South Platte – Denver

The Denver South Platte offers good fly fishing opportunities to anglers looking to stay close to home, avoid the crowds in Deckers, or wanting to get in to some fish after work when time is limited.

South Platte – Denver

The Minturn Anglers team has been guiding and hosting corporate fly fishing events since the shop opened back in 2008 and we have put together a program that is sure to make your next corporate outing one that is talked about for years to come.

River Details

Water Type





Front Range

Trout Species:

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout


Depending on the species of fish you are trying to catch, the Denver South Platte has a variety of opportunities available for you. Targeting trout is usually best just downstream of Chatfield State park through the south part of Littleton. The water through this stretch tends to stay a bit colder which provides a better environment for trout to thrive. Trout through this stretch tend to not be real picky. In the warmer months of the summer you can get some action with big old terrestrials and some dry flies, but nymphing tends to be more productive. If you want to target Carp or Smallmouth Bass, head more downstream anywhere from Littleton through north Denver.

River Background

The Denver South Platte, or DSP as it is known to local anglers has had a huge impact on Denver and its surrounding areas. From Native Americans surviving from the resources the river provided to them, to settlers forming the city of Denver around the river, to quick and fun angling opportunities for us today, this section of the South Platte is a favorite for people trying to target some different warm water species of fish like carp and smallmouth bass.

River Access

Access to the DSP is abundant with trails, parks, and nearly 30 miles of  water to fish. Starting just downstream from Chatfield State Park and heading north, you will find public a ton of public access points all the way through Littleton and downtown Denver.

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