Spinney Mountain Reservoir

The week of: September 17th, 2018

Weather Conditions: Cold mornings but unseasonably warm days, mainly sunny with afternoon wind.
Water Conditions: Temperatures are now below 65 and will continue dropping. Water is very clear but there are regular algae blooms. Lots of weed growth.

Spinney Mountain Reservoir has been fishing fair the past week. There are populations of trout using the weeds and others that roam open water. Tiny spoons and jigs have worked the best and trollers are picking up occasional fish with small crankbaits and flatfish. Catches consist mostly of Cutbow Trout be we are starting to see more Brow Trout show up. Fly fishing has also worked well if the conditions are right. Sunny calm days seem to turn fish off. Pike fishing has been hit or miss. Spinnerbaits worked in and around the weeds with a stop and go retrieve. Trolling jerkbaits has produced if you can keep them near but not in the weeds. Play around with speed and color, as each day is different. As the season wears on and the temperatures drop the fishing will only get better so get out there and enjoy. Please remember to release all pike over 24inches. Tight lines!