This section of South Platte flows right through the city of Denver and is quickly becoming the “go to” destination for after work sport, just 15 minutes from many front doors. The river is easily accessible and provides excellent fishing. Warning: hipster invasive.


  • #18-20 Rainbow warrior
  • #10-12 San Juan or Squirmy Worm Brown
  • #10-16 Psycho Prince
  • #12-18 Copper John
  • #8-12 Slumpbuster
  • #10-12 Pine Squirrel Leech

Report Date: Jan. 21st 2019

If you haven’t been down to Denver chasing trout yet you’re really missing out on a special resource right in our backyard. It’s not the most scenic place you’ll find fish but if you’ve only got an hour or two to fish there is no better option. Flows out of Chatfield are low and that’s got the fish holed up in the deeper water looking for warmth. Whether you’re fishing up in Littleton close to the dam or down in Denver proper if you find depth typically you’ve found fish. You don’t have to go too terribly small with your bug selection, 18 is usually as small as i’ll throw in town. Typically I lead with a worm or a leech pattern with some size to it and trail something small and flashy. As always the Rainbow Warrior is a workhorse anywhere on the South Platte and Denver is no exception. You truly don’t have to get too picky with fly selection because these fish aren’t seeing a ton of pressure.  Swing into the shop if you need us to point you in the right direction. 

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