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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Splake

INSANE BITE - Master Angler Splake

Post By: Bennyb SST      Posted: 1/5/2023 2:28:28 PM     Points: 530    
INSANE BITE yesterday at Antero Reservoir! With a Master Angler Splake, Huge Rainbow, Multiple Kyped up Cutbows, and a Brown I’d say we got the South Park Slam. Ice Conditions were solid on the south-shore and the wind was crazy off/on throughout the day! If you are interested to see the action here is the episode [log in for link]
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: 1/5/2023 2:29:15 PM     Points: 530
Few more pics
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 1/5/2023 4:27:29 PM     Points: 9235
Great video of some nice fish, congrats on your success.That splake was really colorful and sure looked like it could be a brookie but I know it's hard to tell for sure, nice fish either way.
 Reply by: da_teacher      Posted: 1/5/2023 4:34:55 PM     Points: 73
Sick wit it!!!

What rods su ya'll use with your jawjackers? I want to update mine.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 1/5/2023 5:18:35 PM     Points: 7093
Thank you for sharing, good to see the activity at Antero, with Spinney being close to empty Antero will be very popular this season.

I ‘m posting this picture of a Brookie and a Splake from Antero, (This day I had seven species at the lake) First and only time that ever happened to me.

The easiest way normally to tell the difference is the tail, Brookie is square and Splake is slightly “V” shaped.

Happy New Year from sunny Flori-duh


 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 1/5/2023 9:31:28 PM     Points: 410
You guys must have the best jobs in the world.......... Either that or youre unemployed. Ha!! Nice piggys.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 1/5/2023 10:02:36 PM     Points: 4992
Outstanding... Big Splake is epic.
 Reply by: Bennyb SST      Posted: 1/6/2023 12:58:59 AM     Points: 530
Thank you all! Here’s a few more pictures from the day. I use a variety of different rods to answer one of your questions. Two of them are made by Shimano. Two of them are made by clam. And two of them are made by Fenwick. We were pretty stoked on thiS Splake. He was an absolute Stud and it was nice to see him swim away! We have caught brookies in this res before as well. Tyler Is a ranch hand. And I own a business. We both have a good amount of time for fishing 🎣 thanks guys. Hope I answered everyone
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 1/6/2023 5:08:16 AM     Points: 6653
Ya, looking at Bill’s picture that really looks like a brook to me, tho it is a little hard to see the tail in the first pic. Amazing fish tho regardless… gotta love a good brookie/laker/splake debate.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 1/8/2023 8:56:19 AM     Points: 2762
You catch more large trout in one year than most people do in a lifetime :). Nice.
 Reply by: Flyguy44      Posted: 1/8/2023 11:42:44 AM     Points: 331
Nice Fish! The debate here got me interested & here is a link that may help: [log in for link]
The vermiculation near the dorsal fin is a key tp solving this puzzle, as is the spotting on the gill plate. Awesome fish what ever the verdict is & I will leave that to the jury to decide.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 1/8/2023 1:13:12 PM     Points: 18072
Great catches! I say splake... at 8:56 on the video you get a good view of the tail as its going in the hole.

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