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Guided Fishing Trips

Whether it’s your first time fly fishing for trout, or you have been fly fishing for a lifetime, we can customize a trip for you, your friends or group. Gunnison County ranges in elevation between 6,000’ – 13,000’ and has over 1,000 miles of streams and rivers. Average summer temperatures rarely get in the 80’s, wonderful Rocky Mountain fishing weather. We offer ½ day, full day and multiple day fishing trips, we also offer a 2 hour beginner lesson on our stocked pond for you or your group. Our experienced and patient guides enjoy teaching beginners as well as lining the boat up just right for the experts.

Float Fishing Trips

The Gunnison River starts here on the property as well as many of our float trips. The public boat launch is across the street with several more public launch spots between the shop and Blue Mesa Reservoir 23 miles down stream.

Walk/Wade Fishing Trips

We guide our wade trips on several streams and rivers in the county depending on ability, flows, hatches and where the fishing is best. Half Day Trips average 3 ½ hours on the water. Full Day Trips are 7-8 hours and include a deli style lunch. All guided trips include rods, reels, waders and flies. By all means bring your favorite rod and luck fishing vest if you have them.

Guided Fishing Trip Prices
 Half Day Walk Wade  $240 1 Person  $295 2 People
$385 3 People
 Half Day trips are great for people that want a little local knowledge, then head out own thier own. Or if you would just like to hit the peak fishing times and hatches.
 Full Day Walk/Wade  $315 1 Person  $385 2 People $465 3 People  Full Day trips allow you to explore more water or spend more time honing in your skills with our pros.
 Half Day Float  $320 1 Person  $350 2 People  Start early and be one of the 1st on the river or launch mid-morning for the mid-day hatches. An evening float can turn some big fish right before dark when many fishermen are at happy hour or home with the family.
 Full Day Float  $375 1 Person  $440 2 People  A full day on the Gunnison River is a great way to cover some miles and maybe a little wade fishing. A full day with one of our guides is a great learning experience.
 2 Hour Fly Fishing/Casting Clinic  $75
1 Person
 $50 Each Additional Person  Learn different casts, reading the wader, entomology, matching the hatch with proper fly selection, trout behavior, fishing tactics and much more. *This is the nuts and bolts to get you ready for a wade or float trip. A great 2 hours for the whole family!

*Off season discount* April 1-June 14th, guests that fish with us and stay in our riverfront cabins receive a 10% discount on lodging and guided fishing trips.

Guide Bios - AKA "Fish Stories"

Mark Day

I started fly fishing 30 years ago around the big city of Breckenridge, Colorado. Moved to Crested Butte, bartended nights for a few years, fished and skied during the day. 22 years ago I decided I needed a "Real Job". I moved down valley to Gunnison and have been guiding fishing and teaching skiing ever since. Owner/Guide Almont Anglers, Crested Butte Ski School 21 Years, Past President Gunnison Chapter Trout Unlimited (15 years on the board). I love my office, people and catching new fish in new places.

Favorite Fly-“Got Drake’s?

Mike Formanek

Mike has been a guide for Almont Anglers for 10 years and fishing in the area for over 25 years. Favorite past times are logging thousands of miles on different rivers, his mountain bike and skiing the Extremes in Crested Butte.

Blake Long

Favorite Fly-“Bitch Creek Nymph”

Chris Matison

Current President Gunnison Angling Society Trout Unlimited, at least 15 years guiding with Almont Anglers, Owner Ptarmigan Contractors, Crested Butte Ski School.

Favorite Fly-“Anything Sculpzilla”

Rick Smith

Has worked in the fly shop and guided for Almont Anglers for the past 11 years. Previously owned and operated his own guide service Reeltime on the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry, Arizona for 18 years. (Still golfing and fishing winters in AZ) Always following his rod around the world to destinations like Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Scotland, Sweden, Hawaii and Florida, etc.

Favorite Fly – “Girdle Bug”

Todd Shaw

Favorite Fly-“Two-Bit Hooker”