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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Brrrr

Post By: Boynamedsous      Posted: 12/14/2020 8:47:20 AM     Points: 80    
Got out on Antero Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was more huts than I have ever seen on the lake, and Sunday was a little quieter. Fishing was slow with a few each day and a few missed, but all in all its good to get on the ice any time. It was a little chilly Sunday morning at sun up though.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/14/2020 9:55:50 AM     Points: 1324    
That's the type of temps that make me question why i get up at 3am to get out in that cold and enjoy it. Mental issues?

Yea it's crazy with covid on the weekends now. Makes fishing tough. The sound of 800 augers can't be good for fishing numbers..
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/14/2020 12:59:37 PM     Points: 5433    
I like to fish as much as the next guy but -23 will keep me home in front of the fireplace, BRRRRR is the correct description.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 12/15/2020 8:22:43 AM     Points: 5674    
Like others have said........................you've got to be tough................................or you've got to be dumb.................

Ice folks are different.
Bill
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/15/2020 3:28:17 PM     Points: 1324    
Beautiful photos Bill for years you've posted some amazing photos thanks for sharing!
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: 12/19/2020 9:02:01 AM     Points: 74    
I ll stick with the smart folks!!!! -)
 Reply by: ratraxinc.com      Posted: 12/19/2020 11:38:25 AM     Points: 22    
Last year on New Years eve, was -42 at Antero. Truck fuel filters froze. Wasn't fun.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 12/19/2020 6:33:20 PM     Points: 6963    
Come on, guys! When it's that cold in South Park, there isn't any breeze! Two weeks ago it was -14, but sunny, didn't even need the shelter! So memorable for me, just like first kiss, first car wreck, first time fishing at -33 degrees, ahhh, good times! Mainly because I survived, but memorable nonetheless.

 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: 12/20/2020 2:51:42 AM     Points: 22034    
Antero surface last Sunday. -17 when I arrived at 9am:
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 12/20/2020 2:05:04 PM     Points: 5674    
Interesting note, our local left wing paper down here The Palm Beach Post lists the hottest and coldest temps each day in the US.
Antero has been the coldest spot in the country on three of the last 10 days.
Surprisingly, our home in Hartsel is 9 miles due East of the lake and our temps are typically 10-15 degrees higher than Antero, must be something in the way the air moves off the Continental Divide in that area?
Bill
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: 12/20/2020 3:20:26 PM     Points: 124    
Once, a few years ago my truck thermometer dropped from 0 on 24 at the turnoff to minus 16 at the parking lot on top of the hill of death.

2 miles?
 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: 12/22/2020 6:35:59 AM     Points: 22034    
I've experienced the local temp drop quite a few times. When I turn right on 24 from 9, I expect within a few miles to see the temp drop 10deg or more.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/24/2020 9:13:26 AM     Points: 1324    
Tony, it's amazing how it goes from 19 degrees when you make that turn and back on 24 it goes to -10. What a difference.
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: Jan. 12, 12:11:30 PM     Points: 53    
Went to visit my Mother who lives in the hills across from the south entrance and on Sat. Dec. 30th the temp at 7am was -50. It was on the news.... At 1 pm the temp as I passed the lake was -13. Now dats cold....
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 12, 12:30:15 PM     Points: 1324    
Speaking of that here is a cool little story on the a guy that works out there to make sure the South Platte and that lakes Dam keeps the water flowing.

They featured me in the news clip so ask how fishing in frozen tundra out there is! :D If anyone is interested here is the segment on 9NEWS:

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 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:39:24 PM     Points: 2099    
Dropped from -7 to -38 at around 7:30 am, from the highway turnoff to the south ramp the morning after -50. I was there and am probably somewhere between dumb and tough. Some degree of frostbite on 3 fingers and a thumb. Burned like hell and tingled for the last 2 weeks like when your foot falls asleep, skin peeled a couple times and fingertips are now "thicker" and a bit more sensitive to hot and cold but getting better. I was plenty warm otherwise but taking my gloves off and tying on different ice jigs throughout the morning for a couple minutes at a time was enough. Anyone else in this club?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Jan. 12, 9:21:30 PM     Points: 66009    
My buddy and I were at antero the 13th of December and it was pretty dam cold! -33. Got frostbite a bit on my fingers a couple weeks ago at 11 mile (-20) and my middle finger is starting to peel. I was trying to get a bottle of propane in my heater and I was too foolish to stop and warm up hands when I couldn’t feel them anymore. They are super sensitive to cold since then and hopefully that goes away with time. Lesson I learned was when your fingers stick to the bottle you should probably stop touching it lol.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 13, 2:47:37 PM     Points: 1324    
Coldest i fished now that i think of it was Granby area last year -39. We waited till it was a balmy -25 to fish. :D


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