Stop by our store for your fishing report, and remember that even the Kokanee salmon caught in this area must be released alive into the water. Wait for the water to heat up a bit as we have seen very little feeding activity until 10am or so. Spawning browns are back in the reservoir, and the resident trout are difficult (but not impossible) to catch. The reservoirs have been open for about a month and they are fishing exceptional right now. Not much has changed in terms of the fly selection, with midges and Baetis dries and emergers being the most effective. Caddis have been spotted on the stream and the trout are starting to key in on all stages (larva, pupa, and adult) of this Western staple. #18-20, Juju Bee Flash, #20-24, Egg Patterns, traditional runs, riffles and pools. An attractor pattern such as a red San Juan Worm or Flash Back Pheasant Tail up top, trailed by a smaller midge pattern such as a Baetis, Black Beauty, Bling Midge, or RS-2 would be a good nymph rig to use. When nymphing, use an attractor pattern such as a San Juan Worm or Flash Back PT up top & trail a small midge pattern such as a caddis larva or PMD emerger. copyright © 2020 Colorado Trout Hunters LLC. Flow 71 cfs; Wind 4 mph; Temp 37 °F; Low/High 21/37; Rating 3/5. #14-18, Copper Johns, Fishing at Spinney has been challenging over the last several weeks. - Powered by, Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir), The Oldest Flyshop, Guide Service & ONLY Orvis Endorsed Outfitter on the Arkansas River. If you are fishing in the afternoon focus on the fast water. The entire South Platte is fishing great. #16-20, Trico Spinner, #22-24, RS2, With still relatively low flows and lots of pressure from anglers, fluorocarbon tippet in 5x/6x is absolutely necessary. SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report View Report. Wait for the water to heat up a bit as we have seen very little feeding activity until 11am or so. Golden, Olive, Not much has changed in terms of the fly selection, with midges and Baetis dries and emergers being the most effective. Distance:  59 miles from Colorado Springs / 1.25 hours, Fly patterns: Egg patterns, San Juan Worms, RS-2's, Prince Nymphs, Elk Hair Caddis, Amy's Ants, Parachute and Streambank Hoppers, Fish species:  Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brook trout, Follow us on social media: Redds are along the river, so please be sensitive to them and avoid fishing those areas. A habitat stamp is required to fish this area. #20-24, Hurricane Midge, Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Cutthroat Trout fishing in Spinney Reservoir with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Try a hopper dropper rig leading with an Amy's Ant and a zebra Copper John as your dropper. The South Platte Fly Shop is a division of Frying Pan Anglers. Pink, Orange, Cheese, Olive, Dun, #12-14, Radiation Baetis, Cream, Grey, Yellow, Up higher on the river, there are a few access points off of Highway 9. Olive, Season:  Fishable before the spring run off. All Rights Reserved. You'll see a continuation of Trico activity with increased presence of Pseudo Baetis (Small Fall BWO's), and the full Midge Lifecycle. Fish hovering motionless near the bottom of deep pools are not feeding fish. which is slightly below average for this time of year. #18-24, Midge Larva, Olive, Tan, Purple, Red, Black, Natural, Black,