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Old 03-06-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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I am coming to denver in less than a week, staying at the hyatt hotel in / @ down town, where is closest fishing oportunity. I am from canada and see that u folks have sunfish, crappies, bass, cats, blue gilll/////// dont have that here. QANYTHING WITHING WALKING OF THE HYATT?
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Not sure about Denver proper. We do have the Platte running through and you could probably pull in a carp or two. If you have a car, there will be some great fly fishing soon on the rivers 60-90min from Denver - Blue River, S Platte (esp the Dream Stream), etc. as the spring spawn (trout) is around the corner.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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They sell fish here at grocery stores so you can save yourself the bother
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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The nearest fishing is the South Platte which is about one and half miles from the new Hyatt. Why walk when you can ride.

We have a free 16th Street Mall shuttle that runs northwest to southwest through downtown. It runs from Union Station to Civic Station, near the Capital. See the RTD Website The Regional Transportation District Home Page and look for ROUTE MALL, Mall Shuttle.

Hyatt is on 15th, just walk to 16th, away from the convention center and on every corner there is a stop. Cross 16th Street, it is a pedestrian Mall and go Northwest, toward the mountain.

Take it to the end which is Union Station, about a mile. Walk from Union Station West, go over some pedestrian bridges, toward all the new Condos, through Commons Park and you will hit the Platte. About 1/3 mile to Platte from Union, on foot.

Or You can walk southwest from the hotel, past the convention center, and you will hit Cherry Creek, You can then walk northwest along the creek path to the Platt. It will meet the Platte at Confluence Park, about a mile and half distance from hotel.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Visiting Denver, looking to go trout fishing

Hi all, I'm going to be in Denver sometime after Apr 13th. I'm looking for someone who might want to go fishing. I live in Pensacola, Fl and would be willing to take you out in the Gulf in exchange. If you know any diehards or other forums to contact, pls let me know. Also check out our forum [URL="http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com"]www.pensacolafishingforum.com[/URL] . Thanks all, Skip
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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You might want to have this post moved to the 'Colorado' forum as the typical Denverite does not fish for trout, only carp found in the local lakes. A few other types in the resivors but you need to get to places like Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs and other lakes that are stocked with trout. In the 'Colorado' forums you will find folks who live in those areas and don't always check the 'Denver' forums. Happy Fishing.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:29 PM
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I think you can just buy them, already fished, at the grocery store!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Default Fishing in Denver?

hi all, I was just curious what kind of lakes, rivers, streams, ponds may be around Denver that offer decent fishing. Are there any bodies of water nearby to warrant a boat?

thanks!
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Denver isn't like the south or midwest for lakes and other fishing opportunities but there is definitely some choices along the front range. Chatfield Reservoir is a popular place and is a lot bigger than it looks along 470. I know of a lot of people that like Cherry Creek Reservoir and then as you head north by Boulder, Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins there are a lot of lakes to spend your day on.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:46 AM
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You wont really find "lakes, Rivers and Streams" much around Denver. The lakes are the reservoirs and they are full of boat traffic so unless you get there real early or stay along an unpopulated shore it wont be very peaceful. The Platte River does run through town but I've heard the fishing isn't very good since it runs through heavily populated areas. You can, however, head up in to the mountains where you will find good fishing in the fast moving streams. Forget about taking your boat, since the water moves too fast for anything other than a kayak or a white water canoe. You only have to go about an hour out of town but the drive is scenic and the time passes quickly.

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