“Go fish Denver” is a rallying cry for both visitors and residents in Denver, Colorado.

Googling these words links you to one of the most popular Japanese fish restaurants in Denver where you can order exotic dishes from sushi and sashimi, to spicy tuna, salmon tartar, firecracker rolls and miso soup. This is only one of more than 125 fish restaurants and takeout locations in Denver, attesting to the growing popularity of fish in the daily diet of the city.

However, you sure don’t have to rely on a restaurant if you want to eat great fish. Go fish Denver is also the call to action for an increasing number of both out of state fly fishing enthusiasts and Mile High City residents who are taking up the sport. Among them are plenty of fish foodies eager to catch their own meals.

Fly fishing is the most popular method of fishing in the state, and has enjoyed a greater than 20% increase in new participants in recent years. Denver particularly is a mecca for fly fishermen and women from around the world, as it provides easy access to some of the most spectacular fly fishing opportunities available anywhere.

Tailwaters from the numerous dams and reservoirs around Denver provide a superb environment for trophy trout and some 35 other fish species every season of the year including winter. Popular Denver fly fishing waters include:

  • The South Platte right in downtown Urban Denver
  • Other Gold Medal sections of the South Platte such as The Tomahawk, Dream Stream, Hartsel, Deckers/Cheesman Canyon, Bear Creek, Clear Creek, and Badger Basin
  • Private waters such as Rocky Mountain Angling Club and Boxwood Gulch

Fly fishermen who are new to the area or to the sport often choose to engage the services of a professional fly fishing guide to get them on productive waters quickly, and to learn basic and more advanced fly fishing techniques. No one provides a better fly fishing experience than the professional guides from Minturn Anglers. They provide an exciting range of fly fishing trips near Denver for both experienced and novice anglers. All it takes is a telephone call to arrange a trip that meets all your needs.

Go fish, Denver!

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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