Pat Dorsey’s Fishing Report: Spinney Mountain – Charlie Meyers SWA

The Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area (commonly called the Spinney Mountain Ranch or Dream Stream) is a classic meandering, meadow stream. Anglers have the opportunity to catch rainbows, cut-bows, cutthroats, and brown trout when they fish this fabled stretch of water. 

Current Conditions 

Clarity: Good

14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges and blue-winged olives.

Tips and Other Information: Fishing has been fair to good as of late. Anglers willing to work hard and cover lots of water are catching a few nice fish. Look for hatches of midges, Tricos, and blue-winged olives. Migratory trout are starting to make their presence known, so egg-midge combos, and streamers are important strategies right now.

Effective Patterns: #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #10 Mayer’s Mini Leech, #20 Mercury Midge, #22 Black Beauty, #20 Red Larva, #20 Manhattan Midge, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #14-16 San Juan Worm, #20-22 Juju Baetis, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-24 RS 2, #18-20 Buckskin, #18-20 Sparkle Dun, and #22-26 Parachute Adams.