If you have kids that want to go fishing this by far the best option in the State. Big, comfortable and safe boats fit the entire family. The guides all have tons of experience with kids of all ages and literally the youngest of kids can catch fish with these guys.
Cody was at the parking area ten minutes early after having got to the lake early and set up our shelter and drilled holes. I have been ice fishing two previous times and first time that camp was set up ahead of my arrival “that much more time with a line in water”. Cody had great equipment including electronics he was continually changing lures and colors to entice a bite. I had a great day catching 11 Lakers . Will defiantly book next time with Cody!
Went with two other buddies to ice fish for the first time. Cody took great care of us! He was out on the lake at daybreak setting up the tent, etc. We arrived, jumped on the snowmobile and our adventure began ( we were in the best spot in the middle of the lake!) So beautiful.
Cody was great at explaining everything, setting up the perfect space for three plus him , and was engaged in our ice fishing experience the entire time ( taking care of our lines and bait, trying new lures, always adjusting). In 3- 4 hours, we caught probably 30 really nice size trout, the largest a rainbow that measured 20 inches. It was incredible fun.
Cody took care of our comforts, starting up a burner about mid morning when my line shaking was not intentional.
We have had many guides and some are too busy being proud of what they know to really help you experience their world even for a morning. Cody was excellent! From the first phone call which he answered, to every detail, it was frankly just easy.
We always try to do something we have never done on our "Boys" trip. This will be one of the lasting memories ....still talking about it... it was really super cool!
I will be back in the fall and I will tap Cody and GSO for some salmon fishing for sure.
Thanks for great memories.
Went out with Andy to chase some salmon! He put us right on some fish! This was not your typical Florida charter boat where you dangle your line off the edge of a packed boat. This was exciting enough for an experienced fisherman to enjoy and learn something! The scenery was great , the fishing was great! Can’t recommend enough
This company is top of the line for me. They know the fishing business and all that it implies. Not only do they have a great guide service with knowledgeable staff members, they go above and beyond to make your trip a memorable one. Each time I have went out with them I have gained more info about what tools to use and baits, lures and what ever else to hook the fish we are after, and hook them we did!!! The video tips I have been observing on the website has been giving me the itch to get back out on the lake so I can try out the lure line that they have designed. From the pics on the site they look like they are top quality and do the trick.
I have to give these guys a golden hook for the fantastic work and total devotional time when they do guided trips with kids. They teach them and show them a fantastic time and it shows by the wide smiles while holding their catch. Stormy and Andy and your team gets 10 golden hooks from this lady. Keep up the fabulous work you all do.
The guys and gals at GSO offer some of the highest quality fishing equipment on the market. We’ve used their jigs in Western Colorado for trout and smallmouth since they were introduced and we’ve been impressed ever since. The hook and paint quality is unmatched for longevity and sharpness.
Andy and Stormy are also extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Their knowledge of the Gunnison valley spans from river to lake from years of trial and error. I recommend folks to reach out because they are always happy to help.
GSO is a 10/10! As a family owned and operated company, these guys are top tier that work their butts off for customer satisfaction.
My wife and I have been blessed over the last two years to have close friends visit from St Louis. We have enjoyed hiking, jeeping and exploring what Gunnison has to offer. But one thing that has quickly become a must for us is a fishing trip with "Captain Andy" and GSO Fishing! Andy was able to take the eight of us out for a beautiful day of fishing on a boat that is more than antiquate to handle our large group. Always professional and courteous while being patient and understanding allowed our group to connect together, to laugh at each other and put our devices aside. Looking forward to our next trip and we would highly recommend GSO if you are looking for a day or two on the lake!
A group of lifetime friends and I had been trying to find a an activity we could all enjoy and centrally located as we are spread all over CO. We came across GSO and looked like a perfect adventure. It turned out to be even better than we imagined. From the start, scheduling and customer service was top notch! Once we met at the boat launch it was on! Andy was our awesome guide who took care of everything once we launched. We were fishing moments later and had fish on the line almost immediately!! It was a blast, everyone landed multiple fish and were able to truly enjoy the experience with such great support from the GSO team!! We will defiantly be back!
Andy and his guide staff have a wealth of knowledge on fishing blue Mesa with countless days and hours spent on the water. There jig heads are second to non all in all what a great company.
Year ‘round for multiple species, GSO handcrafted jigs and TRG trailers catch more fish than any other lure set up I have. These lures are incredibly durable and with the specifically designed hooks for each use, the ratio of bites to catches is exceptional.
These guys are always there to help with any questions I have about fishing tactics to products. Their willingness to go above and beyond is great customer service, they always come through with whatever I need
Very friendly staff and awesome products. Made the switch to GSO products and I love them.
Had the pleasure of hiring GSO and Andy for a guided fishing trip last fall on Blue Mesa. Very impressed with the experience and professionalism of Andy as well as the equipment in use. If your wanting to see what the lake is all about and enjoy a care free day on the boat I highly recommend GSO. The fishing was pretty darn good also!
I have fished with these guys numerous times. The first time was my Birthday. Andy had all the Gear, his boat was clean and in perfect working condition. He put us right on the fish and we were slaying the salmon in seconds. My fathers wife was taking a nap with her pole in her hands and she still caught a fish! The next time was my Birthday again and I had all my family with me including my 2 little niece's. We were catching trout left and right 1 after another. Once again Andy had it all dialed in! My nieces had a great time and were tired from catching so many fish. Great memories I will never forget!
I have been using there jigs for about 2 yrs now and am very happy with the performance. The hooks and baits are perfectly designed to allow for maximum Lip Ripping! I don't use anything else. I would highly recommend there guided trips and equipment to anyone. These guys plan and simple know what they are doing!
I have always wanted to explore and fish the Blue Mesa. When an opportunity came to gather some friends and visit this area, I was stoked. We found GSO Fishing and reached out to see if they could accommodate my group, they did so very graciously and then they went ABOVE AND BEYOND our expectations. Andy got us on fish almost every cast, we had a blast. They know the lake and they are awesome, I have and will recommend them to anyone wanting to have an adventure in this amazing part of CO!!
These guys are producing variety of original and effective tackle that has the potential to up any fisherman’s game. Plus they are an outstanding group of individuals who are of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the outdoor and fishing world. Easy to support and promote such an Awesome Outfit!!
My family and I have a great time going on the guided fishing trips. We try to make it an annual trip. Andy has always worked hard to put us on the fish. He always acts like part of the family and we have a good time! Would highly recommend this service
Andy took my brother and I fishing while he was in town for Kokanee and Rainbows and within less than 30 minutes of he had us on the fish. We were both able to catch our limits. And had a blast doing such. Andy’s knowledge of Blue Mesa and fish patterns from where they live and what baits are working are far to none. They are very professional and a family oriented company. Therefore I would recommend GSO Fishing to anyone looking for a great day on the water, whether it’s for a family trip with youngsters or someone who just wants to catch fish and relax. They’ll have you covered. Thanks again, GSO for a great day on the water.
I've been on a few guidedtrips with GSO over the years.I took my two sons and my 87 year old dad fishing with GSO this last summer. We fished with Randy on this trip. He was more than accommodating to my dad and we caught plenty of salmon, we had a great time as always. And they produce some of the best jigs anywhere, I never hit the Blue Mesa without them, whether ice fishing or my favorite time on the Mesa [ice off]. I can't wait to try the new stuff coming out this spring!!!
We have been on two guided trips so far. One on open water, and one on the ice. We toke our grandson with us on the first trip, which was open water. We learned so much from that trip, Andy our "captain" was very helpful, knowledgeable, informative, and we caught plenty of fish for dinner! Our second trip, which was on the ice, Hunter our "captain" was great. Very informative, helpful, knowledgeable and we had a great time. We have learned a lot about fishing Blue Mesa, and all of our thanks go to GSO for being willing to help a fellow fisherwoman, and fisherman!! I recommend GSO if you want to take a guided trip on Blue Mesa!!! You won't regret it!!!!
Very impressed with the quality of the products. They all have extremely sharp hooks that stay sharp. All the paint seems to out last the roughest conditions. Extremely happy with all the products so far.
My wife and I have utilized the specialty guides at GSO for: 1. Early spring brown trout jigging
2. Kokanee salmon trolling and jigging
3. September floating Gunnison River fly fishing
4. Ice fishing for mackinaw and brown trout
We have shopped at the store several times, the attendance as well as the guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and enjoyable to work with.
I grew up in Gunnison but it took about twenty-five years for me to book my first guided trip on Blue Mesa. I was fortunate enough to meet Andy Cochran with Gunnison Sports Outfitters and was immediately convinced. On that trip, both his guiding and the quality of GSO made the experience exceptional. So much so that we turned the excursion into an annual father-son event before we began including family from out of town. GSO provided us with all the updated gear necessary and has some sweet well kept, up-to-date boats but the true value of the GSO experience lies in their guide's wealth of knowledge. Each trip our guides have answers to all of our questions, provide us with endless tips, take us to great locations, and their bait selections are always on point. With any fishing trip, no matter your skill level, no matter how great the fishing is, the guides are what you're paying for and these guys are worth their weight in gold. We look forward to our trip this year!
We have been fishing with GSO Fishing for the past several years. Fishing with Andy always turns into one of the best days of are vacation each year. We brought home some of Andys lures and love them. Caught some amazing fish here in Missouri. Highly recommed GSO Fishing and lures.
The standard 90-degree tube jig from GSO is my go-to tube jig when it comes to ice fishing for many reasons. First, off the Trokar Pro-V hook is the sharpest hook I have ever used. This makes hooksets with this jig effortless to get good hook placement. Secondly, the gauge of wire used on this hook is a perfect balance between strength and good hook penetration. This is one of my favorite hooks to pair with any 3" to 4" tube jig plastics. I wouldn't use any other hook for my tube jigs when fishing for Brown Trout and Lake Trout.