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Spinney Mountain State Park, tucked into the southeast corner of South Park, has Gold Medal Water for fishermen to catch trophy-sized rainbow, brown, and cutthtroat trout, and northern pike. Spinney is one of only three Gold Medal lakes in Colorado. The 2,450-acre lake, part of Aurora’s water supply, is only open during warm weather and closed during the winter—even for ice fishing. Aquatic biologists say the winter closing helps grow big fish. Lots of 10- to 12-inch trout are stocked each fall, allowing them to feed all winter. The cold water also makes them less likely to be prey for the pike during winter.
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Recommended season(s): May through October. Park is closed in winter.
—Stewart M. Green