Quantcast

Antero Reservoir opens to anglers on June 5 - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Antero Reservoir opens to anglers on June 5

Posted: Updated:
PARK COUNTY -

Anglers and campers will be allowed to return to Antero Reservoir in Park County on June 5th following a rehabilitation project on Antero Dam.

Denver Water owns and operates the reservoir. Their project will provide 2 feet more depth, up to 18 feet total, to the reservoir than was available prior to 2011.

Parks and Wildlife has restocked the reservoir with fish and expects anglers to enjoy a larger catch due to the increased amount of water. 

The bag and possession limit for trout is 2.  Fish caught and placed on a stringer, in a container or live well, or not returned to the water immediately count in the daily bag and possession limit. 

"Angler's are reminded to respect this special resource by not playing your fish to exhaustion. Please use strong fishing line, medium to heavy weight fishing poles, and stronger tippets to minimize delayed hooking mortality if you choose to release the fish you catch," says Jeff Spohn, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's aquatic biologist for Antero Reservoir. 

Visitors to the reservoir will only be allowed to fish from the shore or with a hand-launched craft, that includes kayaks, belly boats, float tubes, and canoes. Parks and Wildlife is not allowing visitors to bring watercraft launched from trailers or powered by gas, diesel, or electric powered motors.

There's still construction underway on the south side of the reservoir as Denver Water completes the final phase of the project.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: www.denverwater.org/Recreation/Antero/

Questions about fishing? Call Colorado Parks and Wildlife - 303-291-7227

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • News 5 Investigates: Police planned to sell crime victim's car at auction instead of returning it

    News 5 Investigates: Police planned to sell crime victim's car at auction instead of returning it

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:13:33 GMT

    A Pueblo couple's car was stolen in June and later recovered by Colorado Springs police officers.  According to records obtained by the I-TEAM, Mary and Clyde Antrim's Ford Crown Victoria sat in a police impound lot for more than a month---eventually racking up fees.   The couple says cops never called them to pick up their car. Instead, News 5 Investigates discovered police planned to sell it at an auction.  Colorado Springs police have nothing to say on camera...

    A Pueblo couple's car was stolen in June and later recovered by Colorado Springs police officers.  According to records obtained by the I-TEAM, Mary and Clyde Antrim's Ford Crown Victoria sat in a police impound lot for more than a month---eventually racking up fees.   The couple says cops never called them to pick up their car. Instead, News 5 Investigates discovered police planned to sell it at an auction.  Colorado Springs police have nothing to say on camera...

  • Southwest Co. Springs development proposal inspires awe, ire from City Council

    Southwest Co. Springs development proposal inspires awe, ire from City Council

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-07-25 05:00:05 GMT
    Developers and a parade of city leaders Monday enthusiastically rolled out a grand plan for wholesale redevelopment of Colorado Springs' blighted southwest side.  But the bombshell proposal was greeted by some City Council members with derision, skepticism, and contempt for the extremely short notice given before first hearing about the 83-page, $2 billion, 20-year vision for the future. All aspects of the proposal are purely conceptual at this point, but as presented, the plan ...
    Developers and a parade of city leaders Monday enthusiastically rolled out a grand plan for wholesale redevelopment of Colorado Springs' blighted southwest side.  But the bombshell proposal was greeted by some City Council members with derision, skepticism, and contempt for the extremely short notice given before first hearing about the 83-page, $2 billion, 20-year vision for the future. All aspects of the proposal are purely conceptual at this point, but as presented, the plan ...
  • Colorado Springs boy dies after being found unconscious in pool

    Colorado Springs boy dies after being found unconscious in pool

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:57:52 GMT

    The Larimer County Sheriff's office is investigating after a 4-year-old Colorado Springs boy died hours after being found in a Fort Collins Motel pool.

    The Larimer County Sheriff's office is investigating after a 4-year-old Colorado Springs boy died hours after being found in a Fort Collins Motel pool.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?