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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Need help on Antero

Post By: Quincey      Posted: 8/25/2020 2:11:33 PM     Points: 0    
Going to fish Antero in a couple of weeks and I've never been there. I'm leaving the float tube home so I'll be wading the bank and flinging a fly. Are there certain parts of the lake that are better for that type of fishing?
Thanks in advance for anyone's suggestions.
 Reply by: Doc      Posted: Aug. 25, 4:00:54 PM     Points: 309    
Hard to say this's been hit pretty hard..lots of traffic. good luck!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 25, 4:01:34 PM     Points: 59648    
take the float tube

P.S. the fly guys do very well there with a dropper fly
 Reply by: MGN      Posted: Aug. 26, 12:14:16 PM     Points: 428    
Bring the tube if possible. If not, try campground island. It's shown on the bottom right of the map on the main lake page (looks like a backward comma). It shows a land bridge but over time and storms, you actually have to wade over there, walk south along the bay and you'll find the shallow part to wade over there. Sometimes good shallow dry action on Callies/Damsels but no so much this year (that I've seen). Try stripping damsels or the Antero Special from the bank of the island.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: Aug. 27, 6:09:12 AM     Points: 16405    
MGN --- What's a Antero Special? Care to share a recipe?
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 27, 9:33:38 PM     Points: 2013    
Try tan Chubby Chernobylís and a soft hackle Callibeatis dropper. Damsels have there days so will hoppers and caddis. If you can fish late pm til dark. Iíve heard some bigger fish come to play. PS: donít handicap yourself... take the tube. I2
 Reply by: Quincey      Posted: Aug. 28, 10:18:36 AM     Points: 0    
Thanks guys for all the information.

I fished Spinney a few years ago in my tube and did okay but I thought I'd try Antero this time. The problem is there is no room for the tube this time.

I've attached a picture of the Antero Special.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 28, 3:26:34 PM     Points: 59648    
welcome to the forum.. leave something else behind.. wife? kids? dog? friends? TAKE THE TUBE! lol
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: Aug. 29, 6:55:09 AM     Points: 16405    
Thanks for the photo of the Antero Special. I will tie some up and give it try.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: Aug. 29, 6:55:43 AM     Points: 16405    
Thanks for the photo of the Antero Special. I will tie some up and give it try.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Aug. 29, 11:28:58 AM     Points: 5440    
MGN as well as I2 have supplied the key to success if they are biting, the Chubby Chernobyl has been the best bug for me this year, I usually fish it as a lead fly size six and follow it with a six or eight Double Humpy, a dropper of whatever is hatching would be the third fly. As others have mentioned bring your tube and work the campground island it can be good on all sides.
The last week or so itís been on and off and the water is in the mid to high sixties, hopefully this cooler weather will get them feeding.
 Reply by: Quincey      Posted: Aug. 29, 8:34:27 PM     Points: 0    
Thanks so much for the help on Antero.
If I make it over there I'll be sure and post a report.
It looks like the weather is supposed to start cooling off, that should help.
 Reply by: strangebow      Posted: Aug. 30, 9:35:10 PM     Points: 3687    
Best advice is take the tube and get off shore. That lake gets a lot of sunlight which makes the weeds grow like crazy. Trout dont like bright sunlight and tend to use them for cover and shade I feel. I think covering water to find them is the best tactic this time of year. Some shore guys do good up there but its hit and miss. With the heat they tend to seek the cooler water.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Aug. 31, 7:38:41 PM     Points: 6858    
A "dropper Fly", an Antero Special, and a Chubby Chernobyl??????? Like a lot of the guys responding, I've spent a few hours on Antero, but I've never heard of the "Antero SpecialĒ Looks interesting.

. I'm sure all of those work, but I like size 16 or 18 black zebra midges, Hare's Ears , black woolly buggers, and any old green damselflies. For best results, I recommend spending some time on the lake, and finding your own favorite. In my opinion, which is virtually worthless by the way, I recommend finding where the fish are feeding first and foremost. If you can locate the fishes, you will get a bunch. Boats, tubes and sonar are invaluable. A stomach pump helps me a lot. If you cannot move around a lot, then the fly selection becomes MUCH more critical.

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