Ice Fishing

Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Trips

Come see Colorado’s largest reservoir in the heart of the Currecanti National Park.

Don’t let the cold weather fool you. With advancements in technology and top of the line ice huts and heaters, ice fishing is an extremely comfortable and enjoyable experience.

We have customized our Blue Mesa ice fishing trips so that we can better suit your individual needs. We now offer several types of ice trips. From our standard Green Circle trip which is great for beginners and families to our Blue Square trips which offers our clients more time on the ice. Finally, to our Black Diamond trip. This trip is for the hardcore angler that is looking to target specific species or go for the Blue Mesa grand slam.

No matter what type of trip you pick you can bet that you will make memories to last a lifetime.

All Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Trips Include

Our guides have all the equipment needed to ensure you have a comfortable and successful day out on the ice. This includes ice huts that are set up prior to your trip, power ice augers, heaters, fish finders, seats, rods, reels, tackle, and more.

After a successful day on the ice, our guides will fillet all of your fish for you. We are happy to fillet them to your specifications so that they are perfect for your next fish fry, canning day, or campfire cookout.
(If you are looking for amazing fish recipes, check out our GSO Fishing Pinterest page for tons of great recipe ideas and fish prep articles!)

Ice Trip Options

Colorado Ice Fishing Green Circle

Green Circle Trip

Colorado Ice Fishing Blue Square

Blue Square Trip

Colorado Ice Fishing Black Diamond Trip

Black Diamond Trip

Our Green Circle ice fishing trip is great for beginners, families, and people with limited mobility. These trips begin between 8:00 and 10:00 am and last three hours. We will target Rainbow and Brown trout but you also might catch Kokanee Salmon and Yellow Perch.

Our Blue Square ice fishing trip is a four-hour fishing trip giving our clients more time out on the ice. This trip is also great for beginners, people with limited mobility, and is family-friendly. They begin between 8:00 and 10:00 am. We will target multiple species including Trout, Yellow Perch, and Kokanee Salmon.

Our Black Diamond trip is for hardcore anglers looking to target Lake Trout or a Blue Mesa Grand Slam. This trip begins between 6:00 and 7:00 am and lasts five to six hours. With this package, you have the option to choose between targeting Lake Trout or a multi-species grand slam.

Base Price $250 (1-2 People)

$30 for each additional person

Base Price $295 (1-2 People)

$40 for each additional person

Base Price $400 (1-2 People)

$70 for each additional person

Large Party / Corporate Trip

Green Circle

$250 Per Guide Fee + $40 Per Person

(6 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Guide)

Large Party / Corporate Trip

Blue Square

$295 Per Guide Fee + $50 Per Person

(6 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Guide)

Large Party / Corporate Trip

Black Diamond

$400 Per Guide Fee + $80 Per Person

(6 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Guide)

Kids 12 and under fish FREE!

Request An Ice Fishing Trip

To request your specific dates please fill out the form below. This doesn’t guarantee we have availability on your dates but we will do our best to accommodate you. After submitting your form we will be in contact with you shortly to confirm your trip details. Thanks for reaching out and we look forward to fishing with you!

Do you have a particular species you want to fish for? (Lake Trout, Salmon, Brown Trout, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Whatever's Biting, etc.)

What To Wear

Dressing appropriately for the conditions can often make a difference in the experience you have out on the ice. Proper clothing for various weather conditions such as good base layers, a coat, hat, gloves, sweater, sturdy boots, etc.

Be sure to dress in layers. Our ice huts are warm, have heaters, and are set up before you get there, but the walk/ride out to the hut can be chilly.

Do not wear shoes that are not suitable for snow and ice including tennis shoes and dress boots. Warm, sturdy, heavy-soled, winter boots are recommended.

What To Bring

What To Bring:

  • Lunch, Snacks, and Drinks
  • Sunscreen – An absolute must! The sun at our altitude can be very intense and burns skin easily.
  • Proper clothing for various weather conditions (coat, hat, gloves, sweater. Be sure to dress in layers)
  • Cooler for transporting fish home (ice/cold packs are always helpful to keep your fish cool if you have a long drive home.)

Additional Items To Consider Bringing:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Blanket
  • Kid Activities: Toys, Books, Coloring books, etc.


Safety is key so if you, or a member of your fishing party, has a known allergy we ask that you bring anything that you would use/need in case of an emergency.

Safety On The Ice

We take safety very seriously at GSO Fishing. We ask that if you have kids or pets that you keep track of them at all times. Running and playing on the ice is not advised.

We understand that booking a guided fishing trip for the first time can be a bit confusing so we put together a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions to help answer any questions you may have and/or ones that you haven’t even thought of yet.

 *All patrons of Gunnison Sports Outfitters must fill out the electronic Assumption Of Risk form prior to their trip.  Please tell your guide as soon as possible if you have trouble filling out this form.

For more info about fishing seasons visit our Fishing Trips page or visit our Contact Us page to talk with our guides.

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