Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado
Colorado Fishing FishExplorer.com
Colorado Fishing  
Login Usr:Psd:
Don't have an account? Register now...
 
spacer spacer
spacer
Go back to Main FxR Forum listings
River: South Platte - Downtown Denver
Fish: Walleye

Fly Fishing for Walleye

Post By: efisher127      Posted: 6/1/2019 4:11:24 PM     Points: 0    
Hello everyone,
This may seem like a strange question, but does anyone know of any good spots along the South Platte River downstream of Chatfield (or a different body of water) where I could go fly fishing for walleye? It's one of the few species I haven't caught on the fly, and I've heard they're quite fun. Also, what technique/flies would you recommend when going after them?
Thanks!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 1, 4:19:24 PM     Points: 52336    
Welcome to the forum.. look under the editors and writers tab and find Dave Coulsen (flyrodn) and send him an email on his editors link. He retired and travels a lot now so he doesn't post much lately, but he's pretty good about responding to emails.

Am sure there are others on here that can help.. but Dave is a good person to ask. Just check this link.. that's Dave in the pic

[log in for link]
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Jun. 1, 8:04:21 PM     Points: 194    
I have caught smaller eyes stripping white zonkers around 470..apparently there are some good ones in the river
 Reply by: KevinB      Posted: Jun. 1, 9:38:10 PM     Points: 40    
The only way I've ever caught a walleye is with my fly rod. I don't know anything about doing it in a river, but my go to pattern at Pueblo is a white meat whistle. I'm sure it would work good in a river too. Strip 'em, jig twitch 'em, slow retrieve 'em...you know, switch it up 'til it works. I've also found clousers, wolly buggers, and egg sucking leeches to be effective.
 Reply by: Wacokid57      Posted: Jun. 3, 9:41:47 AM     Points: 11    
when the water release below Chatfield fires up to a high rate, walleyes escape into the Platte. I don't know how the road construction is affecting access, but guys catch some good walleye below the outflow. The white meat whistle mentioned earlier might be a good option there.