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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Nonstop Hogs 20 over 20”

Post By: Bennyb SST      Posted: 9/22/2022 4:35:35 PM     Points: 84    
Had the best day of the summer yesterday flyfishing at Spinney mountain. We were able to net 20 fish that were in the 20 to 25” range. The best part about it is the weather stayed nice throughout the day and we had good friends on the boat. What was radical is a good amount of the fish hit hoppers off the surface so the explosions were taking place in all directions. Lots of fun and good times and if you’re interested to see the nonstop action feel free to check out this link. Thank you guys for the support and I hope you enjoy [log in for link]
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Sep. 22, 6:18:33 PM     Points: 198
Hopefully heading that way Sunday. Hoping the dry fly action is that good!! We will see what the water temps are after this little cold front. Nice video!
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: Sep. 22, 9:28:00 PM     Points: 84
Thank you! I will also be out there on Sunday. Not sure if I’ll be on the pontoon boat or on an old blue Lund. If you see me say hello!
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: Sep. 23, 9:12:14 AM     Points: 2072
Some nice fish you got! Neat video. Is Spinney a lake where you need a boat, or is it ok for shore scum like myself? Maybe I just need to get past my introverted ways and make some friends who own a boat, haha.
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: Sep. 23, 9:31:20 AM     Points: 76
Nice dont u guys keep a few to eat ?? goin up fishing costs $$$ LOL cheers -)
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Sep. 23, 9:55:35 AM     Points: 6388
Badex
Most of the anglers who fish Spinney are C & R
You can keep one fish per angler per day if you choose to take one. From my experience these larger fish do not eat well especially when the water temps are over 55 degrees.
Antero allows two fish per angler per day any size, again these fish are best in water that is less than 55 degrees.
If you want something great for the table try lobster shrimp or yellowfin tuna much less expensive to drive to the store than to South Park for your food.
Eleven mile fish, again from colder water, eat the best in my opinion of the three South Park lakes, you can take four two under 16” and two over 16”
Bill
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: Sep. 23, 10:10:13 AM     Points: 76
Yeah thnx anteroman, i been fishing S-P for 20 yrs, just sayin lol -) Id rather be above 10-K like i used to do in Eastern Sierras haha -)
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Sep. 23, 10:53:01 AM     Points: 198
If you have waders and are ok with a bit of a walk you can do pretty well. The trout are pretty shallow there a lot of the year. Think like 4 feet of water.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Sep. 23, 9:41:52 PM     Points: 2564
Sure would be tempting to cut one of those open and see what they're eating. One of them looks like it just ate a goose. Always enjoys your stuff.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Sep. 24, 7:36:55 PM     Points: 403
Beauties! Great day! 🎣👍
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Sep. 25, 4:27:37 PM     Points: 6388
Barnacles
Just use a stomach pump, no need to cut them open to find what they’re eating.
Bill

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