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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

What is in the stomach?

Post By: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/21/2018 11:59:15 PM     Points: 784    
snails, scuds, and chronomids along with mini leeches. see pic
update to fishing later, in another post.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 3/22/2018 9:06:20 AM     Points: 9425    
All pure protein to grow big and healthy.
 Reply by: Airreed      Posted: 3/22/2018 9:26:14 AM     Points: 590    
I'm so tempted to pull the float tube out and head down to Antero this weekend. Sat has a high of 50....

 Reply by: steelerfan      Posted: 3/22/2018 10:36:55 AM     Points: 0    
Taking my boy this weekend. What do you think? Fish north or south?
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: 3/22/2018 1:30:37 PM     Points: 74    
Sat, high 50..+ 40 mph Windblast... no thanks, especially on wkknd's lol.
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/22/2018 8:04:35 PM     Points: 784    
"OMG" is what I said when I first got there....LAKE WAS A FULL POOL!!

"OMG" is what I said when my friend caught the first fish and it was 23" and HEALTHy!!

"OMG" is what I said about this beauty!!

First pic is of one of my 9 landed after missing one...
A beautiful 22" Male Rainbow
Great day for me and my friend...he landed 8 and missed 4

Second pic is my friends first fat 23" female rainbow..

fish fast retrieves to get some fish on mini leeches...
scuds and chronomids(big) also worked by just getting jiggy with it...fished from 11 to 6:30
And YES all fished released....I want to catch them bigger!!
 Reply by: stratfish      Posted: 3/22/2018 8:45:26 PM     Points: 400    
Awesome fish & report. Thx for sharing.... wading North shore?
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 3/22/2018 10:22:50 PM     Points: 528    
Nice pics but you better get a trademark on that one with the fly rod. I think you could take that to some art shows and cash in. Awesome job!
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: 3/23/2018 5:23:39 AM     Points: 730    
Holy smokes Rocky you're making it look easy. How refreshing seein these beauties still swimming.. Great info and a true sportsman my friend..
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: 3/23/2018 8:23:44 AM     Points: 74    
Gotta go to Alaska if u want bigger..) an OMG this res needs to be Fly Lure Only...Nice Fish bro )
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 3/23/2018 9:06:32 AM     Points: 1485    
That pic of the big male rainbow with the long rod is awesome!
 Reply by: stratfish      Posted: 3/24/2018 7:45:19 AM     Points: 400    
Hey Rocky - What fly is hanging out of that fish's mouth?
Looks like black & tan elk hair...
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 3/24/2018 10:14:20 AM     Points: 4109    
Rocky,
Pretty work and beautiful Antero specimens, happy to hear their still swimming, hopefully I can play with them in May!
Bill
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/24/2018 7:53:46 PM     Points: 784    
stratfish: Thank you!! Don't mind sharing...I was wading north shoreline by the bluffs also by the cove by the dam, dam side...that fly is a dark brown mini leech with silver/blue/gold sparkle tinsel...I have included a pic of a bigger version I also use....when that fly is wet, it gets very dark and very effective...it was how I processed the photo and how the lighting hits it is why it looks black...that white is silver tinsel

VINNIE: Thank you for the compliment for sure!! I enjoy fishing and I also enjoy catching...but my favorite part is, watching them swim off to give me another chance at fooling them

Thank you badextracab...have caught them bigger here with my biggest coming in at 28"...my first fish this year was 26" and just know there are bigger ones in there..and agree on the flies and lures only and keep a min to 2 trout and anything larger than 18" must be returned to the water

wickedfisha:Thank you!!

Anteroman: Hey Bill!! Cant wait till you get out here!! Fish quality has been great so far..catch and release 99.9 percent of the time....Spinney should open up good as well...76 percent full....wind looks terrible coming up so will wait for calmness....going out in my toon soon!! Take care!!

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