Chatfield Reservoir and dam on the South Platte River south of Littleton, Colorado were built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a response to the disastrous flood of 1965. In addition to its primary purpose of flood control, it serves as one of many water supply reservoirs for the city of Denver, Colorado. Construction of the project was begun in 1967 and the dam was completed in 1975.

Due to reservoir popularity, fishing is best in the evenings and at night.  Try shallow-running minnow imitators such as Rapalas in 2-5 feet of water, along with nightcrawlers and minnows under bobbers.

The reservoir is surrounded by Chatfield State Park, a recreation area with boating, horseback riding and camping. A secondary inflow from the south is Plum Creek.  Ice fishing is permitted if weather conditions permit.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6



Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits



LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Sunrise Salabasaurus Rex

Panfish Baits