Antero Reservoir

 

General Overview

This Summer has brought one of the heaviest Chrionomid and Callibaetis hatches in recent memory to the South Park Lakes. The addition of strong damselfly activity in the last several weeks has also been very fun. Water temperature has maintained very manageable and fishing has been very productive at Antero, especially in the mornings!

 

Lake Conditions

 The Lake is full and clarity is good. 

Lake Level: Full

Clarity: Clear 

Suggested Methods

Most of the fish will be found foraging in groups near the weed beds, however fish can be found cruising 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, Damselflies and 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 or a damsel imitation on a quick twitch.