Locations — South Platte River through downtown Denver (DSP)
The South Platte river through the Denver metro (DSP) area is the epidemy of the saying "don't judge a book by its cover". Located in the heart of the urban jungle of Denver, this section of the South Platte offers anglers the opportunity to catch multiple species on the fly in the afternoon, and still make the evening game or enjoy a brewery for happy hour. For more than two decades now, the DSP has been undergoing a dramatic clean-up in the form of waste removal, habitat restoration, and proper water management to move towards a more healthy fish and river user environment. Target species include rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, blue catfish and multiple species of carp. No other place in Colorado can you catch a hardy brown trout on one drift, a walleye on the next cast with the same fly, and then head into a local restaurant for lunch. This stretch of the South Platte is a great fishery year-round, providing everything from dry fly opportunities to spot'n'stalk challenges for larger fish.