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Where to Go Spinney Reservoir

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Updated 10/25/2021



Spinney has dropped quite dramatically in the last 2 months. The fishing has been good from shore, belly boats, or kayaks.  Chironomids, eggs patterns, leeches, scuds, and streamers are the name of the game.

The weeds are really prominent and that helps make good habitat all over the lake.

Static nymphing and slow stripping bugs will be effective right now. The proper depth is key, make sure you play with your depth! Recently the fish have been very deep.

The Pike bite has also really picked up with some bigger fish becoming more willing to eat.


Smaller Chironomids, eggs, Snails, scuds, leeches

Static nymphing or stripping the good ole wooly bugger can be deadly at this time. Pike are becoming more active too, be aware of that when you are stripping anything. Go beefy on your tippet.

Check our our customized fly selection for Spinney. The patterns are always up to date with current conditions.


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 $7.00 daily pass fee to get in. Anglers bringing a boat make sure to clean it thoroughly because they are now inspecting for Zebra Mussels.

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 to show you how to conquer Spinney Reservoir.

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Distance - 58 miles - 1 Hour 16 Mins