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!

All Trips Include

Our guides have fully equipped boats with all the fishing gear needed to have a successful day out on the water.

We are also fully stocked in life jackets to fit all ages and sizes. Kids 12 and under are required to wear a life jacket but if you are older than 12 and want to wear one we are happy to get one out for you.

After a successful day on the water, our guides will fillet all of your fish for you at the fish cleaning station. 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!)

Fishing Trip Rates

Standard Trip
4 Hours
Extended Trip
6 Hours
 1-2 People  $400 1-2 People  $500
 3 People  $450 3 People  $550
 4 People  $500 4 People  $600
 5 People  $550 5 People  $650
 6 People  $600 6 People  $700
Large Party / Multi Boat Trip
$350 Per Boat Rental Fee + $50 Per Person
(7 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Pontoon & 4 People Per Boat)
Large Party / Multi Boat Trip
$400 Per Boat Rental Fee + $50 Per Person
(7 Or More People. Limit 6 People Per Pontoon & 4 People Per Boat)

 Kids 12 and under fish FREE!

(Kids 12 and under do count for the total number of people in the party, but we won’t charge for them.)

Contact Us With Any Questions or Concerns. We are happy to work with you to customize our trips to suit your needs.

Request A Guided 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 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, long sleeve shirt, long pants, UV clothing if you have it. 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 (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.)
  • Kid Activities: Toys, Books, Coloring books, etc.

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.

Colorado Fishing License - GSO Fishing

You must have a valid Colorado Fishing License on the day of your guided trip. Click Below To Get Yours

Tips/Rules When Applying For Your Colorado Fishing License: Click Here

Apply For Your License Online: Click Here

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

To find out more info about our guided fishing trips visit our Contact Us page to contact our office.

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