Antero Reservoir is located in South Park, Colorado near by to the “Gold Medal” Spinney Reservoir, and it also has the right environmental conditions to produce “trophy trout”. Shallow average water depth allows sunlight to boost plant, and invertebrate life, which supply trout with food. However, Antero was mostly drained in 2016 to perform dam repairs. This resulted in the majority of fish population being transported to other bodies of water. Since then about 1,000,000 trout have been stocked in Antero by the CPW.
Dries to Try: various midge patterns
Nymphs To Try: Balanced Leach in wine/olive, Balanced damse olive, Duracell Jig Nymph in brown or olive, Tim's Chromie in black or olive, Zebra Midge red or black, worms patterns in wine, purple, or red.
Streamers To Try: Barely Legal olive/white, Double Gonga in brown trout or rainbow trout, Baby Gonga in black, Dungeon in black, olive, or natural, various leach patterns
Antero is open, and the fishing has been decent. Hatches have mainly consisted of Chironomids for the time being, expect Callibaetis, and Damsel Flies to hatch next as the water temps warm a bit. Leach and worm patterns have been our best producers so far.
We are hearing rumors that Antero could open this weekend, but we cannot guaruntee anything.
According to Denver Water, Antero reservoir boat ramps will be open May1st.