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Old 06-02-2014, 10:15 PM
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I must say that I do love my G. Loomis and Ross reel but I suck so bad at it, I frequently find myself going back to the Ultra-ultra light spinning combo with the Panther Martin or occasional Mepps size "0" hardware. :-)
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:53 PM
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I fished Spinney Reservoir today. I hooked one nice fish that promptly straightened the hook on my size 18 chironomid.

That was it. 2 times in a row I have been skunked at Spinney. There were about 15 guys on float tubes in the water and 2 fish were caught all day. I spent some time talking to a few of them who were local. They confirmed what I had been thinking the last few times I've been down there..... Spinney's trout are in big trouble. Ever since pike were introduced, it has been going downhill fast.

Pike are super fun to catch if you're prepared, but they grow so big, so fast, that they just plain eat everything else in the water. There have already been pike caught this year close to 50"! A pike that big will eat 14"-18"+ trout all day long. They are devastating to the population. There is no limit on how many you can keep and the State is requesting that people puncture their air bladder to kill them even if you don't want to harvest them.

Spinney is designated as a Gold Medal Trout Water by the State of Colorado. It was one of only 3 lakes to have that distinction. Pretty sad to see it go this way.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM
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Does this count? Cute little rainbow.

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