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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Best fish of the summer

Post By: i2fly      Posted: 10/12/2020 7:53:49 AM     Points: 2013    
2020 the year most of us would rather forget. With the pandemic, the fires, the hurricanes, and all the nastiness going on in our cities. Fishing has been our escape. Well at least mine. As the fall closes in on us. I just though it would be fun to reflect on some of our best days on the water. My favorite fish this year were all from Spinney. There are not many places in the world where the fishing is better for trout.

Letís see your favorite fish photos of the summer. Here are a few of mine.
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: Oct. 12, 9:28:53 AM     Points: 44    
Yup, Spinney was great this summer. Seems the fish were a little harder to revive this year?
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Oct. 12, 10:44:54 AM     Points: 5395    
Couldnít agree more, the best quality fish Iíve seen at Spinney since we moved here in 2005.
Some trout porn
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Oct. 12, 10:47:17 AM     Points: 5395    
A few more
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Oct. 12, 10:52:59 AM     Points: 2013    
A10, youíre correct they did need more time to revive. I found places with adjacent deep water to escape to. I did not fish as much when the surface were at there highest. We found great dry fly fishing in June. Prior to the warmest water. Then again in mid September til now.

 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Oct. 12, 11:03:24 AM     Points: 118    
Still looking for a proper monster
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Oct. 12, 11:04:20 AM     Points: 413    
Some amazing fish guys, thanks for sharing!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Oct. 12, 12:33:29 PM     Points: 5395    
Iím not a pike fisherman but do know they live there this was In October two years ago 42Ē 23.5 #
Four pound braid U/L outfit on a red/gold Thomas Bouyant
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Oct. 12, 1:03:54 PM     Points: 14439    
Some nice fish out there folks. Here are a few of mine.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Oct. 12, 1:06:13 PM     Points: 14439    
Here is one my son caught. Never saw a flathead so yellow
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: Oct. 12, 5:37:46 PM     Points: 262    
I picked this one because i went fishing for smallmouth on purpose which i have almost never done. Stuck with a technique i wanted to practice and it paid off.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Oct. 12, 5:39:15 PM     Points: 2013    
Here are a couple more. Hoppers and Chubby Chernobylís worked to fool a lot of fish this summer.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Oct. 12, 6:14:39 PM     Points: 318    
Coupla trout and a perch
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Oct. 12, 6:42:21 PM     Points: 59330    
Dang great work guys! I didn't catch any fish this year!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Oct. 12, 7:38:18 PM     Points: 262    
Great variety of catches by all! 🎣👊

Hereís a couple of chunky fish and a gorgeous deep red Bow!
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Oct. 12, 7:57:11 PM     Points: 118    
bharper that last fish looks amazing!
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: Oct. 12, 9:30:36 PM     Points: 1030    
Yeah, Spinney edged out the other places I got to this year, especially in the dry fly category, but not by too much.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Oct. 13, 6:38:48 AM     Points: 59330    
agree with Jason.... thats a gorgeous fish Bryan
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Oct. 13, 8:23:20 AM     Points: 68    
Eatin my heart out ova heah. One of those kind of years I guess. Keep the pics and vids coming. I don't always have a zillion things come up to keep me away from fishing but when I do its because one of my elder care buddies goes bonkers with dementia and crazy violent felonies! I rescued his sweet dog Cookie. Was not looking for a pet but I couldn't bear to see her sit in a pound for however long they keep them before allowing adoption. She is a daddy's girl all the way and cant get close enough to me. She wants to nose her way under my shirts to get inside my skin. She is a gem but makes it tougher to get away.
 Reply by: troutfinder      Posted: Oct. 13, 9:05:06 AM     Points: 579    
ok, so not the first time i've seen pigs from spinney. I'm a river fisherman, been fly fishing for 25 years and there are lots of pig trout on this post alone bigger than any i've ever caught in my life. just one year if the water level is up, can those trout be caught on dry flies from the shore? thanks
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Oct. 13, 9:40:02 AM     Points: 59330    
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Oct. 13, 11:59:43 AM     Points: 2013    
Troutfinder, Absolutely the fish can be caught on dry flies from shore. Most guys avoid the water we fish because they want to nymph fish. But fishing dry flies is right in the wheelhouse. Just remember you need weeds to attract bugs and bugs to attract fish. Fish the shallow margins where you can see weed lines. Bottom line dry fly fishing maybe later next summer because it will take time for the weeds to grow after the lake fills. The photo below was on a damsel dry.
 Reply by: Bizkits Dad      Posted: Oct. 13, 12:21:26 PM     Points: 168    
PB Smallmouth out of Pueblo
 Reply by: 74starcraft      Posted: Oct. 13, 2:21:31 PM     Points: 25    
McPhee Smallmouth Master Angler
Pueblo Rainbow
Pueblo 23" Male Rainbow
 Reply by: troutfinder      Posted: Oct. 13, 2:37:59 PM     Points: 579    
thanks i2fly. i'm looking forward to scoping it out next summer, maybe combine with a dream stream day. i fish small alpine lakes so shore fishing that monster seems like it would be hard but if there are shallow coves and rise forms, anything goes
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Oct. 13, 4:26:32 PM     Points: 2013    
Troutfinder, you may want to check out the river above Spinney. You can check flows to make it worth while. But ya can walk in from the river to spinney and have the best of both worlds. Probably spring....though.

You still have time to cast dries! Yep, if you see rise forms fish it...!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Oct. 13, 7:10:38 PM     Points: 12763    
So many great fishys yíall.

 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Oct. 13, 7:15:33 PM     Points: 57032    
Not sure about best but biggest for sure.
 Reply by: Wreckstar      Posted: Oct. 14, 12:14:35 PM     Points: 1129    
A little love for the CO Bluegill. Biggest one I caught this summer, about 8".
 Reply by: thompo      Posted: Oct. 14, 12:56:54 PM     Points: 224    
It would be hard to choose. We guided clients to 15 master anglers last month alone!
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Oct. 14, 3:00:58 PM     Points: 3362    
Today GMR
23inch brown
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Oct. 15, 10:54:58 AM     Points: 8397    
Hereís mine from Spinney
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Oct. 15, 9:05:17 PM     Points: 57    
Few of my favorite fish of this Summer! Not the biggest ones but I think the prettiest!
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Oct. 16, 9:52:22 AM     Points: 22831    
Haven't been active here much this summer cuz I been super busy with work. But here are a few decent bass. Hasn't been a great fall and summer for numbers but getting a few good ones.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Oct. 16, 3:35:52 PM     Points: 265    
strictly speaking, pb cutty i cought in july would have to be my favorite, i havent fished nearly as much as i wanted to this summer but ice is just around the corner!!
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: Oct. 18, 8:58:39 PM     Points: 53    
Fall fish....

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