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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Guided Fishing Trips on Williams Fork Reservoir for Lake Trout and Pike. Potential for a trophy every trip!  High Country Anglers LLC.

Hard patient fishing on 7/9/17

Post By: rockyjammer      Posted: 7/12/2017 10:26:06 AM     Points: 282    
Landed 8 quality fish on Sunday. Friend landed 7 quality fish. Weather was rather perfect, hardly any wind I should say. Fish were deep and took a variety of leeches, callibetis, and damsel patterns. Also a couple on buggers. A damsel and callibetis hatch troughout morning and most afternoon. Good day on Stillwater's for me. Some pics from the day...Enjoy!!
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: 7/12/2017 10:50:39 AM     Points: 719    
With all the hatches and flat water why no surface feeders. Seems like it should be dryfly heaven. Antero's funny that way -- just send them bugs down to Spinney, they're always lookin up.. Great report as always rocky..
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 7/12/2017 10:52:15 AM     Points: 282    
More pics from that day :)...Enjoy!!
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 7/12/2017 11:12:44 AM     Points: 282    
If anyone is interested, here is a link to my video digest from that day. It is a 5 sec capture of video before every pic I took...pretty cool stuff....check it out...Enjoy:

 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/12/2017 11:41:05 AM     Points: 36063    
your video

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 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 7/12/2017 1:28:27 PM     Points: 1254    
Excellent post and video. I think we could all learn something from how you handled those fish. Good job! Ski
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: 7/12/2017 2:40:22 PM     Points: 282    
Hey VINNIE....thank you!! I believe there lack in activity to the full moon :(...perfect day, water temps were perfect....water temp of 63 to start my day 66 at my end, caught on several different flies so I couldn't find them keying in on one fly....still fun having your rod jerked off your toon by there hard hits. Thank you for the link anglerwannabe :)!! skiman, thank you for the cudos :) fact my flies are barbless so I don't even have to touch the fish and don't. I do believe if this lake were catch and release the size of fish from here would be world record size for sure. I have caught and kept many back in the day, but then realized how precious this resource is for us who do like to do it for the sport and for those of us who tie our own flies and get to fool one of those pigs. It sure is fun, experiencing their true power!! Its the BOMB!! A few more pics too
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 7/12/2017 3:18:17 PM     Points: 6338    
3 buddies and I camped there on Saturday night and left at around 6pm Sunday...mostly because when we called 11mile they said the campground was full...and had a great time. I had my kayak and float tube with me so we did a little rotation to get us all off the bank. I did talk to a few of the fly guys as they were coming off the water and most were doing the same thing as you and had mixed results - anywhere from 3 to 28 fish landed.

Now I'm a horrible fly fisherman so I stuck to my hardware and threw spoons and jerkbaits in both shallow water near/from shore and out deep over 10-14 feet of water. The really shallow water three feet or less was productive early in the morning and at dusk. 6-10 feet of water was the only place I could get a bite during the middle of the day (still fishing shallow running jerkbaits and spoons). And Sunday evening produced a massive flurry of Antero brutes! trolled in mostly in 10 FOW, hooked one around 18" that literally broke off the rear hook off my jerkbait and made the split ring on the belly hook look like a pretzel! gonna make a strongly worded email to the manufacturer with some questions on their quality...

while I was putting on new hooks from another jerkbait (same manufacturer) I had drifted out quite a bit and decided to go back in so that one of my buddies could head out to take advantage of the took forever because I wound up getting 3 sets of doubles!! fish in the doubles ranged from 16-21. Finally got to shore and sent out one of my buddies and he hooked up with another 3 in about 25 minutes. both of the hooks that I put back on the jerkbait had one or more of the trebles bent out that I had to bend back by the time that I got to shore :(

I landed 16 and lost a couple more, biggest was 23.5"
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 7/12/2017 5:58:16 PM     Points: 4196    
Very nice to all fishing Antero. Great color on those bows.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 7/12/2017 9:34:57 PM     Points: 384    
Excellent RJ!
I don't want to stir the$!*pot, but I'm hoping A stays closed to power boats for quite a while (sorry Bill)
Spinney and the Mile ready to go for the boaters, leave the great state of A for us floaters..I will be down there soon. -ADub out..
Trying to link a YT vid from a nice brown 7-3-11 fishing with BG Flys and Anteroman himself, Wild Bill Hadley.. can't remember how to correctly attach the link
 Reply by: JohnnyW      Posted: 7/13/2017 9:11:53 AM     Points: 627    
I tell ya what, all these pics of big trout got me itching to head for the hills and get after them.
 Reply by: Chuck Roast      Posted: 7/13/2017 1:46:18 PM     Points: 85    
@ADub - I couldn't agree with you more. There's plenty of pressure there as it is.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 7/13/2017 8:26:56 PM     Points: 384    
Posted the wrong YT vid.

Any help available to get this YT link to work?
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 7/13/2017 9:18:24 PM     Points: 6279    
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You have to leave the "s" out of the https

 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 7/14/2017 6:11:03 AM     Points: 384    
Thanks IFF!
 Reply by: fishmanfromko      Posted: 7/17/2017 1:26:55 PM     Points: 37    
I had good time cut limit

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