ANTERO WILL BE CLOSING TO TRAILERED BOATS ON OCTOBER 31ST.
Its typical fall fishing in Antero right now. There are quite a few fish putting on the feedbag in preparation for winter. This is a great time to either dead drift holly buggers or throw streamers.
Fishing has been good right at sunrise through the day. As long as the wind will let you fish.. Its been in the teens and single digits in the mornings, so be prepared. Go a little smaller on your bugs right now. The weed beds are really choking out parts of the lake. Make sure you are using 2x and 3x tippet.
The menu is also slimming down. Its pretty much midges, snails, scuds, and leeches.
Musky should become more active with the water cooling down.
Be sure to check out our stillwater fly selection for the best patterns for South Park. These patterns change as the season does and all of our selections are for current conditions.
Midges, leeches, and small streamers are a good bet right now. Chironomids #12-18, Orange UV Scud #10-12, Leech patterns in black, brown, or olive. Balanced leeches, and wolly buggers. Static nymphing or slow crawling bugs has been effective.
Some terrestrial patterns may still take a fish here and there, but for the most part thats slowed way down. Amy's Ant #16-#14, Chubby's #16-#14, Parachute Adams #14-20, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16.
Baby Gongas, Double Gongas, Sex Dungeons, Thin Mints, Drunk & Disorderly's in all colors
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 scuds 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.
This is an area we specialize in and are permitted to guide, so give us a shout if you have any questions or if you are interested in allowing one of our Orvis-Endorsed guides show you how best to conquer Antero Reservoir.