Reply by: Dang old king Posted: 7/28/2012 9:57:41 PM Points: 5
Yeah Thats James Spicer. He does that crazy downtown stuff all the time. He had some photos and a story published in the Drake last summer regarding Downtown fishing. I saw a picture of a 30" Brown taken from the So Platte. Just ridiculous.
Reply by: Luar Lunkers Posted: 8/6/2012 2:10:54 PM Points: 50
Whats up my fishing fellas! I live up North, right next to the platte river, by the A.C. fairgrounds. I was wondering if there are any eyes, Bass or Trout that make up the river from where the DOW stocks it downtown? I also have never been cat fishing or carp fishing by my area, are there any LUNKERS LURKING in these waters? I'd like to get a line wet with my son and any help would be great!!!
The DOW stocks the river only near the Chatfield outlet with both catchable and fingerling rainbow trout. No other fish species are stocked in the platte. All other fish species either naturally reproduce or are flushed out of Chatfield.
During hot, low water years like this year you will only see carp and occasionally catfish that far downstream. In the spring and fall or in cooler years it is possible, however unlikely, to see some small bass and trout. Walleye are incredibly rare other than rare years when thousands get pushed out of Chatfield in the early spring. Most of those fish are unable to make a living in the river and either die or move downstream to one of the plains reservoirs.
Whenever you go, be sure to catch and release, pick up some trash and submit a river update using this link [log in for link]
check out the picture on page 40 "Urban Renewal"of the summer 2012 issue of high country angler. its free at any fly shop. TU has been doing some work on the s platte with some help from donations and local govt. there are trout at mile high stadium.