Spinney Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Spinney Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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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.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Spinney Reservoir is currently Excellent

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Sunrise to 2pm

Best stretch: South Shore

Best access point: Entrance road into state park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Chironomids, Callibaetis, Damsels

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout

Fishing season: Ice-off through Mid November

Nearest airport: Colorado Springs

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Spinney Reservoir Description

Spinney Reservoir has become one of the premier still water locations in the Rocky Mountains. Not only trophy fish into the double digit range can be possible, but also a higher average size range than any other reservoir in the state. Nestled in the heart of South Park this Gold Medal fishery not only has extremely productive trout fishing but also some of the best views of the beautiful Collegiate Peaks Range.

Techniques & Tips

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...

7-Day Forecast

Fish are along weed beds chowing in the mornings. Afternoons are of course much slower.

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