The north fork of the south platte suffers from inconsistent flows and lack of bug life due to mining.  The river holds fish but they don’t get as big and aren’t as plentiful as the south platte middle fork just across the way.  This makes the north fork a good way to spend a day in solitude, but fishing is hit or miss.

The lower section has plenty of water below foxton road to fish and the water looks really good.  The fish aren’t able to do great in this river for the above reasons, but the ones who do are good fighters and fun to catch.

The upper section is mainly private near bailey with a few access points off the road that at times can hold a few really nice fish since the private water ranches above stock the river heavily.  Most of the time you’ll catch 8” – 14” fish but always be ready for that brute.