Fishing Season: Ice-off through Mid November

Spinney Reservoir - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 32°



Water Temp:


Royal Gorge Anglers's Tip of the Week

Spinney is closed for the Winter Season.

Directions open in app

Map of Spinney Reservoir

5-Day Outlook as of 2/22/24


Techniques & Tips as of 2/22/24

Hit the vise to prep for Spring Ice Out!

Local Species Available Ice-off through Mid November

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Brown Trout

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    Cutthroat Trout

Royal Gorge Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Living Damsel olive 14
Mad Bomber Chironomid olive 14
Micro Egg yellow 16
Krystal Bugger black 12
Mini Leech Black 16
Bubbas Callibaetis Nat 16
Hot Head Damsel olive 12
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer olive 10
Hula Damsel Olive 12
CDC Callibaetis Nat 12

Living Damsel

Superbly tied and slightly weighted, this Damsel fly is a versatile pattern.

Royal Gorge Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Spinney Reservoir

Spinney Reservoir has become one of the premier still water locations in the Rocky Mountains. Not only trophy fish into the double digit range can be possible, but also a higher average size range than any other reservoir in the state. Nestled in the heart of South Park this Gold Medal fishery not only has extremely productive trout fishing but also some of the best views of the beautiful Collegiate Peaks Range.....

Nearest Airport:

Colorado Springs


Damselflies, chironomids, eggs, leeches, streamers.

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

East Shoreline, South coves

Best Access:

Entrance road into state park and back side coves Entrance road and across dam to back side coves