Post By: Quincey Posted: 8/25/2020 2:11:33 PMPoints: 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: 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. MGN
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: Anteroman Posted: Aug. 29, 11:28:58 AM Points: 5440
Q, 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. Bill
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.
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.