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Where to Go Spinney Reservoir

Current Reports

CPW has removed the docks due to extremely low water. Hand launched kayaks and float tubes are still permitted. The fishing has been pretty good there too. You won't catch a ton of fish right now, but the ones you do catch will likely be very large.

Static nymphing or slow crawling nymphs have been the best methods. Chironomids, leeches, and wooly buggers such as Thin Mints. White streamers, such as a Dolly Llama or Meat Whistle, have been solid.


Spinney Reservoir is one of the best stillwater fisheries in the entire western US. The regulations are flies and lures only and you can harvest one trout over 20 inches. Fish species include: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, Cuttbow trout, yellow perch, and Northern Pike. There are two boat ramps and several parking areas around the reservoir. It is a 7 dollar daily pass fee to get in. Anglers bringing a boat make sure to clean it thoroughly because they are now inspecting for Zebra Muscles.

This is an area we specialize and are permitted to guide in, so give us a shot if you have any question or if you interested in allowing one of our Orvis Endorsed Guides show you how best to conquer Spinney Reservoir.

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Distance - 58 miles - 1 Hour 16 Mins