Post By: The_Flyfisherman Posted: 6/11/2012 4:21:43 PMPoints: 40
I saw that the tail waters of strontia springs reservoir had easy access and isnt to far up in the mountains and wondered if that was a good fishery and if so im going with a flyrod, anything will help thanks in advance guys!
Reply by: Snagaddict Posted: 6/12/2012 8:15:42 AM Points: 281
Above Marston diversion there are decent populations of Browns, almost no rainbows. As a spin guy I have to fish selectively because the water is so shallow in places and quite quick. I focus on the pools and do pretty well with crankbaits. Streamers should perform the same way in the pools.
I don't see a whole lot of hatch activity in this water, perhaps partly because the sun doesn't grace parts of the canyon for very long. Also this water is very cold coming from the bottom of the dam. In any case, dries may not be incredibly effective but I think midges and pupas could give you a chance to dead drift in the long, shallow runs.
I think there are some larger fish here, but I wouldnt expect much more than 12" consistently.
Reply by: Snagaddict Posted: 6/12/2012 9:52:36 AM Points: 281
If you're going up the trail you'll come to two spill-over dam structures that create concrete waterfalls on the river. The first is abandoned-looking with rotting wood structures and fairly small. The second is considerably larger and obviously still in use with a propane tank out front. That second one is Marston. The water behind it is very slow moving for the next 400 yards or so, then you come to some boulder structure that gets it moving again. Right after the bridge crosses the river is generally where I start hitting holes on the water. I also gave a few holes just down from the dam a shot yesterday and didn't get any love. Would like to know what kind of luck you have out there!