Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.
Credit: Jesse Paul, Colorado Sun
COLORADO SPRINGS — Past the homeless camps, plastic bottles filled with urine, funky smells and a coal-fired power plant, Alan Peak stepped into Fountain Creek and cast his fishing line into water so murky it gives transients on the nearby bank cause for concern.
After a few wiggles in and out the fast-moving stream earlier this month, his rod bent sharply. From the sewage-hue fluid he hauled out a foot-long, brown trout the likes of which you might find in any pristine Colorado mountain waterway. The fish shimmered in the sun.
“What you need to understand is that is a beautiful, wild, clean fish,” said Peak, a thickly bearded, 36-year-old Army veteran.
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