Antero Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Antero Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Still a lot of cruising fish on shorelines. Rig a leech on a slow sink and go sight fish the shorelines...
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Antero Reservoir is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Royal Gorge Anglers
Angler's Covey
Sunrise Anglers

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: Entire lake fishing well

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Chironomids, Callibaetis, Damsels

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brooke Trout and Splake

Fishing season: Open year round

Nearest airport: Colorado Springs

Antero Reservoir Description

Antero Reservoir is an artificial water reservoir in the South Central part of Colorado, and was created by the first dam placed on the South Platte River in Park County. The Reservoir is owned by Denver Water and supplies drinking water to the greater Denver metro region almost 140 miles away. Fishing wise, this reservoir has been known for quite sometime as a premier trophy Reservoir, with the potential for ...

Techniques & Tips

Its best to carry 2 rods this time of year, and you can catch just as many fish on foot as you can from a boat or a tube at this point. Most of the fish will be found foraging in groups all over the lake. Our guides rig one rod with a static indicator rig, and the other with and intermediate sink head/ line. Your static indicator rig should focus on Chironomids, Egg Patterns, and immature Callibaetis nymphs. If you run a second rod with a short sink tip or intermediate head, it is best to use small leech patterns in a dark red or olive coloration.

7-Day Forecast

Callibaetis and Damsels are the key. Early mornings till noon. Afternoons, try hoppers around the islands

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