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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Brown Trout

A Brown kinda day

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/18/2022 9:50:18 AM     Points: 69361    
Got to hit Antero recently and it turned out to be a Brown Trout kind of day. I only managed one Bow, a small super healthy one about 14".

But it was the brown trout bite that was reasonably good. But for the most part they are really thin! I did manage to hook one really nice brown but it got off at the toon. I don't think it was much longer than the others but it's girth was probably double. As you look at the pics.. the one in the water is the one that got off!

AND I know we say this a lot, especially in South Park.. WEAR YOUR PFD! It was already windy when I got there but when I left it was ridiculous. It took an hour for me to get from the west side of Antero to the East side.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 5/18/2022 10:00:10 AM     Points: 3018
I've never experienced wind in South Park, I don't know what you're talking about.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/18/2022 12:34:21 PM     Points: 7645
Sometime the browns spawn late in the fall then the freeze hits before they fully recover. They seem to take a while to re-gain the body mass you would expect to see from fish out of that lake.
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: 5/18/2022 5:18:21 PM     Points: 31
You must have channeled your inner Van Morrison… 😜👍
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: 5/18/2022 7:34:20 PM     Points: 206
Looks like a great day! Wonder why the browns wanted to play and not the bows?
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 5/19/2022 7:45:36 AM     Points: 1004
Nice! Personally I like catching Browns more than Bows. I think they are prettier.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/19/2022 9:27:24 AM     Points: 69361
Nate - you're correct there's NEVER wind at South Park.

Not too old - that seems reasonable.

Greg - everyone needs a brown eyed girl

Greg (Kiva) - probably a lot to do with what I was using for lures.

Troutbisquits - Browns are my fave fish to catch. They're gorgeous and as a rule always feisty.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/19/2022 9:54:56 AM     Points: 20559
Purdy fish Jim, browns are a blast to catch. Good day on the water.
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: 5/22/2022 12:34:18 PM     Points: 99
Congrats on the success. What files were working for you?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/23/2022 7:01:40 AM     Points: 69361
Dingo Man - not flies. Was using a small jerk bait. A Dynamic JSpec in 9 Mile Goby pattern. Threw a bunch of other things too but the JSpec was the ticket.
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