This rainbow trout was hooked in the Denver South Platte and taped at 19" - not too shabby for a city fish
One of the projects that we have all been working so hard for has finally started. On March 25, The River Enhancement Project began in the section of the South Platte near the Carson Nature Center. This is the first of at least two projects that are designed to improve and enhance the metro section of the South Platte River. Here are a few quick facts and highlights that cover the work and river improvements:
Funding is provided by South Suburban Parks and Recreation, the City of Littleton, Urban Drainage and Flood Control, a Fishing is Fun grant from the State of Colorado and Trout Unlimited.
So if you are out fishing the Denver South Platte this year – don’t be alarmed if you see big yellow equipment in the river. For Trouts Fly Fishing, it is great to see all of the different organizations who have come together over the years to take these steps to help improve this great Denver resource. The Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited (and everyone who has participated and supported Carp Slam) also deserves a big hand and congratulations as they have consistently been on the forefront of making sure that the angling community remains a loud and vocal voice at the table during all of the planning phases of these different projects.
For some background information and history on the overall effort, here is a good piece from the Denver Post.
For more information you can go to the South Suburban Parks site and check out their Media Release or contact Skot Latona, 303-730-1022x11 or SkotL@sspr.org.