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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Action anyone?

Post By: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: 9/6/2022 10:58:07 AM     Points: 116    
Fly guys - IS the lake fishing well right now? IF so, what patterns are you having success with? Thanks for any information!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 9/9/2022 9:24:19 AM     Points: 6997
Yes itís been decent primarily on chironomids under a bobber, the bite seems to be at different times each day and bug activity has tapered offf the past several weeks. Still some calibaetis and damsels but the fish are keyed in on the chironomids go small sizes 14 & 16 seem to be best, stomach pumps show very small chirono 18/20 is typical. I have a hard time seeing flies that small. Quite a few nice hard fighting browns.
 Reply by: Lund aka Dingo Man      Posted: 9/9/2022 12:07:45 PM     Points: 116
Thanks Anteroman. I have a friend visiting in two weeks and was wondering
whether it would be worth a try. Are you seeing any fish coming up to the top?
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 9/9/2022 1:29:18 PM     Points: 6997
Very few risers and fewer dry fly bites for the past few weeks, I would stick to bobber and wet bugs for now.
 Reply by: Schalley      Posted: 9/9/2022 4:57:58 PM     Points: 8
I was there weekend before LD just for the afternoon and was getting hits stripping Prince Nymphs. Landed a 20" bow on fluffy red humpy. That's what I got my best action on. Wind was active, so only heard most rises (not seen). I was surprised they chased the drys. Then all of a sudden the wind stopped, water was like glass and there was a jillion teeny bugs hatching and there were riseforms everywhere and they completely ignored the big flies. Tried to put on a tiny fly, but the wind came up hard and that was it.

- Schalley
 Reply by: fishmanfromko      Posted: 9/22/2022 12:42:11 PM     Points: 310
Large Brown Trout on Sep-12-22 around 2pm
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