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.
Water Temperature: Mid to upper 40’s
Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, and sporadic Tricos
14 Day Forecast: Look for good fishing for another couple of weeks. Anglers should prepare for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and Tricos.
Tips and Other Information: Fishing has been fair to good for resident trout at the Dream Stream. Effective patterns include 18
egg patterns, red midge larva, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Buckskins, and Top Secret Midges. Anglers can expect to see hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and sporadic Tricos. The afternoon (2 p.m.) “olive” hatch has be quite impressive! The slower pools and tailouts are providing some decent surface activity. Flies of choice are: Size 22 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico (for spinners and sunken spinners), and #24 Parachute Adams. The brown trout run is in full swing right now. Watch your step in the shallow riffles to avoid stepping on redds. Please don’t target trout on reads. If you see browns in shallow water, assume they are spawning and leave them alone. There are a lot of Kokanee salmon in the river which adds a lot of excitement this time of year. Crowds have been heavy!!
Effective Patterns: # 20-22 Manhattan Midge, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #14-16 olive or orange UV Scud, #14 San Juan Worm, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18-20 Buckskin, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger, and #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun.