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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Back on the water

Post By: Infrared      Posted: 7/5/2019 7:27:39 PM     Points: 8    
I missed the back half of May and the entire month of June due to a somewhat serious foot surgery. Disappointed about missing the chironimid hatch, but it's great to be back on both feet and back on the water. Spinney is filled to the brim, but there aren't a lot of bugs. I saw a few callibaetis and few adult damsels flying around, but no damsels swiming. I took a few quick videos today...

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 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jul. 5, 7:55:37 PM     Points: 50256    
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: Jul. 6, 4:51:51 AM     Points: 730    
I miss Spin but Antero has been better lately. We're all waiting for the Spinney hatches..Nice fish.
 Reply by: fish4fun      Posted: Jul. 6, 9:09:47 AM     Points: 575    
Any word on the perch? The trout are easy and not near as tasty! A mess of perch 9 - 12 inches make one hell of a fish fry!
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 7, 6:40:06 PM     Points: 1786    
Fish4fun, get at them perch brother. But the trout arenít always that easy. Iíve fished Spinney for years. Iíve also gone home with 1-2 in the net... the perch wouldnít be hard except you canít use bait. However you guys should go target the perch. Iíd love to see them thinned greatly.
Eat them perch up ...!
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: Jul. 8, 1:20:50 PM     Points: 740    
Are there really that many perch in there? I've heard of a few caught by accident there & at 11-mile. I guess it really wouldn't be too long for a population to thrive.
 Reply by: beewee      Posted: Jul. 8, 10:42:34 PM     Points: 0    
I've caught a couple nice ones in that first bay at the entrance by weed beds. That was about three years ago so you know their in there. The question is how many? Maybe pike fisherman should start using perch lures!
 Reply by: fish4fun      Posted: Jul. 9, 6:05:29 PM     Points: 575    
Look at last survey. They are definitely in there! Hopefully the trout will start to eat them also or they will keep on multiplying. 3 -4 in jerkbait should work good for trout. Maybe a small hair jig will work. We will see after next survey if numbers are still going up. Browns should benefit greatly
 Reply by: beewee      Posted: Jul. 11, 6:42:26 PM     Points: 0    
I caught mine on a olive wooly bugger.