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Lake: McReynolds Reservoir
Fish: Cutthroat Trout

Great Day at McReynolds

Post By: Musky5150      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:38:14 AM     Points: 3    
My buddy and I fished McReynolds reservoir on the south slope of Pikes Peak yesterday. We were going to hit Mason but based on info from the ranger we decided on McReynolds. Plus, it's right there near the parking area. We fished the south shoreline just east of the old dam. Right off I caught a nice one that was cruising the shore on a hand tied #16 mosquito larva imitation. However, as the day progressed the rest came on spoons. I think we all have one lure that on some days just works better than anything else. This day was no exception. The superstar in my box was a little 2" ~ 1/2 oz. Cabelas jigging spoon. With 6 lb. Berkley Nanofil and a 24" flourocarbon leader I was making super long casts into deeper water. Jigging it up and letting it flutter down a few feet on the retrieve all my strikes came on the sink. Vicious strikes too. That spoon worked so well I had to share it with my buddy who wasn't doing quite as well. He didn't have anything even close to it in his collection. His first cast out was an instant hook up. Between the two of us we caught/released well over 60 fish. I won't say I caught the majority of them... LOL! We're putting in for a couple more dates this year and taking float tubes next time.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 6/26/2017 8:14:52 AM     Points: 14734    
Congratulations, great looking fish!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 6/26/2017 10:05:04 AM     Points: 5433    
Congrats on an epic day, some really beautiful fish, thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: smallieking      Posted: 6/30/2017 7:12:46 PM     Points: 1383    
We had a good couple hours at McRenyolds today! Landed 20. A few really nice ones. My wife caught the biggest!