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Out of sheer curiousity, does any one fly fish the stream that runs through down town Denver? Or is it not allowed? The reason I ask is in Missoula Montana, the Clark Fork flows almost right through the middle of the city. Very few people fly fish it. However, the fishing is great on it! High volume of fish and a very good amount of large fish.
 

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I work downtown, and I have never seen anyone fish Cherry Creek, if that's the stream you are thinking of.  Although it swells with runoff at times, it also shrinks quite a bit, and I would think it has no catchable fish.

You can probably catch carp from the South Platte where it flows alongside the downtown area.
 
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i work in lodo, a few blocks from cherry creek and south platte, by conflucence park and rei. there are no trout in any of these streams/rivers, too polluted and warm. nice area, just no fish. if there were i'd be fishing everyday at lunch
 

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Try putting out a troutline, if legal in that area. Put a variety of baits out. Check it daily as stated in the regulations and you will know if there are fish.
 

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The farthest north I have caught anything from the platte (from chatty) is pretty much at the drive-in at hampden, where bear creek comes in, ( I lived right there for years) after that, a water treatment plant dumps in right behind the discount tackle store and I haven't been able to handle the chemically smell, good bet is south of downtown Littleton, there are several chutes built for kayakers, i guess, also just south of Oxford west of Santa Fe, there are more chutes, I only go during the nasty fall weather and target browns on big raps and get an occasional rainbow, smallie, and walleye. If there are any browns north of Overland, I'm sure they are nasty hook jaw tackle busters
 

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In one of the weekly fishing reports put out by the DOW last year, they mentioned that section of the river as having some very nice fish populations. They went on to say that either they or the police (can't remember which) had come across some homeless people who were in possession of some large trout.

Either way, you don't have to worry about fighting crowds...
 

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scottdog900 said:
In one of the weekly fishing reports put out by the DOW last year, they mentioned that section of the river as having some very nice fish populations. They went on to say that either they or the police (can't remember which) had come across some homeless people who were in possession of some large trout.

Either way, you don't have to worry about fighting crowds...
Just the homeless guys muggin you for the trout?
 
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