Got to the lake early in the morning with high hopes for pike fishing. Started at 6am-7 not a single bite in Coyote Ridge. Switched from large spinners to a custom jointed bait. As the sun was coming out suddenly the bite was on. Caught 3 trout near the 16 inch range on the 4 and a half inch jointed bait. Had quit a few nips other than that and a pike follow up. As the pike turned away I quickly casted down shore and sure enough it hammered the bait with a slow retrieve. Pike was 22inches so not big but a nice fish. Many people fishing as I was leaving with little to no luck on powerbait.
Fishing Report Provided by Sport Fish Colorado - Robby Richardson
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June 16, 2014
Spinney Mountain Reservoir: Due to the high volume of winter run-off, Spinney's fishing has been inconsistent for both trout and pike fishing. Don't be discouraged, anglers are still boated between 5 and 20 trout a day with a few pike in the mix. The average trout this year has been running larger than years in the past, with trout averaging 19 to 20 inches and around 3 lbs. Both conventional and fly tackle is working for the trout. The early morning bite has been most consistent on tube jigs in a variety of natural colors. As the sun heats the lake up, the fly fisherman have been capitalizing on the large bug hatches. Depending on the day, chironomids and/or small caddis have been hatching. The fly fisherman that have been able to dial the hatch in have reported large numbers of trout with sizes up to 23 inches. There is high hopes that the trophy reputation Spinney carries as a Gold Metal Water will be seen again this coming season. Eleven Mile Reservoir: fishing has been more consistent than Spinney Mountain Reservoir, however the average fish is smaller around 14 to 17 inches with a few larger trout coming out. Most fisherman are reporting the trout bite on conventional tackle either trolling plugs and spinners like Rapala's and Mepps, or tube jigging natural colors. The fly fisherman are seeing success too depending on the hatch of chironomids and/or caddis, near the inlet and the west end. Pike are being reported in the hammerhead range under 28 inches, with a few 8 to 12 lbers being seen. This fishing report was brought to you by Sport Fish Colorado guide Dj Zimmerman of Fish Head Outdoors! Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for live, on the water Colorado ice fishing conditions and reports!
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