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Lake: Shadow Mountain Reservoir

Pumping schedule for Shadow Mountain

Post By: bouldertrout      Posted: 12/17/2020 12:39:49 PM     Points: 31    
Does anyone know of a link that shows when water is being pumped from Granby into Shadow Mountain? Have gone there a couple of times only seeing no water being pumped.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 12/17/2020 1:55:25 PM     Points: 35790
This may get you what you're looking for

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 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/17/2020 2:20:52 PM     Points: 1709
I feel ya, it's like they haven't ran it in a month or so. The brown trout fishing completely sucks there on jerkbaits if the water isn't pumping into the lake. Also it's all frozen. I'm hoping before the tournament it starts running again.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 12/17/2020 3:39:12 PM     Points: 2674
It did freeze over earlier but its been open water for a while now.
They pump at night and off hours alot.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: 12/17/2020 4:27:16 PM     Points: 31
Thank all for the response!

FishHuntNow, you gotta try fly rod with streamers there. It's fun and productive!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/17/2020 5:00:42 PM     Points: 1709
shmiley1, thanks for letting us know.

Bouldertrout, I need to learn and get better with streamer fishing.
 Reply by: ParkerDude      Posted: 12/18/2020 1:24:06 PM     Points: 1287
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That's the one I'd use, if Granby is dropping like 0.10 foot a day, they are pumping. They started 12/09/20 from the looks of it.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: 12/18/2020 3:38:05 PM     Points: 31
ParkerDude, this is the link! Thanks!
 Reply by: ParkerDude      Posted: 12/19/2020 8:16:34 AM     Points: 1287
It's very accurate, I've been watching it for years. If a storm comes through you have to mentally factor that into the numbers some, so it can look like they are not pumping a few times a year when they actually are. Enjoy. At the end of the their year just change the year and the next year will show up. You can go back in history and see what happened many years ago doing that too. In spring runoff you can't really tell if they are pumping but it is interesting to watch the lake come up. You might like this link on snowpack too. I watch them both.

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And then there is this: Mike Evans cameras looking out over Granby, you'll be able to see when the snow machines are hitting the lake, or how many are fishing between Deer Island and ABAY on it. He also has current weather and lake levels, you can see when they are pumping on that too. Thanks Mike!!!

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If all else fails, shmiley1 practically lives on the lakes. Just ask him.

Fishing with Bernie Facebook page has a lot of info too.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: 12/19/2020 10:38:46 AM     Points: 31
Thank you, ParkerDude! Really appreciate the detailed description!

This year my buddy is somewhat busy with work, and going ice fishing alone is no fun, so I am trying to find and try open water opportunities, as much as possible.
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