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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

SPINNEY 100 fish day

Post By: Bennyb SST      Posted: 5/4/2023 1:05:24 PM     Points: 428    
BEST EPISODE TO DATE - Had a legendary day fly fishing SPINNEY MTN RES with a few friends. Ended up netting over 100 fish between us with some radical bucks along the way. It was a colorful day and the weather changed on us multiple times but we got er done! Hereís the episode if your interested [log in for link]
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: May. 4, 3:41:32 PM     Points: 2323
Benny, Iíd love to see you do that in open water. Probably a lot harder than ripping eggs thru hundreds of spawning fish. At what point does it become ethical to harass spawning over and over. Then ya go post it like a long armed hero. Also why do you find it necessary to hot spot the lakes. Donít you think they receive enough pressure? Asking for a friendÖ
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: May. 4, 3:58:19 PM     Points: 428
This specific day was leeches, scuds, and chironomids! And if anybody is unaware of spinney that would be amazing. The place is a dream and everyone knows ❤️ hereís a few more beauties. For your friend
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 Reply by: skiman      Posted: May. 4, 5:25:48 PM     Points: 2817
Am I the only guy who gets tired of seeing pic after pic of fish that may, ( or may not), survive the handling?
When does it become more about the ďegoĒ, and less about the fish?
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 4, 5:35:24 PM     Points: 266
Man!!! Thats some great action. Due to work complications I missed ice off in SP this year. I thought the kids growing up and moving out would allow MORE time to fish ---not less. I do love watching the S%^#!! Keep on fishing and posting.
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: May. 4, 6:14:13 PM     Points: 428
Thank you! It was some crazy action. I hope you get a chance to get out there soon! For the meantime, I will keep creating episodes and try to bring his best of action and adventure as possible! Thank you for your support and hope to see you on the water soon. Fish on my friend. Hereís a few more beauties
 Reply by: pike&cats      Posted: May. 4, 6:17:48 PM     Points: 62
What an amazing day you guys had. I think some people may be jealous. I have always been under the impression the recruitment of fry from spawning rainbow/cutbow in Colorado reservoirs is negligible hence the aggressive stocking. Would like to hear some opinions on ďharassing ď these fish. Is it harmful to the fish or the spawn that wonít hatch. Iím no expert and always wanting to learn any errors in my ways.
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: May. 4, 6:55:01 PM     Points: 428
Thanks for watching! Yes, jealousy is Reel when it comes to the fishing industry. But we just continue to enjoy ourselves and get our Hustle on! Thereís a lot of keyboard warriors these days! Really doesnít bother us none
 Reply by: Utahute27      Posted: May. 4, 8:15:29 PM     Points: 6
First maybe last post
Second time a guy who brings great fishing content to a fishing forum being targeted
This is turning into a hunting forum
Who strips egg patterns through a reservoir(snagging on a fly rod just doesnít sound efficient) Iíve watched a lot of his vids and I would say no foul play
Great content from a few guys that get after it
Itís just ridiculous anymore this is why no one posts and I think heís actually giving fishing tactics on a fishing forum
Keep the lines tight Benny a crew I enjoy the fish porn
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: May. 4, 8:40:59 PM     Points: 3011
Wow, looks like you wore out some drags haha.
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: May. 4, 10:49:46 PM     Points: 428
Thank you Utah! Fish on my friend. Much more to come 🫡
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: May. 5, 9:59:21 AM     Points: 8440
Wow just Wow, some great action and beautiful fish, Thanks for the pictures and the video, much appreciated.
 Reply by: That1guy, fishing      Posted: May. 7, 6:08:31 AM     Points: 230
Sure, many other species of fish and game are targeted during the spawn or rut. But we donít do it for wild trout. Theyíre too rare ó too special. These trout are too vulnerable, and some things are sacred. Thankfully, I think the majority of anglers understand this, but it takes self-discipline and some follow-through while on the water. So if you donít have the self-control to move on without casting to a Whiskey on its redd, then stay home.

Give spawning trout their space.

believe that being on the water during the spawn is important if you plan to do any fishing . But I say this with great apprehension . . .

Fishing for trout during the spawn requires acute awareness to your surroundings and a commitment to keeping your impact low.

It also takes restraint and temperance to walk past the same large trout you might chase in every other season, and to do so without a single cast.

Itís not for everyone.

Ultimately, itís up to each angler to make responsible decisions.

THATS WHAT I THINK AND MY BUDDY.. we think it's best to let them do their thing while they spawn.. they are what keeps us fishing year after year..
 Reply by: pike&cats      Posted: May. 7, 2:07:47 PM     Points: 62
Again i have to ask because i would assume everyone of the fish they caught were stocked not wild fish. Are there any wild spawn fish in spinney? Stocking keeps us fishing in our reservoirs not natural spawning fish is what I always thought.
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: May. 8, 6:44:55 AM     Points: 14545
@Utahute27 you are absolutely correct. Most of us that film are also trying to teach tactics we are doing and also happy to inspire others to fish more and further out. I try to fish all the lakes in IPWA, JPWA, and RMNP each summer and provide critical updates to the lakes on the forum and was accused over and over again of hotspotting.. What is the point of the lake or river updates on the forum if you just get accused of hotspotting when reporting?

BTW... even after three consistent years of reporting on these alpines I have yet to see anyone else fish them when I am on them typically.
 Reply by: GingerLife      Posted: May. 8, 7:42:28 PM     Points: 568
I swear this site is getting more lame by the day. Its like facebook on here, all the winers and jealous fisherman who dont have 100 fish days. This is an EPIC and extraordinary experience. I think Benny is living the dream most people wish they had and its pure envy. Oh the fish got hurt (you dont know that), oh you hot spotted an advertised gold metal water that everyone is aware of, get a wamburger and some french cries. Congrats Benny, I posted a 100+ fish weekend at Pueblo this last weekend and bragged to all my fishing buddies. Ive studied and fished hard for that success and can only imagine that you have too. KEEP IT UP! HATERS GONNA HATE.
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: May. 10, 8:50:29 PM     Points: 428
Thank you, ginger! I will never sway the hustle. We appreciate you for keeping it reel! Fish on brother
 Reply by: walleyeshark      Posted: May. 10, 9:33:24 PM     Points: 213
Exactly right Ginger! And to Benny, keep on posting your fun/work. I too have had my 100 fish days or 50 in 4 hrs type of fun. Many years go into that happening. It's watching others, talking with fellow fishermen, etc. I was recently accused of "hotspotting" & to me, it's an insult to call out others for helping to spread a good vibe. I have helped with kids organizations & have shown many, many adults how to catch and enjoy their day on a multitude of waters. I can only imagine that the "haters* just don't get it...🐟🐟🐟FISH ON!
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: May. 11, 1:39:23 PM     Points: 457
Great job bro! I've done 100 fish days before but they're all stocked trout out of St. Vrain! LOL
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: May. 12, 8:37:34 AM     Points: 1492
Was it a 33.333 day? Great day anyway if numbers is your goal.
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: May. 14, 1:41:35 PM     Points: 116
Hello, all.

It is my understanding that rainbow, brown, and cutthroat
trout can only successfully spawn in moving water (streams, rivers, and creeks). Would like to know is this is true. I believe there is a health run
of rainbows into the S Platte above the lake in the spring for purposes of
spawning, although I have not experienced it.

If this it true, the fish here are on an errand that is destined to failure, and disruption of their efforts will have no effect on ultimate spawning success. I would think if the facts were otherwise, C&R lakes in Colorado would not require stocking but would be self-sustaining.

Despite the opinions expressed here, I think everyone participating in this site would agree that reasonable efforts should always be made to preserve the resource. And we are all interested in actually catching fish!
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: May. 14, 1:43:06 PM     Points: 116
Meant "healthy run" . . .
 Reply by: Doc      Posted: May. 16, 1:41:51 PM     Points: 380
Very nice!
 Reply by: putembk      Posted: May. 17, 3:27:51 PM     Points: 1
Nice fish. I hope they all survived. Don't forget to putembk.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: May. 18, 8:31:32 AM     Points: 1492
I got 4 or 5 nice Rainbows yesterday, about 14 inches in length. No picture. I released them in the net, in the water. I had a good day.

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