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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Finally made the trip, MA Cutbow, Ice report

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/23/2022 7:09:15 PM     Points: 315    
Finally made the trip to Antero. Took the drive and met up with my buddy that lives in Denver. We had the holes drilled for first light and it was a pretty grindy time. I personally didn't have much action as far as marking fish, and only got one bite. Tried a handful of presentations but the skunk got me this day. My GF pulled in a nice white sucker, which is currently sitting in the freezer and my buddy, Big D got a couple really nice ones...All on the atomic berkley tube. One of which being an MA Cutbow!

ICE/WEATHER REPORT: We all heard about the ice being sketch so we cautiously moved out on the ice before the light hit, spud barred around, and the ice was really solid. 12" plus everywhere we drilled. This was my GF's first experience on really clear ice so she thought it was cool. Bring the cleats!!! There was a big pressure crack/ridge about 100 yards out on the ice, several people moved passed that to fish, we didn't brave it. Open water still out in the middle. Again, this was Monday.
Sunny day and warm when the sun came up...No wind until around 10AM and then it came in waves it seemed. Heard it gets bad up there at times so overall felt blessed to have the weather cooperate.

Will be back again to get revenge! Fun, short video below, pics otherwise!!
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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/23/2022 7:09:58 PM     Points: 315
More pics of the day...First pic was a fattie, tube popped out right at the hole and when I was reaching in for the assist.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/23/2022 7:52:06 PM     Points: 399
Dude don't lie! You never get skunked!! Enjoyed the pic and vids as always.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 12/23/2022 9:06:04 PM     Points: 61
Ha well now you know what Antero is most days. In my experience itís a few GOOD bites and a lot of drilling holes looking for the spot. You will be rewarded for the effort tho.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 12/24/2022 10:31:28 AM     Points: 415
Nice catches! Merry Christmas! 🎣🤙🍻
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/25/2022 1:11:35 PM     Points: 315

Haha happens to us all, makes the good trips that much better! Glad you enjoyed man and happy holidays😀
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/25/2022 1:12:28 PM     Points: 315

It's all good, it was a fun time out either way with good company!! Fingers crossed though for a big one next time haha.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/25/2022 1:12:46 PM     Points: 315

Thanks Harper! Merry Xmas to you too!!
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: 12/26/2022 3:16:16 PM     Points: 513
That fish was one hell of a good fight! I'm gonna try to break that PB either on Thursday or Friday this week.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/28/2022 8:45:04 AM     Points: 315

Good luck out there man! Was great to get out with you🎣 Going to be chasing perch myself this week.
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