Antero is in transition right now. Warm days last week provided some open water, but the window is all but gone. Its gaining ice little by little. Unless you are into ice fishing, Tie up those bugs for ice out 2021!
Antero Reservoir is a shallow reservoir with healthy plant life and more scud shrimp than you can shake a hook at. Because it is so loaded with these protein rich shrimp the trout feed on, their growth rate is significantly higher than fish in most other reservoirs within a reasonable driving distance. So if you have an appetite for catching large and beautifully colored Rainbows and Browns consider Antero. Flies of choice are as follows: Scudzilla's, Olive or Black streamers such as a Wooly Bugger, red or black Tungsten Rojo Midges, Beadhead Hare's Ears, Egg patterns, and Schroders Callibaetis.
This is an area we specialize and are permitted to guide in, so give us a shot if you have any question or if you interested in allowing one of our Orvis Endorsed Guides show you how best to conquer Antero Reservoir.