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Lake: South Platte Park Ponds (Littleton Flood Plain Ponds)
Fish: Smallmouth Bass

South Platte Park Ponds

Post By: efisher127      Posted: 7/6/2015 5:21:16 PM     Points: 0    
Hello, I was thinking of going to the South Platte Park Ponds on this Wednesday and Thursday. I am going to be fly fishing, and bringing a couple of friends. Both me and my friends have never caught a smallmouth bass before, and would love to. I need some advice on which flies to use, which lake/lakes to fish, which spots to go to, etc. I would also like to try for some largemouths and possibly carp. Anything would be appreciated. Thanks, and good luck with all your fishing adventures!

P.S. All fish will be released as quick as possible, and handled with care. I would love for big bass so close to home:)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/6/2015 6:13:17 PM     Points: 47087
I havnt fly fished there but have fished it. Dont disregard the river itself thru there...I got more fish there than the ponds.
 Reply by: efisher127      Posted: 7/6/2015 6:35:37 PM     Points: 0
The river is fine too.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/6/2015 7:00:55 PM     Points: 47087
This is a reach for me....maybe DJ could chime in? I would flyfish terrestrials or crawfish patterns by undercut banks. The flow is really high still but theres some wide spots between Chatty and Mineral where you should find pools. Maybe sink some wooly buggers too....there are walleye and trout thru there. Ive caught bullheads and perch with bait. Probobly fish better in a couple weeks....lotta water now.
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 7/6/2015 7:39:22 PM     Points: 2522
Haven't fished the river below Chatty for a long time (before the high water) but my "sources" say there should be good Smallie fishing this year owing to a lot of fish washing through the dam. The extra Smallies should be able to survive and even thrive as long as there is a decent minimal flow. I'd fish the river Smallies like you'd fish high water in any river....cut banks, inside bends, ends of pools, larger eddies. There are also some man-made chutes below the Carson Nature Center that should have some great current differentials. Might want to try bouncing the river bottom with whatever you have that can get down there in current.
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