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Lake: Antero Reservoir
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Post By: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/5/2017 10:50:19 PM     Points: 15    
Hit the Mile at 6am for a few hours. 15 below with a nice breeze. Anyway the ranger checked my license and said I was the only fisherman on the entire lake. We chatted for quite a while and he informed me that Antero will be closed this year to ice fishing.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/5/2017 11:39:26 PM     Points: 42225    
Is it because of all the suspicious mafia and hooker activity?
 Reply by: thompo      Posted: 12/6/2017 4:45:05 AM     Points: 205    
...still waiting for the great news part
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/6/2017 5:54:36 AM     Points: 33297    
I'll believe that when I see it in official form.
 Reply by: lackskill      Posted: 12/6/2017 7:07:16 AM     Points: 3466    
That's weird, I saw an official email stating the opposite.
 Reply by: opencage      Posted: 12/6/2017 7:16:27 AM     Points: 145402    
From the 2017 Colorado Fishing Brochure, good thru March 31, 2018:

Antero Reservoir
NOTE: This reservoir remains closed until further notice.
Please check CPW's website for possible opening dates.
1. Bag and possession limit for trout is 2.
2. Ice-fishing shelters must be portable.

The NOTE has been resolved as of June.

#2 indicates ice fishing is permitted. I have neither seen nor heard any official announcement to the contrary.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:19:33 AM     Points: 2630    
We need it to freeze first, then you can walk on the "Bourbon Chiller" if you choose to do so.

 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:32:00 AM     Points: 59358    
Saving all the hookers and meth for him self.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:43:08 AM     Points: 2630    
Let's see if this works?

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 Reply by: GrabBass      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:47:53 AM     Points: 158    
 Reply by: glennard      Posted: 12/6/2017 9:07:16 AM     Points: 10    
Why? They stocked it this year didn't they?
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 12/6/2017 9:14:22 AM     Points: 26    
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/6/2017 9:22:38 AM     Points: 39367    
not accurate call here Colorado Parks and Wildlife (fishing): 303-291-7227

glennard - it will be open to ice. BUT stocked has nothing to do with the decision. The reservoir is owned by Denver water and can make the rules as they see fit
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/6/2017 5:41:15 PM     Points: 15    
The mafia and meth references were fictitious (not the hookers or ice road plans for this reservoir). Im totally serious that this state employee told me there were plans to close it for ice fishing. This is bad news for some fishing addicts. Good news for their spouses. It is good news because this lake in particular will become rapidly depleted during the 4 month period of ice fishing city occupation. 11 Mile has been depleted during the last few years as it absorbed the Antero crowd during closure. This state employee also confirmed its measurable depletion. The good news is that the fish at Antero will be even bigger this spring/summer/fall.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 12/6/2017 5:46:11 PM     Points: 3533    
“SUPPOSEDLY” they close Spinney too, but that little gate has never stopped me, just have to pack light and be able to run...

I’m kidding by the way, but if they close Antero for ice fishing there’s gonna be quite a few pissed off hard water enthusiasts. I for 1 have been looking forward to getting on Antero again for YEARS...
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/6/2017 6:10:11 PM     Points: 20631    
Im dissapointed by your false report about the hookers and meth. I was going to target that next weekend.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:11:11 PM     Points: 15    
One out of 2 aint bad. I was surprised when dude told me about the plans to close it this winter. People will hate me but I wish they would close 11 Mile also. Im ready folks. Hit me with both barrels.
 Reply by: 427yenko      Posted: 12/7/2017 10:32:48 AM     Points: 48    
here we go again sr greg posting misinformation . you can ice fish antero this year this guy is always posting stuff that is not true . all you have to do look old post ther is always a conspiracy theroy with this guy ,,, i bet he is friends with jesse ventura
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 12/7/2017 11:08:19 AM     Points: 4832    
Ice fishing doesn't deplete a lake. Eleven Mile didn't get depleted by ice fishing. I suspect by your tone that you did not ice fish. This phenomenon is called fear of the unknown. Since you don't ice fish, you transfer this lack of knowledge into fear that everything bad in the world happens when people ice fish.

you can seek counseling for this problem. I used to be fearful of adults when I was a kid, because they did all sorts of crazy things, like take away my candy. Then I grew up, and saw that adults are just a bunch of big kids. Get help for your fear, before you turn into a mumbling mess on the street corner.

Flame Over!
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: 12/7/2017 1:03:32 PM     Points: 245    
Word is out there are over 2 dozen guys out on it today. Larry already posted it on his site.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: 12/7/2017 1:33:35 PM     Points: 245    
I believed that's Larry who owns the 11 Mile Marina Sore. I found this article on Iceshanti website.
 Reply by: fishmen2      Posted: 12/7/2017 1:34:13 PM     Points: 13    
I just called Denver water they said it will be open for ice fishing as soon the ice starts
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: 12/7/2017 2:30:35 PM     Points: 705    
Was there ice @ the mile? or were you from shore?
 Reply by: fishmen2      Posted: 12/7/2017 3:55:53 PM     Points: 13    
A friend that lives there said antero had some ice Saturday but went away that afternoon but he said temp is going down to 0 at night so it may not be long now.
 Reply by: puntfish      Posted: 12/7/2017 7:57:29 PM     Points: 16    
Im sure talk raidio on Sunday will tell everyone how safe the ice is and what to use. Last report 10,000 fisherman by Sunday. Love Colorado
 Reply by: TroutStalker      Posted: 12/8/2017 8:20:37 AM     Points: 94    
Anyone heading out today or know the current ice thickness please share. I'm heading out if I hear it's 4"
 Reply by: beewee      Posted: 12/8/2017 12:56:52 PM     Points: 0    
Hey anyone want to join me on 2"!
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 12/8/2017 1:09:00 PM     Points: 1261    

I hear Russian Roulette is a lot more comfortable to attempt suicide with.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 12/8/2017 3:03:39 PM     Points: 4832    
I don't know about bigger fellows, but there is a big difference between a clear 2" and a murky 2". A spud bar is key for determining safety, for me at least.

If you are NOT an ice fisherman, please DON'T share your stories of how "crazy" ice fishing is!!! Stay at home in front of the computer, I'll catch 'em for you!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/8/2017 3:09:38 PM     Points: 39367    
Malty - I'm staying home in front of my computer.. I promise! Or maybe where there's open water. lol
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/8/2017 5:09:57 PM     Points: 15    
Uncle Malty sounds like he is very familiar with the shrink's couch. Haha. Boat dock bay was frozen about 100 yards from north to south and the ranger said it was just open the day before. I wouldn't think 11 Mile will be ice fishable for at least 10 days. I hear we may have a change in the jet next week but watch the weather closely. Tell me more about your childhood Mr Malto Meal.
 Reply by: beewee      Posted: 12/9/2017 10:34:35 AM     Points: 0    
I've been ice fishing for years. If you know what your doing it can be a BONANZA! You have to get your big balls on. Of course there are risks driving there and back on 285 is! One year at Chatfield in early spring it was so good we had on our waders to get back to shore!
 Reply by: hog-slayer      Posted: 12/10/2017 7:23:41 AM     Points: 55    
Don't be scared people big daddy will show you the way. Yes that is ice and it ain't closed like all the haters say.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 12/10/2017 10:51:41 AM     Points: 3533    
How thick was the ice? Want to go next Sunday, but the weather looks fairly warm up there during the day and COLD at night. Just wondering if it’s 2” or 5” so I know what to expect next weekend
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/10/2017 11:26:06 AM     Points: 33297    
It was good this morning nate.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 12/10/2017 11:35:20 AM     Points: 3533    
Awesome! Thanks Goose, I appreciate the assistance. You gonna be up there next Sunday?
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 12/10/2017 7:34:44 PM     Points: 387    
This morning

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