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Stillwater: Fishing Spinney

07/31/12 at 05:59 AM by Vince Puzick

Kenny Romero, resident expert on stillwater fishing, posted this report about fishing Spinney Reservoir:

 

"I fished Spinney Saturday and Sunday with particularly good success on Sunday.  Saturday was very hot and the fish were not on the move.  The bite really slowed down in the area I was fishing around noon.  Saturday afternoon/evening brought rain showers and cooled things down.  That did the trick for Sunday.  I fished from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  As usual at Spinney, there were sporadic callibaetis and caddis hatches throughout the day. 

 

Fish feeding behavior on Spinney is just like a river.  The fish will focus on what is hatching at that point in time.  I switch up quite a bit between my floating rig and intermediate and full sinking rigs. I caught most fish on caddis dries, a few on callibaetis dries, and a few on still water nymphs, callibaetis, and damsel nymphs with the traditional strike indicator rig.  The callibaetis, damsel and caddis hatch has been consistent the last two months and should remain that way for the foreseeable future.

 

Everything has come early this year including the lake turnover.  The lake water level has been drawn down.  There are a lot more weed beds to deal with, and the turnover has created pretty murky conditions especially in the shallows.  But don’t let that dissuade you from fishing Spinney.  With the right stuff and adapting to the ever changing weather and hatch conditions, you can have a great day!"

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