Guided Fishing Trips

Trophy Lake Trout ~ Brown Trout ~ Rainbow Trout ~ Kokanee Salmon ~ Yellow Perch

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.  We understand that you are spending part of your hard earned vacation with us and want you to completely enjoy your time. Contact any of our guides if you have any questions and book your trip today!

Fishing Trip Rates

Standard Trip
4 Hours
Extended Trip
6 Hours
 1-2 People  $350 1-2 People  $425
 3 People  $390 3 People  $475
 4 People  $430 4 People  $525
 5 People  $470 5 People  $575
Large Party / Corporate Standard Trip
$300 Per Boat Rental Fee + $40 Per Person
(6 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Boat)
Large Party / Corporate Extended Trip
$300 Per Boat Rental Fee + $50 Per Person
(6 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Boat)
 Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Custom Trips Include

  • Multi-day trips
  • Evening trips
  • Fly Fishing Trips
  • Special Requests

If you are interested in any of these types of trips please call for a quote.

All Trips Include

  • Fishing equipment, tackle and zip-locks for fish
  • Life Vests (for all ages)
  • Cleaning of the day’s catch

What To Bring

  • Valid Colorado fishing license (16 and older)
  • Face Masks for everyone in your party.
  • Lunch & Snacks (We are no longer able to provide snacks. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Proper clothing for various weather conditions (coat, hat, gloves, sweater, long sleeve shirt, long pants, uv clothing if you have it. Be sure to dress in layers)
  • Blanket (if you get cold easily we recommend bringing a blanket to put over your legs for the boat ride. It can get a little chilly in the early morning.)
  • Cooler for transporting fish home (ice/cold packs are always helpful to keep your fish cool if you have a long drive home.)

For more helpful tips on what to bring/wear read our article on Dressing In Layers.


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.

 *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.

Fishing Seasons

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.

Please see our Guided Fishing page to learn more about our Spring fishing trips!

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!

Please see our Guided Fishing page to learn more about our Summer fishing!

Please see our Walk-Wade Fishing page to learn more about our Walk/Wade fishing!

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.

Please see our Guided Fishing page to learn more about our Fall fishing trips!

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 ice fishing trips!

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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