About GSO Fishing



GSO Fishing launched our first boat on Blue Mesa Reservoir in 2006 as Gunnison Sports Outfitters. We only had one boat and one guide back then, but our vision was to help our clients make memories that would last them a lifetime. Over the past 17 years, our team, fleet, and family have grown tremendously, but the foundation of GSO Fishing remains the same.

We knew that to give our clients the best possible experience on the water, we needed to hold our team to higher standards. Don Mills was the first person to join our Gunnison Sports Outfitters Team as a deckhand. His guidance over the years truly set us on the path that we follow today. Throughout the years, we haven’t just hired any and everyone. Each team member is unique, has excellent fishing skills, but most importantly, they work together as a team to ensure that their clients experience the best fishing trip possible. We are blessed to get to work with this talented group of anglers.

In 2018, after a lifetime of fishing, years of guiding, and almost two decades as a buyer in the fishing industry, Andy couldn’t find products on the market that we needed for our style of fishing. So, that year we began creating and testing our own products. Thus, in 2019 our line of GSO Premium Jigs was born. 

Just like on our guided trips, we hold our products to higher standards. All of our jigs are hand-poured, trimmed, and packaged. We spend countless hours designing each jig until we get it just right, and we use only the best materials ensuring they hold up to all fishing conditions. We’ve worked hard to make sure they’ve earned their title as Premium Fishing Jigs.

Team GSO Fishing Voted Best Fishing Guides 2022 Gunnison Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir
GSO Fishing Family - Cochran Daughters at Blue Mesa Reservoir



Although fishing is the core of our business, and our team is the strength behind it, our family remains the heart. Our four wonderful daughters have grown up napping, crawling, and eventually walking the decks of our boats. We’ve spent thousands of hours on the water as a family, growing, making memories, learning tough life lessons, healing, and catching fish. Now, our girls help us run the different divisions of GSO Fishing, are the faces of the company, and have even helped out as deckhands on some of our guided trips.

Our team, guiding locations, family, and business have grown tremendously over the past 16 years, but our dedication to our clients and the foundation of our business still stand firm. So whether you are on a guided fishing trip, fishing our Premium jigs, or taking one of our online courses, we want you to know that we value you and genuinely appreciate your support of our GSO Fishing Team and Family.

If you have any questions or need to speak with one of our guides, please visit our Contact Us page.


GSO Fishing - Guide Andy Cochran and Junior Guide Reeling In A Fish At Sunrise On Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison, CO



Blue Mesa Reservoir is a dream destination for most anglers due to its record-breaking Lake trout and large populations of Kokanee Salmon.  Pair up 360°s of breathtaking views with incredible fishing and it is easy to see why Blue Mesa Reservoir is the need to see Colorado fishing destination.  We here at Gunnison Sports Outfitters/GSO Fishing 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 us if you have any questions, and book your trip today!

GSO Fishing Kokanee Fry Finesse Jig with Customer Favorite sticker



All of our jigs are hand-poured, trimmed, and packaged. We spend countless hours designing each jig until we get it just right. We use only the best materials ensuring they hold up to all fishing conditions. They are Guide approved, backed by decades of fishing experience and 15+ years of working in the fishing industry.
We’ve worked hard to make sure they’ve earned their title as Premium Fishing Jigs.

Execution On Ice Digital Seminar Product Photo With Ice Fishing Background



With our online fishing courses and seminars, you can strengthen your fishing knowledge, expand your skills, and take your passion for fishing to the next level, all from the comfort of your own home.

We provide in-depth courses full of tips, techniques, and tactics, that are designed to meet fishermen where they’re at and help break through any issues or common mistakes that anglers face while out on the water.

We guarantee that you will leave each course with a deeper knowledge of fishing.


Digital Community Of Anglers

Are you looking for a community of supportive anglers to bounce ideas off of, ask questions, and learn fishing tips, techniques, and tactics?

Our GSO Fishing Facebook Group is an outstanding community of anglers that have a common goal of supporting other anglers while learning and practicing ethical harvesting.

We run a clean group and don’t tolerate any angler bashing or bullying. You can post questions, comments, or photos and know you are in a community that is both supportive and encouraging. We hope you will join us! 

Level Up Fishing Podcast – Episode 2 “60 vs 90 Tube Jig Head Line Tie”

Level Up Fishing Podcast Hosts Stormy Cochran and Andy Cochran (Owners of GSO Fishing) On this week's episode, we officially announced our new name: The Level Up Fishing Podcast, as well as broke down 60 vs. 90 line ties on tube jig heads. It's no secret that 60 degree line ties are designed for casting [...]

Level Up Fishing Podcast – Episode 1 “Bear With Us”

Level Up Fishing Podcast Hosts Stormy Cochran & Andy Cochran (Owners of GSO Fishing) We have been talking about this for almost two years now, and today we finally made it happen! . We are not perfect (and never want to be!) We are not professional podcasters, we are not actors, and we don't have [...]

Fall Transitions And Patterns

As summer gradually gives way to fall, a subtle transformation begins to unfold beneath the water’s surface. This transition, driven by cooler temperatures and shifting daylight hours, triggers changes among the local fish populations. Understanding these patterns can be the key to success during your fall fishing adventures. Temperature Matters: One of the most significant [...]


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Gunnison Sports Outfitters DBA GSO Fishing

Since 2006, Gunnison Sports Outfitters has provided high-quality fishing adventures on Blue Mesa Reservoir and its surrounding water.

Through our guided fishing trips, premium lures, and in-depth fishing courses, GSO Fishing strives to support anglers, provide helpful solutions to their fishing problems, and give our customers the ultimate fishing experience.

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