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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.


Post By: rockyjammer      Posted: 3/8/2018 12:25:47 AM     Points: 393    
85 percent open water I am guessing....don't remember it opening up this hitting it at ice off....fished from 3:30 to 5:30 and managed one fish, but it was a beauty!! Realesed after pic...Can't wait to get out in my toon!!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Mar. 8, 4:34:33 AM     Points: 36956    
Jammer! long time no see.. what a great way to start your posts for the year.
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: Mar. 8, 5:09:31 AM     Points: 719    
Yep it's time... Well done rocky.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Mar. 8, 7:47:04 AM     Points: 1934    
Very pretty, it's name is "Susan" and she really appreciates that you let her go, and so do I, as I want to play with her in May!!
Keep up the great work and releasing those beautiful rainbows.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:14:03 AM     Points: 641    
Would love to have my toon out on that right now...

Nice fish!
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:21:06 AM     Points: 1286    
Beautiful fish jammer, way to go!

P.S. Bill, you need some serious intervention!!! I hope you get on the water before May. 🤪
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:41:43 AM     Points: 2205    
I'm thinking I might belly boat on that stretch of open water come Tuesday! Could be fun!
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: Mar. 8, 9:01:59 AM     Points: 705    
Beautiful Fish!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Mar. 8, 10:07:41 AM     Points: 3301    
Awesome fish and pics ! WTG.
 Reply by: heryantoch      Posted: Mar. 8, 10:12:03 AM     Points: 2189    
What a beauty...never seen a rainbow looks so colorful...
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: Mar. 8, 10:47:37 AM     Points: 393    
Yes anglerwannabe and VINNIE....didn't do a lot of fishing last year, but plan to fish a little more this year...great way to start my was tough cause the place I was in had no shoreline by the water to land him and take a him on shore briefly and snapped a shot, then getting him back in the water to revive him, before I knew it...his power from his huge tail propelled him back out in the of my biggest in awhile!! I couldn't believe his girth as well, definitely healthy!!

anteroman, aka bill...yes those big fish deserve to live and sport their beauty to others that may land him again...if I ever did keep..I prefer to eat the 16-18 inchers...feel they taste better....for there was a bait hook I took out of his lip that was broken off from a previous angler...I C&R 99.9% of the time...unless I am camping...May is a bit off..hope you make it back sooner :)
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Mar. 8, 11:10:35 PM     Points: 12    
Wow!! What great timing. I love it when those fishable strips start opening, the weather is decent, the birds are just singing away and monsters are hungry. Great job.
 Reply by: stratfish      Posted: Mar. 9, 10:55:12 AM     Points: 180    
Hey Rocky - Congrats on catching that beauty! That's the prettiest rainbow I've seen in Antero photos posted here. So glad you let him go...

What did you catch that beast on?
Looks like a golden streamer pattern but can't tell from the photo.

 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Mar. 9, 10:58:03 AM     Points: 3824    
Looks like 85% froze in the picture, which is it 85% open or 85% froze. Referring to the lake report also.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Mar. 9, 12:09:22 PM     Points: 36956    
Jammer!!! YOU INSPIRED ME! lol here are some from this morning.. not at body of water you were at.. but pretty colors on these fish

I came really really close to landing my 10 pounder today. Not in the below pics.. probably warrants a blog as today was amazing

P.S. All fish caught today.. are still swimming.. gave em a smooch and a hug and sent them on their way
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Mar. 9, 1:02:03 PM     Points: 6428    
beautiful fish Jammer!!

Bill - what did the fish in the second picture measure in at? She sure has one heck of a belly!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Mar. 9, 1:21:14 PM     Points: 36956    
panfishin? Do you mean me? I'm Jim

almost exactly 20" and right at 5lb
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 10, 7:20:15 PM     Points: 384    
RockyJay, love the post!
My goal this year is to meet up with you, Bill, Vin and I2fly, school me in some long rod action.
Me n momma packed and loaded for S Park-Park County road trip in am
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Mar. 11, 10:06:49 AM     Points: 1934    

I wish it was me, but it was "The Spinmaster" slaying them! I believe he was at a lake closer to Colorado Springs but who knows for sure?

BTW, very nice outing and releases Jim, looks like the season is getting underway for sure.


(3 with good color)
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 11, 9:37:16 PM     Points: 384    
Drove by today for a look see
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: Mar. 12, 5:16:48 AM     Points: 719    
Is there open water around the south ramp/campground? Just seein northshore photos.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Mar. 12, 6:53:32 AM     Points: 1934    
A friend of mine from BV was up yesterday, North shore is fishable, he said he wished he had brought his toon, noted the South was still iced, fishing was slow for the fly/spin folks as well as the bait folks.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Mar. 12, 7:30:01 AM     Points: 1326    
Iím there on Tuesday. You guys got me hyped up. Iíve got a new switch rod hopefully it will help me add some distance. With less effort. Rocky good to see you post again. Thatís a pretty fish. Vinnie we need to get together. I always look forward to seeing your posts as well. You really got me into dries on lakes. Bill Iím looking forward to May. Your new assortment of balanced leeches are dying to see water brother. ATdub your on .... let the soft water SEASON begin !!! Tight lines to all. I2
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: Mar. 12, 2:25:51 PM     Points: 393    
not too old to fish: you are right about posting incorrect info, it is 85 percent frozen still, but less now that ADub TT updated it, looks like 70 percent frozen now...
ADub TT: I hope to meet up with you too...Vinnie, bill, i2fly, anglerwannabe all of you someday.....I too might venture up there on Tuesday or Wednesday..
stratfish, thank you!! I actually caught him on a old beaten up leech pattern in golden olive, that I have caught so many fish with, the tail was like half of what it used be...I like using them this way in weeds or as a top fly in my 3 fly setup ...I attached a pic of the fly, but I tie so many versions of olive, brown, black, even orange and yellow
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Mar. 12, 3:56:22 PM     Points: 6428    
haha woops! yup - Jim, I was asking about your fish, that is a beast!
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 12, 8:20:24 PM     Points: 384    
Me n Dawn went to Warm Springs for the day, we took quick side trip to A, north shore up to H.O.D. Park Lot, few pics and 24 to 285 and back to WSR. I saw one small clan icing near the dam, lotsa peeps along N Shore, did not make journey to S side. The bay at bottom of the hill could have been iced for the daring?! By the number of cars in upper parking lot, appears quite a few hiked to NW bay? Not sure what conditions they would have encountered?
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Mar. 13, 5:12:59 AM     Points: 1326    
Rocky, thanks for the photo of your leech. Ive got that too. I pre-tied my brown leech on already. But Iíll be sure to try that one too. Iíve got a peacock and olive on the second rod. I hope it is not too busy today. Typically Iíll fish close to the parking lot by the outhouse. If your there stop by. Iíll be fishing the gray switch rod with a big ol behemoth reel. I havenít used it in a year. Donít laugh if I suck. Tight lines.
 Reply by: rockyjammer      Posted: Mar. 13, 9:28:36 AM     Points: 393    
Thanks ADub TT for the update..

i2fly: I wont make it up today, had a few things to take care of...heading up tomorrow and i usually hike in to the the back cove, but also fish around the North Boat ramp area....olive, brown, and black are good choices...that fly caught many a fish and like i said the more beat up it gets the better it works for some reason...weird :)
 Reply by: stratfish      Posted: Mar. 13, 6:04:06 PM     Points: 180    
ROCKY - Thanks for pic of the leech. I'll need to learn how to tie that pattern. I assume the one you show is an non-chewed-up version? Funny how they like them destroyed. I fished a Dave's Hopper one summer on Pikes Peak (N. Cat) - after about a dozen fish the "hopper" looked like a piece of yellow shag carpet scrap tied to the hook. Legs & wing were long gone and it could no longer float... and they still kept hitting it!
Love days like that. :-)

I2FLY - I was up there on Saturday and the section of water you described as your target today I believe is the same spot Rocky hooked that 26" beauty... based on the strip of open water shown in his pics angling away from him toward the dam. We saw that same thin strip of open water as we were leaving.
Hope you hooked some! We went up too late and had to leave too early. Got skunked by N. boat ramp.

Am considering a switch rod and shooting head set up to get out farther. Would like to discuss your findings to learn from you - if you want to share please email me at MEDPAD-at-YAHOO-dotcom. Thx!

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