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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Tiger Muskie

Antero Muskie

Post By: Rippin303Lips      Posted: 1/28/2021 10:00:00 PM     Points: 18    
I only had two hours to fish before I had to go to work. Started fishing at 6am to 7:45am, only drilled one hole, trout galore and “fish of a thousand casts”. So I was slapping the bows, then here comes Big Bertha, caught me by surprise coming up that hole. I look down that hole and gleaming clear as day all them pearly whites. In the past few weeks all I can think about was I can’t wait to catch a tiger Muskie again, well today my skills paid off with this 29”. Definitely was Good Day at Antero as usual!!
 Reply by: the-fishing-guy      Posted: 1/29/2021 4:43:48 AM     Points: 249
Looks like a good fish, I didn't know antero had muskies.. What side of lake where you fishing at? I have never fished it and I'm going Saturday.. I just want a few trout to fry up...
 Reply by: Rippin303Lips      Posted: 1/29/2021 7:23:14 AM     Points: 18
@the-fishing-guy I usually park on the North side parking lot, from there I generally walk out SW from there towards the center of the lake away from the crowd shore lining. I always do good out there on reaction baits, Good luck to you Sir, Safe travels, Work that Rod, Tight Lines!!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 1/29/2021 8:48:28 AM     Points: 72979
congratulations. I'm super jealous!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/29/2021 9:20:45 AM     Points: 7002
Very neat and unusual, we'll probably be seeing more of these this season, they've put quite a few in after the refill as well as last year. They are hoping to control the sucker population with this species, hopefully it will be successful and hopefully anglers will release all of them. The three that I have seen caught were all in the 29' to 33' range, they are growing fast as most were around 12-15" when stocked.
 Reply by: crappie-slayer      Posted: 1/29/2021 12:08:53 PM     Points: 184
Only if people would abide to the rules
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 1/29/2021 12:22:19 PM     Points: 559
What a catch!
I've only caught one, a 40 incher, at Stearns Lake. Thru the ice had to be a hoot.
 Reply by: MesaMan      Posted: 1/29/2021 2:11:16 PM     Points: 706
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: 1/29/2021 3:27:50 PM     Points: 26940
Congrats on a special fish. Not an easy one to catch. Definitely a bragging fish. 👍👍
 Reply by: buffchip      Posted: 1/30/2021 6:24:06 PM     Points: 3698
From the look of the girth on that bad boy I'd say he found the buffet! Great catch!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 2/3/2021 11:30:48 AM     Points: 1709
Nice fish. I wonder if there's a lot of Muskie 30 plus inches in there or if their still a small size for another few years. I tend to use big 5 inch tubes for lakers but I think would be good to try it at Antero.
 Reply by: Rippin303Lips      Posted: 2/3/2021 8:39:14 PM     Points: 18
@FishHuntNow I always Rip Lipless Cranks they are by far my Favorite!!
I just Painted these Tonight can’t wait to hit the Ice Saturday
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 2/5/2021 7:23:19 AM     Points: 1709
Rippin, that looks great bud. I love lipless cranks. I mostly only use lipless for walleye fishing open water or ice fishing.
 Reply by: Havs      Posted: 2/15/2021 12:06:37 PM     Points: 1
Nice fish! Zelinsky posted a pic this fall showing a nice one from Antero. They’re definitely well fed and getting big.

 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: 2/15/2021 2:12:15 PM     Points: 212
Great looking cranks Rippin

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