South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The South Platte River, downstream from Cheesman Reservoir, is a world-class fishery offering some of the finest tailwater fly fishing in the state, if not the country. The river below the dam has crystal-clear water and wild rainbow and brown trout. They are eager yet selective. The river survived the huge forest fires that roared through the area in the summer of 2002. A short hike into the boulder-filled canyon takes one into a wilderness setting rarely found just an hour outside a major metropolitan city such as Denver.
The geography is postcard-perfect, and as many visitors say, the fishing is indeed a bonus. Types of Fish: Naturally reproducing rainbow, brown and cutbow trout. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."