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Not asking for anyone's honey hole here, but does anyone have any knowledge of actual creek/river fishing specifically in Colorado Springs? I need it to be close to home because I rarely get more than a couple of hours (driving included) to fish and I really want to find a creek to walk. I have been all over the internet looking for a place. Looks like Fountain Creek in Manitou might be my only option, but I live out east so that's a decent drive.
Sand Creek looks like it could be an option, but its hard to tell from Google Earth. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.
 

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none you mentioned are worth fishing in, you need to go up past Woodland Park to find stream fishing and most of that is slim pickingstill you get to the south platte
 

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Ruxton creek has Brooke trout. But that's in Manitou. There are fish in the creek south of Fountain but very few. Homestead park near Peyton is a small pond that's east. I would not advise you to eat anything out of any of these waters.
 

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Make the time. Drive down to the Ark Tailwater in Pueblo. Or above P-lo. S platte etc. And get a float tube. If you are to the north, monument can keep you entertained with sunfish and stockers if you get away from the bank maggots near the parking lot. If you hike a little you may find some brookies somewhere around there.

It may not be a scenic creek, but from east of the springs with a short drive your options are slim. Nothing wrong with casting a fly to sunfish, carp, bass, catfish, walleye, saugeye, catfish snapping turtles, hobo's huffing glue or whatever else you can dig up (i find something shiny that looks like change, half a cigarette or a dollarbill works good when fishing for bums....) Hell I have seen a Pacu in a C springs Pond......... But I have not found good creek fishing.
 

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Thanks for everyone's input. I should have been clearer about the quality of fish I am after. I am catch and release 99% of the time, so I honestly don't care what am I catching or what size. I just want a place close by I can hit for some fun. I am thinking about trying Tenkara fishing on these little ventures as well. I know there are a few reservoirs I can get to pretty quickly, but it would be nice to walk around and just find a little pocket to quietly fish in. I will look into some of the suggestions though. Thanks guys!
 
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