Colorado Fishing


Colorado fishing at its finest!

Has booking a guided fishing trip on Colorado’s largest lake always been a dream of yours?

Now is the time!  Blue Mesa Reservoir is a dream destination for most anglers due to its record breaking Lake trout and large populations of Salmon.  Pair up 360°s of breath taking views with incredible fishing and it is easy to see why Blue Mesa Reservoir is the need to be Colorado fishing destination.  We here at Gunnison Sports Outfitters will personalize our guided fishing trips to suit your needs and ensure that you have the best time while out on the lake with us. Contact any of our fishing guides and book your trip today!  You can also visit us inside Gene Taylors Sporting Goods at 201 West Tomichi Ave in Gunnison, CO.

Fishing Seasons:

Spring Fishing: Mid-April-May
Spring fishing is fantastic… as you can see in our photo gallery. Book your trip from mid-April to late May for the best chance at a fish of a lifetime! Lake Trout and Brown Trout lurk the shallower flats and become more accessible with the break up of the ice and cooler water temps.

Summer Fishing: June-August
Without a doubt, the cool Summer months on Blue Mesa Reservoir are best for red-hot angling action! This lake has one of the largest populations of Kokanee Salmon in the nation and Summer is the time to get ‘em. The Rainbow trout population has also been booming in the last few years, keeping anglers busy. Don’t forget about the trophy fish…they’re still here! This is the optimal time to book your guided fishing trips!

Fall Fishing: September- Mid November
With Fall comes cooler temps and the quieting of the lake.  Many anglers are heading home for the season and families are heading back to school but few know that this is when Blue Mesa Reservoir is really on fire! Trout fishing is at it’s all time best in the Fall.  Lake Trout and Browns are headed to shallow waters to spawn making them much more accessible to anglers.

Winter Fishing: December-April
During the winter months ice forms and covers most, if not all, of Blue Mesa.  Fish also head to the bottom of the lake where the warmer water has settled.  These factors make finding those monster fish a bit of a challenge but definitely not impossible.  Please see our GSO Ice Team page to learn more about our winter fishing!

Visit these pages to find out more about the different types of fishing trips we offer:

Colorado Fishing