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

Surprisingly good day on A14... temps reached mid 50s, partly cloudy, manageable wind. We fished small streamers all the way downstream and picked up a brookie (wooly bugger) and a couple browns (muddler minnow). Coming back upstream caught 15 more browns on either large beetle or purple prince nymph... ratio about 50:50. Great fall fishing! ~ B.H. -- October 13th, 2014

Day started out warm. Got windy and periods of heavy rain. Finally driven out by threatening thunderheads. Fished hard with only one 11" fish landed, that on a small dark dry. Wind became difficult. Could see fish but couldn't connect much. Had maybe 3 or 4 strikes or passes in 5 hours. Two other fishermen left before I did. Threw everything at the water. Great fun tying blood knots in the wind. Still a better day than work. ~ Stan Lipkin -- September 2nd, 2014

Fished this beautiful little creek with my 9 yr old son. Read some of the reports and it seemed like a good place to take a young angler. We got to the property early am with cloud cover. We fished up stream back to the parking lot, then almost all the way down to the properties lower boundary. The stream was clear and flows were good. The fishing was very slow. In fact we only caught one fish. We fished every type of attractor in the box, humpy's, stimmys, hoppers, caddis, and had a nymph rod setup with man varieties of standard mayfly nymphs and even threw a SJ worm. We took our time and stayed low as there is little cover. (i fished here for my sons benefit to have less to snag on). It's a wonderful meadow stream, we just didn't see many fish. Had a shot at a small rising fish (small olives) then the skies opened and we decided to call it a day. There was another member fishing too, perhaps he had a different experience. ~ Bonefishbill -- August 28th, 2014

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

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