Pricing & Packages

Kokanee and Mixed Species Trolling Trips

(April – September)

Trolling Fishing Trip Gunnison Colorado
Full Day ( 6 Hours )Half Day ( 3 Hours )
1 Person$400$300
2 People$450$350
3 People$500$400
4 People$550$450
5 People$600$500
6 people$650$550

This is a great guided fishing trip to top off any Colorado Vacation! You will meet your guide at the Elk Creek or Lake Fork boat ramp on Blue Mesa Reservoir at either 6 a.m. or 1 p.m. depending on your start time. Be sure to bring sunblock, a light lunch and beverages. The boat will have a cooler so you need not bring one. Pack all personal belongings in a backpack or similar-sized bag and bring as little as possible. Blue mesa weather can be rainy and warm, or cold in the morning and hotter than a smoked kokanee in the afternoon. We offer a morning trip starting around 6 a.m. and an afternoon trip starting around 1 p.m. Full-day trips last 6 hours or until you catch your limits. Possession of all bag limits is allowed so store a cooler in your vehicle for fillets as your guide will fillet and bag your fish for you!

*Effective May 1, 2022, a $50 fuel surcharge applies to ALL trips

**2022 salmon numbers appear to be steady w/ plenty of limits being caught

***As of 2016 daily bag limit is 5 kokanee per angler with 10 in possession!

This is the most sought-after fishing window of the year!

Trophy Kokanee Fishing Trips

(August 1st to Mid-September)

Fly Fishing Gunnison Colorado
Full Day ( 6 Hours )Half Day ( 3 Hours )
1 Person$400$300
2 People$450$350
3 People$500$400
4 People$550$450
5 People$600$500
6 People$650$550
* Fuel Surcharge $5050

The trophy kokanee salmon give us a chance to catch up on our sleep. We motor right to the fishing grounds and start looking for big schools of quality kokanee salmon. This is the best way to experience trophy salmon fishing from a boat! As soon as we locate a good school, the fishing begins. The captain will put you on the fish, and then you drop your bait and hang on. These trips can be quick with your limit or lengthy with the hunt. Bring a lunch and beverages and a few items of clothing for adverse weather. Pack light to maximize deck space and leave a cooler with ice in your vehicle for salmon fillets. Possession of all bag limits is allowed!

*Effective May 1, 2022, a $50 fuel surcharge applies to ALL trips

**As of 2016, the daily bag limit is 5 kokanee per angler with 10 in possession!

Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Trips

(Ice out – Mid June)

Lake Trout Fishing Gunnison Colorado
Full Day ( 6 Hours )
1 Person$500
2 People$550
3 People$600
4 people$650

For our full day trips, plan on meeting at the Elk Creek or Lake Fork Marinas as early as boat ramp hours permit. Or you can roll the dice in an attempt to get lucky on a 3 hour afternoon/evening trip ($100 less)! Bring warm clothes (an array of layers for freezing temps in the morning hours), food/ beverage, and a fishing license. This is trophy trout fishing with a quality over quantity mindset in an effort to catch the lake trout of a lifetime! Blue Mesa is home to the 50+ pound state record lake trout. There are no promises when hunting these elusive giants, but if successful, you will have a chance to get a length, weight, and photograph with your fish of your lifetime! We release all trophy lake trout over 22 inches to ensure opportunities for future generations. Our goal is to get 1-3 quality bites from trophy mackinaw lake trout each day, but occasionally we will catch rainbow and brown trout as well. These trips require focus and will test your patience and skill but the reward is an experience that some people pay thousands of dollars to experience in Canada!

*Effective May 1, 2022, a $50 fuel surcharge applies to ALL trips

Fly Fishing Trips

Remote stretches on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and Cebolla creek- full day- wade and walk (Ice out to full lake ice- April to November)

Blue Mesa Fly Fishing
Full Day ( 6 Hours )Half Day ( 3 Hours )
1 Person$400$325
2 Persons$485$400
3 Persons$610$500

Try to meet as early as you can at the designated location or the lake city bridge for Guided Fly Fishing. If you live in Gunnison County or near Lake City, Colorado and want to experience a fishing guide trip on your Colorado vacation this a great one for the time, money and FISH involved! Bring all the gear you have for wading/river fishing. Waders, rods, vests, reels, raincoat are all things to bring if you have them; if not, we will provide you with what you will need for a day of fly fishing. You will meet your guide near the lake city bridge where the Gunnison river meets Blue Mesa Reservoir and begins your trip where the fishing has been the strongest. Your guide will outfit you with the hatch of the day, instruction and any other help such as netting fish and taking pictures. Most fish will be released to protect the populations of trophy and soon-to-be trophy trout that live and migrate in the Gunnison River. Exceptions (within your legal limit) will be made for smaller fish that make a great dinner. Pack a lunch as we may use the boat to access our fly fishing location.

*Effective May 1, 2022, a $50 fuel surcharge applies to ALL trips

Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Trips

(December – April)

Ice Fishing Colorado Gunnison
Full Day ( 6 Hours )Half Day ( 3 Hours )
1 Person$400$300
2 People$450$350
3 People$500$400
4 People$550$450
5 People$600$500
* Trophy Surcharge $100 more. (A max of 3 people is preferred)

It can be cold, but there are a lot of great fishing opportunities through the ice!  Ice Fishing  has grown in to one of Colorado’s most popular winter sports and is a great activity for folks of all ages and experience levels!  Dress in warm layers, bring a thermos of something warm., and let our guides take care of the rest!  Our Colorado Ice Fishing Guides fish the lake up and down trying locate schools of rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, yellow perch brown trout, and lake trout, so the meeting place varies depending on the fishing. Sometimes we walk to the fishing grounds and other times we will take snowmobiles out to further hot spots. We offer 3 hour half days and 6 hour full day trips with peak activity occurring 7am to 12pm.  Your guide will clean your catch of ice cold Rocky Mountain trout, salmon, or lake trout for you to take home and have for dinner!

*Effective May 1, 2022, a $50 fuel surcharge applies to ALL trips