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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Finally!

Post By: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: 8/7/2019 9:03:13 AM     Points: 10    
Had my doubts this year, but callis hatch has finally started. Tiny midge are still going strong.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 7, 9:39:53 AM     Points: 6239    
All good things come to he who waits!
This yr has been all messed up when it comes to when things happened.
IE: The shad hatch at C.C. didn't happen till a week ago . . .it usually happens in late June early July.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 8, 3:37:11 PM     Points: 1839    
Dingo/Lund did you see big numbers of the Callibeatis? Thatís a favorite hatch to fly fish. 2 years ago they came on strong in September! So nothing surprises me there. As far as timing. Lastly were the fish on them? Spinney has been fickle this year. Itís been hard to consistently find the fish. Thanks for the heads up. I2
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Aug. 8, 4:46:06 PM     Points: 6117    
I didn't try callabaetis, because fish were eating the little midges pretty voraciously. Saw the callabaetis flying around after 12 noon, moreso mthan the damsels.

We had a spectacular day on Tuesday!
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: Aug. 9, 11:34:19 AM     Points: 10    
Tues there were quite a few, but not clouds of them. But there were infinitely more that the week before. Fish were not eating them on top. I just fished midge, but a guy I met when I was leaving said he did well using calli nymphs. I can only imagine the hatch will get better. Nothing like fishing SMR when they are eating callis.
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: Aug. 12, 4:10:24 PM     Points: 10    
Callis started 10:30 a.m. Lots of them in the air. Fish were on the nymphs. Sz 14 calli nymph, no weight, 1/2 inch bobber. Fish are not eating them on top yet. Still eating sz 18 olve, zebra midges before the mayfly hatch, very early in the day.