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River: South Platte - Downtown Denver
Fish: Smallmouth Bass

Smallies in Denver South Platte?

Post By: The Fishing Junky      Posted: 11/11/2020 11:58:35 AM     Points: 17    
So I heard a rumor that there is a very well thriving population of smallies in the Denver south platte river, so I did some exploring and found some very surprising results. I love fishing for smallies, they are 100% my favorite species to catch, so I absolutely had to go check it out!! Here is a video I put together of my experience. Hope you enjoy!
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 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 11, 12:01:08 PM     Points: 437    
Nice smallies. Love their fall colors and their spring colors. Let me ask, is that a ned rig with a different type of body? Or suppose to be one?
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 11, 12:06:27 PM     Points: 17    
Yea thatís a Z-Man TRD hawg, itís essentially a Ned rig with appendages for more action and it draws in more curious fish!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 11, 12:43:14 PM     Points: 437    
I'm gong to have to pick one of them up, as someone that was addicted to ned rigs last year I enjoy trying different bodies with those jigheads.
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 11, 12:49:36 PM     Points: 17    
Bro, make sure you check out the sukoshi bug too! They both work great I love them both!! I personally like them better than a standard Ned...
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: Nov. 11, 2:27:26 PM     Points: 6136    
Nice work! Very pretty fish. Good to see some wild smallies in there, I'm hoping that's due to all the restoration activity!
 Reply by: Mike8484      Posted: Nov. 11, 4:37:36 PM     Points: 147    
This video goes pretty in depth on fishing the South Platte. [log in for link]
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 11, 7:06:12 PM     Points: 17    
@brookieflyfisher Thank you man, there are definitely some healthy fish in there, all species seem to be thriving all through that long stretch. Definitely one of my more favorite spots now.
 Reply by: King_Cast      Posted: Nov. 11, 8:13:49 PM     Points: 5    
Definitely my favorite spot to hook up with smallies! Cool video btw, maybe Iíll see you around. Tight lines!
 Reply by: stoned angler      Posted: Nov. 12, 11:18:38 AM     Points: 180    
Nice vid. This looks fun!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 13, 1:24:36 PM     Points: 437    
I wonder with these colder temps if their still aggressive or if i have to do some finesse to entice a bite. The convince of the area being so close to home makes it a potential after work spot. :D
 Reply by: puntfish      Posted: Nov. 13, 6:05:26 PM     Points: 19    
There goes the Platt
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Nov. 13, 6:34:53 PM     Points: 161    
There it goes. Next week there will be 1000 anglers on it...
All kidding aside thereís a lot of homework to do before anyone catches anything on this stretch of river. Speaking from someone who knows. If you really wanna get in the weeds look back at the info on this exact site!
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: Nov. 14, 7:19:06 AM     Points: 1307    
By the time it gets to Adams county...water smells like$!*, everything's slimey with only carp
 Reply by: Fishing5280      Posted: Nov. 20, 8:52:51 PM     Points: 0    
Does anyone know if there are smallmouth north of I-76? I've caught very small largemouths in Thornton/Brighton, but no luck with smalls.

North of downtown seems difficult for anything but carp.
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 21, 7:38:07 AM     Points: 17    
I donít see why there wouldnít be, but I havenít caught anything out of the Platte past the Denver skate park


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