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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Any open water yet around the shoreline?

Post By: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/10/2019 11:21:13 PM     Points: 784    
I see there is still a good ice cap on the lake per previous reports. Is there any signs of open water anywhere on the lake around shore or out further? Some parts of this lake opens up earlier than other parts. Once there is some open water, the wind can make the ice cap go fast. Last year this lake had open water as of 3/7/2018. Thank you for any input.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 11, 10:15:05 PM     Points: 387    
Rocky, out there yesterday for hour or so,$!*loads of snow, thick ice and no open water in sight from N side
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 11, 10:19:20 PM     Points: 387    
N W - Hill O Death park lot totally empty, large snow banks where you usually park. All the red hillsides completely buried, darn near would need snow shoes to make trek to green lake bay?
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 11, 10:24:46 PM     Points: 387    
Not sure how thick the ice is, but had my Milwaukee down to snow and barely broke thru, much thick and would need an extension. M18 Fuel series 1/2 hammer drill, thing is a bruiser, numerous 6 holes in seconds, said it before, highly recommended setup, was actually odd hearing gas augers
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: Mar. 12, 5:52:49 AM     Points: 730    
Looks like the perfect setup for winter kill.. Hope I'm wrong...
 Reply by: Gill      Posted: Mar. 12, 10:33:06 AM     Points: 2166    
Try a lazer head on your drill...works way better than the mora! I agree though,I have a fairly new gas auger and hasnt been out in the 2 years since I got the drill set=up..No fumes,way lighter,quiet...cant beat em..
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Mar. 13, 8:33:09 PM     Points: 1783    
Yes Vinnie, Im a tad worried myself about winter kill. I heard the water is getting stinky..... So please Respond. If you ice guys had smelly water when you went through? Or any other signs of depleted oxygen like murky water? Thanks i2
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 13, 9:50:28 PM     Points: 387    
I did not detect any odors, drilled prol 8-10 holes, not sure if you have to get your face- nose right down to the hole for detection? Pretty sure the lake will be just fine come open water.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Mar. 14, 8:38:30 AM     Points: 1783    
Thanks TTDubb, I appreciate the reply. Ive read here on F-E that some have had concerns. Due to cloudy water and smell. Im hoping your correct.
i2
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: Mar. 14, 4:51:46 PM     Points: 784    
Thanks ADub TT for the response....it will be a couple more weeks for sure
 Reply by: da_teacher      Posted: Mar. 14, 7:36:35 PM     Points: 57    
Got family visiting this weekend. Anybody been out as of late? Might head out Sunday.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Mar. 14, 8:23:38 PM     Points: 164    
What do you want to know teacher? I haven't been in a week but Id bet its still 20-24 inches of ice, likely a foot or more of snow, and possibly some slush in some areas.

I too am going Sunday
 Reply by: da_teacher      Posted: Mar. 14, 10:13:56 PM     Points: 57    
I know the ice is gonna be crazy thick. We usually fish North ... By the dam. Just curious on how the fishing has been...
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 16, 7:37:15 PM     Points: 387    
I have done well in the past icing Antero in late March / early April I
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Mar. 16, 7:59:20 PM     Points: 164    
fishing is good if you find cruising spots..fair elsewhere
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Mar. 17, 9:43:58 PM     Points: 164    
how'd it go for you out there teacher? I think I saw your group..we were on s shore n iced 8 or so over the morning..no super toads top side but all 12-20
 Reply by: strangebow      Posted: Mar. 26, 12:25:32 PM     Points: 2798    
No open water as of 3/23. Ice is still 18" thick but top and bottom 6" are looking cloudy and milky. Ice in the parking lot in the morning, and a giant puddle in the afternoon when I left. Water clarity is terrible, could barely see my jig at 5 foot down.


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