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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Safe to fish?

Post By: Rea-Dawg      Posted: 12/1/2019 2:45:36 PM     Points: 0    
Thinking about hitting Antero this week. Anyone have any intel on how thick the ice is? Safe to fish yet?
 Reply by: Peregrine54      Posted: 12/1/2019 4:40:19 PM     Points: 138    
Had a friend fish it today said there was 5 inches of ice Iím heading up tomorrow so Iíll let you know for sure then.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 12/3/2019 7:58:21 AM     Points: 253    
I too am very curious...mainly about S end..any noticeable pressure ridges to avoid? As always for early ice will be bringing spud bar, spikes, and floatation jacket
 Reply by: Peregrine54      Posted: 12/3/2019 9:34:14 AM     Points: 138    
I didnít make it to the south side but by the north ramp there 6 inches of ice with the top half inch being white and the rest hard and clear.
 Reply by: strangebow      Posted: 12/3/2019 11:15:19 AM     Points: 3529    
Just posted a report. Antero was 4-6" on south side by dam Sat 12/2. Had one big ice quake which made everyone jump. We went about 100 yards off shore in 12-15 fow. Some areas are still spooky. Didnt notice any ridges running E to W, but saw two further out to the west that run north and south.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 12/4/2019 9:40:02 AM     Points: 6756    
Iced Antero Tuesday. Slow action by dam on south side, very clear ice. I moved to south ramp area, and found a pressure ridge and some open water just at end of breakwater. Several fisherman reported the sunrise bite was better.