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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

South Park ICE OUT!!!!!!!!!

Post By: Anteroman      Posted: 1/8/2017 11:49:40 AM     Points: 2060    
OK, it's that time of year again!!!!

PAY ATTENTION, you get one choice for one day, first one to choose the day correctly wins a 1000 size U/L spin reel with a quality U/L rod and a box of appropriate lures.

What day will be the first day of fishing after ICE OUT on Spinney Mountain Reservoir?

From March 1 to May 30th. Please pick your date, Winner will be announced when official word come out on Spinney's opening.

Good Luck, one choice one day.


 Reply by: TBD      Posted: 1/8/2017 11:55:42 AM     Points: 2134    
April 20th
 Reply by: Raskal      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:04:28 PM     Points: 2184    
 Reply by: bullet boy      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:05:58 PM     Points: 401    
April 26th
 Reply by: fatherODangly      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:07:44 PM     Points: 10    
 Reply by: Azexp      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:11:36 PM     Points: 30    
April 28th
 Reply by: Wild Trout Hunter      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:15:28 PM     Points: 238    
April 24th
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:21:21 PM     Points: 5112    
 Reply by: Todd morse      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:21:36 PM     Points: 108    
 Reply by: aquez      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:23:25 PM     Points: 195    
April 12th
 Reply by: Fisch stix      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:24:57 PM     Points: 45    
April Twenty-First.
 Reply by: Whiskerhunter      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:29:39 PM     Points: 107    
April 19th
 Reply by: SkunkBros      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:33:17 PM     Points: 91    
May 11th 2017
 Reply by: ICE-DAWG      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:37:36 PM     Points: 67    
April 23rd
 Reply by: 5points      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:50:20 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: JoeFish6      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:50:37 PM     Points: 3    
April 27th
 Reply by: aresgraphix      Posted: 1/8/2017 12:53:35 PM     Points: 89    
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:23:52 PM     Points: 1090    
 Reply by: kottob      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:25:54 PM     Points: 102    
 Reply by: TthePikester      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:27:08 PM     Points: 160    
April 13th
 Reply by: trouty      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:43:49 PM     Points: 236    
 Reply by: pike&cats      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:46:43 PM     Points: 24    
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:55:07 PM     Points: 243    
April 25th
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 1/8/2017 1:56:04 PM     Points: 1293    
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: 1/8/2017 2:08:46 PM     Points: 675    
 Reply by: Butes      Posted: 1/8/2017 2:12:41 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Knottyboy      Posted: 1/8/2017 2:16:31 PM     Points: 237    
April 1st!!!
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 1/8/2017 2:24:53 PM     Points: 1415    
April 10th
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 1/8/2017 2:39:02 PM     Points: 6658    
I'll take April 7th since the 14th and 21st were LreDy aken
 Reply by: Raiyyn      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:00:29 PM     Points: 51    
 Reply by: sirvaant      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:17:37 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: COBowKill      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:17:39 PM     Points: 0    
April 11th
 Reply by: telluride36      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:20:44 PM     Points: 8    
 Reply by: cimes      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:41:59 PM     Points: 138    
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 1/8/2017 3:59:53 PM     Points: 19166    
 Reply by: illpilgrim      Posted: 1/8/2017 4:01:13 PM     Points: 1555    
5th of may
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 1/8/2017 4:07:31 PM     Points: 4174    
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: 1/8/2017 4:25:52 PM     Points: 709    
 Reply by: bigroostatu      Posted: 1/8/2017 4:56:34 PM     Points: 23    
 Reply by: tfotrout      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:03:20 PM     Points: 858    
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:24:35 PM     Points: 4267    
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:29:18 PM     Points: 18730    
March 31st.
 Reply by: Captain Doughball      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:37:26 PM     Points: 2279    
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:42:43 PM     Points: 31575    
April 6th as there isn't much left!
 Reply by: Hybrid      Posted: 1/8/2017 6:51:47 PM     Points: 33    
 Reply by: skunkedagain 1      Posted: 1/8/2017 7:13:07 PM     Points: 0    
April 1st,8:00 am
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 1/8/2017 8:36:33 PM     Points: 182    
May 8th, 2017 at 5:30 am
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 1/8/2017 8:39:49 PM     Points: 739    
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: 1/8/2017 8:54:18 PM     Points: 16880    
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 1/8/2017 8:58:48 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: 1/8/2017 9:51:06 PM     Points: 55    
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: 1/8/2017 10:54:55 PM     Points: 160    
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 1/9/2017 5:55:01 AM     Points: 31575    
Hey guys. Go through and check your dates. There are at least 3 days that have been picked twice.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/9/2017 9:26:01 AM     Points: 647    
May13th - 2017
 Reply by: FishNRock      Posted: 1/9/2017 11:54:37 AM     Points: 3    
 Reply by: Jibber311      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:02:16 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:03:43 PM     Points: 160    
I'll change mine to 3/30 since 4/8 was already taken.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:27:23 PM     Points: 2060    
Pay attention,
The following need to pick new dates, your choice was already taken.

illpilgrim 5/5
lilhooker 5/13
skunkedagain 4/1
kitheme 4/7
buoon 4/8

Please pick an available date.
 Reply by: illpilgrim      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:40:28 PM     Points: 1555    
March 30. Looks like fishman and I had the same entry at the same time. Thanks for the heads up!
 Reply by: cmcnaught92      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:52:40 PM     Points: 68    
March 29th.
 Reply by: Lov2fish      Posted: 1/9/2017 12:59:29 PM     Points: 413    
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: 1/9/2017 1:16:09 PM     Points: 709    
"Antero" Bill. I don't see anyone who picked May 13th before me... unless Ive had too much of the wifes devils lettuce... HAHA
 Reply by: 3bxl      Posted: 1/9/2017 1:50:37 PM     Points: 135    
 Reply by: doozy      Posted: 1/9/2017 3:21:40 PM     Points: 757    
 Reply by: FishingApex      Posted: 1/9/2017 5:05:21 PM     Points: 6405    
March 31st
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 1/9/2017 8:43:29 PM     Points: 387    
I jumped the gun on the "Goals for 2017" post recently:

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Reply by: ADub TT Posted: Jan. 2, 7:44:45 PM Points: 374
My goal is to win Anterman's rod n reel combo for accurately and correctly predicting Spinney opening day of Thursday 4-13-17!
Mark it - ADub TT
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 1/9/2017 9:19:29 PM     Points: 0    
May the 4th be with us

(Hopefully it's not this late. )
 Reply by: Jakers83      Posted: 1/9/2017 11:50:42 PM     Points: 58    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/10/2017 7:47:11 AM     Points: 2060    
March 23, 27-31 taken
April 17th open
May 16,18,20,21,23 to end of month open

lilhooker ok on 5/13
3bxl 4/3 taken
fishing apex 3/31 taken
adub your in for the 14th of April
kithme 5/4 taken
jakers 83 5/14 taken

 Reply by: morry      Posted: 1/10/2017 7:59:39 AM     Points: 211    
April 22nd wag
 Reply by: trouty      Posted: 1/10/2017 11:07:51 AM     Points: 236    
Anteroman, I have April 17th picked. You have that as being open. Anyway, thanks for doing this again this year. Last year I missed it by one day so this may be the year that I win...haha! Thanks again
 Reply by: FishingApex      Posted: 1/10/2017 11:30:14 AM     Points: 6405    
March 23rd then. Sorry about that, I didn't see that it was taken when I looked.
 Reply by: Skookshunter      Posted: 1/10/2017 12:59:23 PM     Points: 2490    
 Reply by: Mullet80      Posted: 1/10/2017 3:12:19 PM     Points: 33    
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 1/10/2017 3:20:00 PM     Points: 94    
 Reply by: critterstuffer      Posted: 1/10/2017 5:02:58 PM     Points: 4    
March 25 for me, sounds a bit early but I was snoozing I guess.
 Reply by: FLETCHER      Posted: 1/10/2017 6:07:51 PM     Points: 40    
April, 22nd (A little bird told me)
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 1/10/2017 7:28:30 PM     Points: 387    
Thanks Bill! See you on 4-14! Even if I miss the date I still "owe" you a bit of Stranahan's??
 Reply by: MichaelP      Posted: 1/10/2017 8:42:52 PM     Points: 269    
Just plug me the first open spot in May.
 Reply by: cimes      Posted: 1/10/2017 8:51:50 PM     Points: 138    
I'll do April 17th if it's still available
 Reply by: papabatman      Posted: 1/10/2017 9:32:45 PM     Points: 95    
march 19th
 Reply by: Grogged1      Posted: 1/10/2017 9:50:50 PM     Points: 305    
 Reply by: trouty      Posted: 1/11/2017 6:04:52 AM     Points: 236    
Cimes, I've got April 17, sorry
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 1/11/2017 6:09:04 AM     Points: 6670    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/11/2017 11:21:50 AM     Points: 2060    
These dates are open:
March 1-18, 20-22


May open 20,21, 23-31

These are the dates currently available, GOOD LUCK!!!!

Michael P you have 5/18

The following need to pick a date as your choice was already taken,
Fishing apex both 3/23 and 3/31 were taken
Fish rangler

 Reply by: foCOfishin      Posted: 1/11/2017 4:45:44 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: thompo      Posted: 1/11/2017 5:24:25 PM     Points: 197    
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: 1/11/2017 5:51:46 PM     Points: 35    
July 4th. I'm going to celebrate my win by taking the flag man fishing.
 Reply by: MichaelP      Posted: 1/11/2017 6:50:13 PM     Points: 269    
Thanks Bill! 5/18 roger that.
 Reply by: 3bxl      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:01:43 PM     Points: 135    
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/12/2017 8:23:04 AM     Points: 647    
Give me 5/21 - come on extended winter!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/12/2017 8:23:39 AM     Points: 647    
Give me 5/21 - come on extended winter!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/12/2017 8:31:12 AM     Points: 2060    
March 1-19 open 20,21 open rest of March full
May 23 thru 31 open

 Reply by: illpilgrim      Posted: 1/12/2017 9:17:22 AM     Points: 1555    
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 1/12/2017 11:22:10 AM     Points: 4403    
March 29, 2017
 Reply by: Speezer      Posted: 1/12/2017 11:35:04 AM     Points: 480    
 Reply by: FLY-GUY62      Posted: 1/13/2017 9:21:24 AM     Points: 1    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/13/2017 10:10:12 AM     Points: 2060    
Malty, that date is taken,

Available days,

March 1-18 and the 20th
April GONE
May 23-31 open

Speezer, Latest date available 5/31, do you know something about "Global Cooling", that the rest of us don't?

Flyboy see above available days.

Good luck to all,

 Reply by: Speezer      Posted: 1/13/2017 10:51:43 AM     Points: 480    
haha figured id take a wild guess, ill go may 31st, if it happens june 1st id still like the credit
 Reply by: outdoorsman7000      Posted: 1/13/2017 11:35:12 AM     Points: 10    
March 20th
 Reply by: clownfisher      Posted: 1/13/2017 11:58:30 AM     Points: 6    
March 19th
 Reply by: clownfisher      Posted: 1/13/2017 11:59:51 AM     Points: 6    
oops, make that March 18th, looks like 19th was taken
 Reply by: Sylvan17      Posted: 1/13/2017 2:45:29 PM     Points: 0    
April 11th
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 1/13/2017 3:40:59 PM     Points: 3533    
March 17th
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/13/2017 4:27:07 PM     Points: 2060    
Sylvan 17,
All of APRIL was picked a while ago.

Available days,

March 1-18 and the 20th
April GONE
May 23-31 open

Speezer, Latest date available 5/31, do you know something about "Global Cooling", that the rest of us don't?

Flyboy see above available days.

Good luck to all,

 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 1/13/2017 4:49:23 PM     Points: 23368    
March 20th.... if it's not taken by the time I hit submit

Thanks for putting this on every year Bill!!!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/17/2017 9:34:00 AM     Points: 2060    
1st thru 16th March open and 23rd thru 30th May open,
Please choose again.
 Reply by: fisherwendy      Posted: 1/17/2017 1:06:07 PM     Points: 46    
 Reply by: Speezer      Posted: 1/17/2017 1:37:01 PM     Points: 480    
just got a hunch with this seasons weather so far
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/18/2017 11:16:13 AM     Points: 2060    
March 16 taken
 Reply by: deezle      Posted: 1/18/2017 12:25:02 PM     Points: 73    
 Reply by: hunt-n-fish      Posted: 1/18/2017 2:38:32 PM     Points: 34    
 Reply by: Get The Net!      Posted: 1/19/2017 9:02:21 PM     Points: 48    
March 14th
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 1/19/2017 10:04:24 PM     Points: 26    
March 1st.
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 1/21/2017 10:48:40 AM     Points: 5    
April 10th
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/21/2017 1:06:23 PM     Points: 2060    
April was full taken quite a while ago
please pick a date from those available.
 Reply by: Colorado Grown      Posted: 1/23/2017 2:29:11 PM     Points: 174    
 Reply by: johnbuccos      Posted: 1/24/2017 2:28:06 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 1/28/2017 8:04:42 PM     Points: 0    
Global Warming!!!
March 1.

More like wishful and fish fuel thinking.

I call dibs for next year. April 10.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/2/2017 7:28:17 AM     Points: 2060    

Can't plan that far ahead!!!

You'll have to wait until we start the 2018 program in Jan. of next year.

 Reply by: lipripper      Posted: 2/2/2017 11:55:48 AM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 2/2/2017 12:16:04 PM     Points: 15    
March 29th baby.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 2/2/2017 12:17:28 PM     Points: 15    
Oops that was taken. March 28th
 Reply by: Pdmcrim86      Posted: 2/6/2017 4:24:52 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Wallyseeker      Posted: 2/6/2017 4:46:56 PM     Points: 0    
April 16th!
 Reply by: Wallyseeker      Posted: 2/6/2017 4:51:50 PM     Points: 0    
OK May 25th.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/7/2017 12:32:24 PM     Points: 2060    
All of April was taken quite a while ago, please pick an open date.
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 2/7/2017 5:24:04 PM     Points: 26    
So was March 1st... :)
 Reply by: smallieking      Posted: 2/8/2017 9:49:35 PM     Points: 1383    
March 13th!
 Reply by: lackskill      Posted: 2/8/2017 9:59:20 PM     Points: 3006    
 Reply by: drew11      Posted: 2/8/2017 11:29:23 PM     Points: 235    
 Reply by: cobragt203      Posted: 2/10/2017 10:37:11 PM     Points: 318    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/16/2017 9:46:40 AM     Points: 2060    

That date doesn't exist!!!!

 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 2/18/2017 8:45:39 AM     Points: 5    
April 10th
 Reply by: bigfish1      Posted: 2/18/2017 9:05:11 AM     Points: 349    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/18/2017 12:02:41 PM     Points: 2060    
Steelhead and Bigfish,

All of April was gone in the first couple days, please pick an avail. date from March or May,

 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/18/2017 2:52:52 PM     Points: 2060    


March 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12

April GONE!!!

May 24,26,28,29,30

Of Note, SETZDAHOOK HAS JULY, 4th I'm moving to New Zeland if he wins!!!!!!!

 Reply by: fishboy26      Posted: 2/18/2017 3:02:21 PM     Points: 35    
March 26th
 Reply by: fishboy26      Posted: 2/18/2017 3:02:27 PM     Points: 35    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/18/2017 3:14:43 PM     Points: 2060    

You've got the 12th, if you win I'm going to have to fly back sooner than I had planned!!

Good luck,

 Reply by: fishin buddy      Posted: 2/20/2017 7:32:13 AM     Points: 239    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/20/2017 7:36:27 AM     Points: 2060    

That date doesn't exist.

I think you and COBRAGT203 use the same calendar??

 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 2/20/2017 12:37:49 PM     Points: 23368    
Bill, heck with the mountain lakes... I want to come fish with you in the salt water!!! That looks like heaven!

There better be some fish porn to follow!
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 2/20/2017 3:48:21 PM     Points: 1737    
Next week if it doesn't cool down up there! Been an awful warm winter in south park.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 2/20/2017 4:22:10 PM     Points: 23368    
March 11 available still?
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: 2/21/2017 8:29:29 PM     Points: 35    
July 4th will win. It's been a winner since 1776, the year Spinney was created.......
 Reply by: thebluegillmaster303      Posted: 2/24/2017 12:52:48 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 2/24/2017 4:57:54 PM     Points: 4403    
With the recent weather, I'll try March 8th!

Hope you've had sweet Suenos!
 Reply by: DALEHUNTER      Posted: 2/26/2017 6:05:41 AM     Points: 11    
April 12th
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 2/26/2017 10:52:32 AM     Points: 2060    
April was all gone awhile ago., please try one of the Mar or May dates.
 Reply by: MindGames      Posted: 3/18/2017 2:34:30 AM     Points: 0    
my pick is bright and early on April 10th!
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/18/2017 9:59:44 AM     Points: 584    
I called the parks office:
wow~the lake wont open before april 1st she said....then she said it could be another 2 weeks before they get buoys in place and inspector hired :(...elevenmile has wide open water and no boating at all till april as well...she said spinney had 18" ice on it no open water? what? can anyone confirm there is an ice lid and no open water....I know I was at elevenmile 2 weeks ago and it was 20 percent open...hmmmm...just want to go fish!! See everyone on the water!!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 3/18/2017 10:45:20 AM     Points: 2060    
This is the area where the Middle Fork/and South fork dump into Spinney. I haven't seen the water this low in the past 11 years I've been fishing here?
 Reply by: Mlee8      Posted: 3/18/2017 2:33:08 PM     Points: 0    
April 3rd

Let's gooooo!
 Reply by: Pdmcrim86      Posted: 3/19/2017 5:48:35 PM     Points: 0    
Went by Spinney on Tuesday and it is starting to open up. North end (inlet) was open and the edges on that 1/3 looked to be opening up. Shouldn't be to much longer with the weather we are having.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 3/19/2017 8:04:19 PM     Points: 387    
Purty sure my Apr 14 opening date is out the window??
 Reply by: FLY-GUY62      Posted: 3/20/2017 8:15:34 AM     Points: 1    
 Reply by: rodmans      Posted: 3/20/2017 8:37:44 AM     Points: 1950    
 Reply by: hooknfish      Posted: 3/20/2017 9:52:17 AM     Points: 1    
 Reply by: Nmnm      Posted: 3/20/2017 11:28:33 AM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: FLY-GUY62      Posted: 3/21/2017 3:37:16 PM     Points: 1    
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 3/21/2017 4:49:35 PM     Points: 23368    
I really do love how people are still trying to get their bet in for April....
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 3/21/2017 6:18:25 PM     Points: 2060    
I'm still shaking my head with "Setzdahooks" July 4th, you just have to love that.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 3/22/2017 9:41:50 PM     Points: 1338    
He maybe a wise guy! Just saying.
 Reply by: Mlee8      Posted: 3/23/2017 10:10:41 AM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 3/23/2017 11:11:28 AM     Points: 2060    
..........and the winner is.......

Knotty Boy!!!

Spinney opening April 1, 2017 for the season.

Congrats and thank you all for participating in this years contest.

 Reply by: Knottyboy      Posted: 3/23/2017 6:04:49 PM     Points: 237    

Thanks for holding the contest yet again this year!

You are too generous. I think everyone enjoys the suspense and the friendly competition.

I look forward to meeting you to claim the very nice prize and to exchange some fishing tips.

 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 3/23/2017 6:22:58 PM     Points: 4174    
Congrats Chuck :)

Anteroman - cool contest you've been running.
 Reply by: idlerick      Posted: 3/25/2017 9:17:15 AM     Points: 1    
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/28/2017 1:12:16 PM     Points: 584    
Nice contest Anteroman!! Cograts Knottyboy!! Spinney will be low this year at opening....the park site said it is 66% full as of 3/23/17....usual amount I guess for opening. I am sure it will be a big crowd...opening on a Saturday :)...hope to see you this year Anteroman....tight lines!!

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