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Reservoir Information, Spicer Meadow Reservoir
Spicer Meadow Reservoir

Suggested Flies for Spicer Meadow Reservoir:
Western Sierra Hatch Selection

Other Local Favorites:

Stillwater Flies:
Mohair Leech #8-10
Woolly Bugger, Brown and Olive #6-8
Denny's Seal Bugger #8-10
J.Fair's Wiggle Tail #8-10

Directions: Take Hwy 4, 32 miles east of Angels Camp. Turn on Road 7N01 (Spicer Reservoir Road) and proceed 8 miles, then turn right on Service Road 7N75 and continue to the lake.

Notes:
Spicer ReservoirSpicer Meadow Reservoir covers 2000 acres at 6,418 ft. elevation. It is one of the older reservoirs in the Sierras built around 1929 when a dam on Highland Creek was constructed creating a narrow and short lake. This dam was replaced in the 1980's which eliminated the natural spawning areas of Spicer's rainbows. The lake is now stocked with about 50,000 rainbow fingerlings each year. Many of the fingerlings are Eagle-lake strain, although, some years they'll utilize Kamloops and Cuttbows. Most fish that are caught are rainbows in the 10-14 inch class. Some Browns and Brookies still exist within the lake. The reservoir is fishable from the shore but it is better with float tubes. Highland Creek below the dam is highly productive with deep pools and runs. The creek continues for about 4 miles when it conjuncts with the North Fork of the Stanislaus.

 

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