SPINNEY RESERVOIR: (EXCELLENT) A lot of 20" to 24"... North Boat Ramp and South Boat Ramp Channel scuds, chironomids, and egg patterns. Lure fishing from shore dynamic lures, kastmasters, and tube jigs. (Courtesy of Chaparral General Store)
DREAM STREAM: (GOOD) Flows remain low at the Dream Stream, but things are heading in the right direction! Inflows are now 140 cfs and should improve dramatically this week with all the moisture and projected high in the 50's and 60's. Look for the City of Aurora to keep the flows between 80-120 cfs while Spinney Reservoir fills. Spinney Reservoir is still 15 feet from full. Anglers willing to work hard and cover lots of water are catching some good fish! Don't let the low flows fool you-- there are plenty of opportunities to catch trout with surface offerings in the slower pools and tailouts. During the non-hatch periods, red midge larva, Mercury Pheasant Tails, Buckskins, and Jujubaetis nymphed under a strike indicator have been effective. Don't rule out fishing streamers or fishing leeches either, as they are producing some excellent fish as well! Effective patterns include: # 20 Manhattan Midge, Mayer's Mini Leech, Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Micro Egg, #18-22 Mercury Pheasant Tails, #18-20 Buckskins, #20-22 Barr Emergers, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Flashback Black Beauty, #20-22 Minute Midge, #20-22 Tube Midge, #20-22 Chironoflash, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger , #20-26 Parachute Adams, #18 Griffith Gnat, and #20-22 Matt's Midge (Courtesy of Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Report).