WATER FLOW: IN: 36.7 CFS OUT: 53.3 CFS
WATER TEMPERATURE: 48
CURRENT CONDITIONS: The weather has improved significantly with recent beautiful mornings and early afternoons followed by late day showers closing with a spectacular sunset just like the old days before the last few years of drought. Not much in the way of run off melting yet. Spinney Reservoir is rising with 101 CFS In and 36.7 CFS Out. With that flow the Dream dream is more like the Dry Stream. Kevin Tobey, Park Manager says the boat ramp at Spinney is still not usable. They based their decision to not open to boating on the same snow pack data at the time when Denver Water said they would drain Antero. Hopefully there will be enough water and the status of things change. All Park facilities are open except for the Witchers Cove boat ram.
MARINA STORE HOURS MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 15: 7:00AM – 7:00PM: We finally executed our new contract with the State in November. Last summer in anticipation of the new deal we put in a new building and store. We are just finishing up a remodel which we didn’t have a chance to do last season. Stop by and check it out. We will also be adding a lake side deck so you can hang out and watch the fun at the public boat dock or enjoy the fantastic panoramic view served with a Blue Bunny ice cream. We maintain a great selection of the best Eleven Mile baits, tackle, camping, boating and more.
TROUT: GOOD TO VERY GOOD: Lots of big fish caught last week from boat or shore. It is still hit and miss with great days followed by a slow one. West end is very productive but anglers find success all around the lake. Lots of stockers in the 12 to 14 inch class being caught on the troll. Plenty of big fish netted over five pounds by lots of anglers.
KOKANEE: FAIR TO GOOD: The surprise this season early on is how many folks are landing salmon. Fish running 14 to 17 inches with some anglers netting 5 or 6 or more. The last few years has been nothing but disappointing out of the boat. Maybe the great ice fishing season will carry over. Fish are shallow early and deeper in the afternoon. Unlikely spots seeing fish like in front of Rocking Chair and Lazy Boy have done well early in the day. The channel from North Shore to Duck Island and further to Deer Island holding good groupings. Downrigger with a Dodger or Sling Blade. A variety of lures work off of that with about a three or four foot leader. Stop in for information on the lure of the day for Kokanee.
NORTHERN PIKE: POOR: A few small ones here and there but no real size yet. The Spring spawn should start soon. Most fish under 30 inches.
HALF PRICE WATERCRAFT: ALL MOTORIZED BOATS ARE 50% OFF MONDAYS IN MAY AND JUNE. RESERVATIONS AND PREPAYMENT REQUIRED. HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED. RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
NO NAME FISHING TOURNAMENT MAY 18-19 CONTACT JIM COLLINS 719-748-3424