Lower Michigan Creek A-14

Description: This scenic ranch in South Park affords two miles of pure meadow stream fishing for browns, rainbows and brook trout. Meandering through fields of grass and native cinquefoil, the creek averages 10 to 15 feet in width. It is easy to wade with a stream bottom of gravel and sand although some bend pools are as deep as six feet.

Location: Located a little more than an hour's drive from southwest Denver, this section of Michigan Creek is approximately 2.2 miles from Jefferson off of Litmer Road.

Capacity: 2 anglers or 3 if all in one group.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Tea colored water at 54 degrees, under a bright, clear sky with not lightning storms all day. Anyone would think that my years of carrying the weight of 25 different types of flies would be enough penance for the trout to cut me a break and find a favorite. But not this day. 6 brown trout was all the two of us could muster out of a creek with thousands of trout. I know there are many more good sized trout in Lower Michigan Creek, but they just were not latching on to anything I was offering. So the 6 brown trout were caught on six different flies, almost all dry. I'll try the same creek later. Maybe it will be cloudy. The property owner introduced himself and provided a friendly welcome. The setting is lovely. ~ Gerne -- August 3rd, 2014

Started around 9 with a dry dropper rig. The stream was high, not quite to its banks and just off-color enough to keep them from being too spooky but still feeding. In the AM, after trying a number of combinations, settled on a nymph rig and had most luck on a brown SJW, a BHFBPT and a sparkly soft hackle baetis. Caught 15+ all browns in the 6-13" range and one 16" almost all on the SJW. In the PM a strong hatch of size 18ish baetis started coming off and a blue-grey size 18 Parachute Adams had them leaping out after it. What fun. Another 10-15 in the PM. All beautiful browns again. Had most luck in the deeper riffles, and some tight to the cutbanks between riffles. Somehow managed to stay dry with rainclouds all around us- it was pouring in the mountains around South Park. Started in the morning by hiking down to the property boundary downstream, working back up to the truck for lunch, then on upstream, this took all day. Off the water around 530 and greeted in the parking area by 2 very friendly pigs, who were begging for food though they looked rather well-fed one of them stuck his nose in my shoe as I was changing out of my waders and seemed interested in taking a bite. ~ BH -- September 12th, 2013

Nice day in S,.Park. It was a hopper day on A14 ( smaller Dave's and para hopper) fished from 8:30 to 2 mostly from parking area to upstream boundary. 15+ fish 8-14" -Browns and 2 Brookies. This is a good small dry fly stream which gives a good opportunity to work on casting and setting. Both of which I obviously need based on number of misses! A nice day--- ~ Billj -- September 9th, 2013

My dad and I fished from 9:30 to 12:30 we caught 20 fish all small browns on a 14 Parachute Adams. It was a fun day! The wind was a little tricky to navigate but it was good fun. ~ Kelly -- July 8th, 2013

Started fishing about 7:30 AM. Beautiful blue skies, water temperature 52. Water starting to get low and mossy but still plenty of water to fish. Caught 20 plus fish from the downstream boundary to the parking area. All browns in the 4-10 inch range. Used a bright yellow hopper attractor/strike indicator with a BH Pheasant tail all day. Most of the fish hit the dropper but some of the bigger fish hit the hopper. No surface activity but there were a lot of hoppers along the bank. My number 10 hopper was too large to match the smaller hoppers along the bank but I didn't have anything smaller. I think using a smaller hopper pattern would have been productive. Stopped fishing about 1:00 PM. The water temperature was around 62 by that time. Had an opportunity to meet the new owner of the property, Sam. Extremely nice gentleman. We're very lucky to have this property in the club inventory. ~ Walt -- August 10th, 2012

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