Got to Spinney at 5:50 AM and lines in at 6:15 AM just past spillway from shore. Tried small pink tube jig on slip bobber on one line and fly and bubble with #12 brown callibaetis emerger, #14 callibaetis parachute. Also tried YoZuri shimp hard body for pike. Threw 1/4 oz. perch kastmaster. One missed strike on fly and bubble at 6:35 AM. The road was super nice and looked to be freshly grated. Light fog in first hour or so. Air temp started at 50 and was about 65 at 8:30 AM when I left. Many belly boaters (over 30) on north shore area and a few boats trolling. I did not see anyone catch fish.
Fished at Howbert point from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. Water was getting too warm air temp 72. Water starting to get lower my guess is about -7 ft. A lot of people at the reservoir over 30 boats and many shore fisherman. Campgrounds were 75% full. Fishing Without Boundaries was having an event and I got some tastey hotlinks wrapped in tortilla for a small donation.
Took CR23 from 24 to the reservoir and it was in pretty good condition with some minor washouts. Got t line in on East side in middle at 12:30 PM and caught 1 - 14" rainbow on first cast, one 12" rainbow on second cast then one 10" rainbow 20 minutes later. weeds are plentiful. Caught all three on #12 brown callibaetis emerger with fly and bubble. There were about 5 boats and as many belly boaters. Left at 1PM, water was warm and air temp 75+ and level was about -6 ft. Many shore fisherman, camp areas 75% plus full lots of people having fun. Took CR77 out to 24 and it is one of the worst improved roads I have been on in the state (except the couple miles at the reservoir were brand new which is the important part LOL).
I am just learnign about flies, the first pic is callibaetis emerger and the second is a callibaetis parachute (with dry fly goo so it floated on the top) which I also tried. I thought I would include the pics so others could learn as I am learning differnt patterns and places to use them.
Conditions reports submitted for all... Ca Ching :)