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Antero definition of a FOOTBALL

Post By: Anteroman      Posted: 7/3/2019 3:21:00 PM     Points: 4109    
We have all heard people talk about trout that are as fat as a football, today I had the pleasure of catching one of. these and wanted to share it with you.
Also a shot of how you can safely keep your rod from being yanked overboard which I highly recommend.
BTW the lake is fishing very good right now, lots of bug activity and a lot of fish, most are 15-20Ē.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 3, 3:38:07 PM     Points: 5989    
Just kidding!
That's a true football!
 Reply by: bobcats92      Posted: Jul. 3, 4:01:16 PM     Points: 0    
Bill-- great fish! looks downright mutant. they ain't joking about those nutrients down there.

I'm headed down there tonight after work, actually. Was planning on camping Antero and hitting Spinney in the AM. May have to stay closer to the campsite if Antero is on. Have heard it was on with the Callibaetis. what pattern did you fool this fine regulation-size pigskin with?

 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jul. 3, 6:08:07 PM     Points: 30334    
That is one fat trout Bill!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 3, 7:11:54 PM     Points: 31    
Violation! That one looks partially under inflated by 1/2 pound.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jul. 3, 7:20:26 PM     Points: 2173    
I donít remember ever seeing a fish with that body structure.
Do you suppose it only ate fast food? Nice catch for sure!
Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jul. 3, 10:20:22 PM     Points: 4109    
Today it didnít really matter what bug you were fishing, they were eating chironos, damsels, Callieís, leeches Stillwaterís a massive Callie hatch had them in a frenzy for more than an hour.
 Reply by: idlerick      Posted: Jul. 4, 10:25:28 AM     Points: 4    
Used to catch them in the North Platte in CO & WY like that, but smaller. Always thought it was a generic defect or misshapen spine looked like they'd run into a brick wall at 60 mph.
Saw your vehicle there yesterday. You don't usually beat me to the water.
Had a similar day - all the fish I wanted. Also caught a tiger - smaller than SB's, but much more distinctive coloring. Must be a quantity of them in there.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jul. 4, 10:43:03 AM     Points: 4109    
I talked with the new lake biologist a couple weeks ago when they were putting 300,000 fingerlings in the lake, he noted that they were in fact stocking available tiger trout as well as tiger muskies in the lake as both are predators for the less desirable species , primarily suckers.
BTW, I was on the water fishing yesterday at 7:00 that I believe is the earliest Iíve ever been to the lake, Iím usually a 9:30 to 1:30 guy.
 Reply by: idlerick      Posted: Jul. 4, 11:50:35 AM     Points: 4    
New guy? Is Jeff Spohn not the biologist for the upper SP anymore? He was really great - innovated the larger fish stocking at Spinney and the Nov/Dec plants to avoid pike predation. I'll miss him. Who's the new guy?
Must have just missed you - Think I launched about 7:15. My bud was enjoying the 2-ply provisions in the restroom for an extended time. Bless DWB's heart - why can't CPW stock the good stuff with our $70 Pass fees?
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 4, 2:05:28 PM     Points: 1786    
Idle, 2 ply lol. The last time I had to use the restroom there it took 50 squares or your finger went right through. Uggg.... wet wipes anyone!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jul. 4, 7:03:09 PM     Points: 4655    
I caught one similar thru the ice a few years ago. It was 18 1/2" and weighed 3.25 lbs, and it was stuffed with scuds.
 Reply by: Wacokid57      Posted: Jul. 11, 2:56:38 PM     Points: 11    
Are the additions to the rods pool noodles and zip ties? Basically, a float? Looks pretty functional.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: Jul. 11, 3:24:00 PM     Points: 749    
I dont remember if was this post or a different one but I ordered some of the floats. Thanks for the tip! I also ordered some cord things you can attach the rod to the boat. Have not tried either of them out but after losing a pole trolling a few weeks ago I am hoping they work lol.

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 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jul. 11, 4:53:49 PM     Points: 4109    
No the pool noodles are too fat and they rub your line these are about half the diameter but theyíll float any standard freshwater fly or spin outfit, they are about ten bucks for three, very cheap insurance.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: Jul. 12, 7:39:41 AM     Points: 12673    
Tyler Swarr is the "new" fishery biologist for Antero and the rest of the upper South Platte drainage. He is a young guy and this is his second year. Jeff Spohn is still around. He moved up to the position of Senior Aquatic Biologist for the Northeast Region, the whole South Platte drainage.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 12, 8:20:19 AM     Points: 1786    
Rod floats can be made from pipe insulation tubes. Home Depot, Lowes, Ace hardware. The other alternative is to use a tether. If you lay down your rod make sure itís secure. I had my best sage rod pulled off my boat last year... I got it back. But I donít let go of my rod anymore. Without a tether in place.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jul. 12, 9:58:37 AM     Points: 4109    
The trout at Antero as well as the other two ponds out here know when your not holding your rod, not sure how they know but just set one out without a float or tether and they will take it away from you.
 Reply by: Prairiegoat      Posted: Jul. 12, 4:44:43 PM     Points: 3    
Looks regulation size, Bill. Been wondering how the fishings been this year for you. Suppose your stocked up on smoked trout and bourbon!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jul. 12, 5:30:53 PM     Points: 4109    
Always stocked up on bourbon and aged rum and as a matter of fact I did a six trout smoked fish dip last week, it really does let the bourbon or rum go down a lot easier, how are things in the Philippines, we miss you, your beautiful bride and you super son.
B & V

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