About Us


Because Blue Mesa Reservoir is so large, long and often very intimidating to fish, Gunnison Sports Outfitters was formed in 2006 to provide visiting and resident anglers with a high quality fishing experience. Our guides have all the right equipment, know where the fish are, and most importantly—know how to catch them and provide their clients with a fantastic fishing expedition!

Headquartered at Gene Taylors Sporting Goods store in Gunnison, CO, the Gunnison Sports Outfitters team is fully-licensed and certified to guide “year round” on the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Our team of guides is headed up by Andy Cochran, noted long-time Blue Mesa Reservoir angler and member of the Pure Fishing and Eagle Claw Tackle pro-staff teams.

“What makes Gunnison Sports Outfitters so unique is that we can tailor a fishing adventure for everyone from the hard-core professional to the novice angler, families looking for a quality outdoor adventure, companies looking for a unique retreat and members of POMA and other outdoor Press groups that are looking for a great story and multi-species fishing destination,” says Andy Cochran. “We provide the boats, the guides and all the gear. You provide proof of a fishing license and bring a smile. We’ll take care of the rest!”

Fish Species Include:

– Brown Trout – Salmon – Yellow Perch – Rainbow Trout – Lake Trout –

Gunnison Sports Outfitters