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Bear Creek and Clear Creek Have Been Exceptional

Report Date: November 9 2016

Bear Creek and Clear Creek have been exceptional these last few weeks and the pressure has been next to nothing when we have been out. Fall water conditions on the small creeks sets anglers up for a beautiful day of throwing dries or swinging small streamer patters for eager fish. There are still some caddis hanging around on Bear Creek but the mail forage for the fish on both creeks is gonna be BWO patterns Read More

FLY PATTERNS

Fly Name Fly Color Fly Size(s)
Sculpzilla Black, olive 6
Graphic Caddis Chartreuse 16
Pats Rubber Leg Brown, Black, olive 10, 12

HATCHES

Caddis are coming

ACCESS POINT

For access to the Urban S.Platte, check any of the cross streets off of Federal St. (Rte. 88) in Sheridan or cruising the Mary Carter Greenway Trail via bike or foot and sighting fish.
Bear creek Clear Creek exceptional fishing

CURRENT WATER CONDITIONS

Flow :4.1 cfs

Temp : 659 ℉

Gage Ht : ft

CURRENT WHEATHER REPORT

Denver
74°
clear sky
humidity: 37%
wind: 7mph N
H 74 • L 58
65°
Sun
77°
Mon
82°
Tue
81°
Wed
80°
Thu
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

FISHING CONDITION:

ONE WEEK FORECAST:

Denver urban South platte Fishing report Fly Fishing Guide

If you are looking for trout and other species, try the areas of the Urban Denver with deeper holes and riffles. Place streamers into these holes, or dead drifting a streamer and egg, stripping it at the end of the drift. These approaches seem to be most effective.

Although there are many different fish to add to the Urban Denver bucket list, it is the excellent carp fishing that has gave this section of the South Platte its world-wide reputation. Carp up to 40 pounds are some of the hardest-fighting and most difficult to catch. Patterns that have proven effective include Craze Dad 8, the Swimming Carp Nymph, Barry’s Carp Fly and Morlock’s Carp Breakfast.

The warmer months provide the peak season for the Urban Denver, as higher flows in the spring will make it more difficult to see fish. Stable flows during June to October are the best times to get the carp to eat.

Working the waters for carp is different than for trout or other fish. Your Minturn Anglers guide will be pleased to point out successful approaches and techniques. Delicate presentation is key. Carp will scatter at the slightest disturbance, including the splash of a fly on the water surface. Try to place your cast down, across and in front of the fish, and then move the fly in to drop in front of the fish. The fly has to land gently and away from the fish.

If at all possible, stay out of the water, as even the slightest ripple is enough to spook carp. If you must enter the water, do so very slowly. Focus on fish that are at the bottom of the stream, actively eating.

Denver urban South platte Fishing report FISHING REPORT ARCHIVE

Bear creek Clear Creek exceptional fishing

Bear Creek and Clear Creek Have Been Exceptional

Bear Creek and Clear Creek have been exceptional these last few weeks and the pressure has been next to nothing when we have been out. Fall water conditions on the small creeks sets anglers up for a beautiful day of throwing dries or swinging small streamer patters for eager fish. There are still some caddis hanging around on Bear Creek but the mail forage for the fish on both creeks is gonna be BWO patterns Read More

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Denver Urban South Platte – Carp Fishing is Going Well

Carp fishing is going well these days though we prefer the colder weather for carping. With the warmer temps, the fish’s metabolism is jumping and the fish are spreading out. Now is the beginning of sight fishing which is always a treat this far from Summer. Your typical carp flies continue to produce – 20 Inchers, Headstands, Carp Bitters and Flossy Worms.

FISHING REPORT ARCHIVE

    Access Point(s)

    Urban Denver (South Platte River Section) Description

    When you absolutely need to scratch the fly fishing itch and do not have the time for an extended out of town trip, meet up with a Minturn Anglers guide to learn about the favorite spots on the South Platte River right in urban Denver. You only have to travel a few minutes from your hotel or doorstep. Once you discover the possibilities and find out where to go, this fishing stream will quickly become your “go to” place when time is limited. The South Platte River moves north from Chatfield Reservoir through the suburbs of Denver, and then flows right through the downtown area, passing under bridges for numerous streets and footpaths. The Urban Denver is still a tailwater fishery, and its warmer waters, shallow flow and sandy bottom are the ideal habitat for many warmer water fish species. Expect to find massive carp, as well as rainbows, browns, perch, large and small mouth bass, and walleye in the Urban Denver. Many anglers report exceptional trout fishing here, with some browns in excess of 20 inches. Casting for enormous carp can be a challenging experience here, and has even given rise to an annual Carp Slam event in the fall. Experience the strangely soothing counterpoint of casting from behind concrete overpass supports at the Florida Avenue Bridge into serene waters, with the muted roar of Denver traffic overhead on South Santa Fe Drive. There are many access points to the Urban Denver. Try your hand working the deep water holes at the southern end of South Platte Park, or the Trestle Hole at the southern tip of Phil Milstein Park. Standley Lake offers another set of opportunities. With advice from your Minturn Anglers guide, you will soon be able to find the best locations on your own! Read more about Urban Denver fly fishing.

    FISH SPECIES

    Brown Trout
    Rainbow Trout
    Cutthroat Trout
    Brook Trout

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