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Antero Reservoir opens to anglers on June 5

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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

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