Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley offer up an excellent destination to fly fish.

With its rivers, high mountain lakes, and reserviors the area offers a wide variety of fly fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels.

Trout is the primary fish that anglers will find in these waters, but the area also contains pike, whitefish, and other species of fish.

There are many wonderful places to fly fish in Crested Butte. A few popular spots include Slate River, East River, Taylor River, the Gunnison River and Taylor Park Reservoir.

On the Slate River you will find classic pocket water with great Brown, Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat Trout fishing. The East River provides anglers with larger deeper pools for bigger Brown and Rainbows. The Gunnison River offers large trout as well.

Snowmelt from the surrounding mountain ranges feed the Taylor River, which flows into the Taylor Park Reservior VIDEO. The reservoir is a popular fishing spot, with rainbow, brown, and lake trout being the most common species. Additionally, the reservoir offers various recreational activities such as camping, hiking, boating, and hunting.

Crested Butte Fishing Resources:
Crested Butte Angler
Taylor Park Marina
Almont Resort
Irwin Guides
Three River’s Resort
Harmels on the Taylor

Crested Butte Lodging:

Crested Butte Hotels
Crested Butte Vacation Rentals
Crested Butte Ranch Resorts
Crested Butte Hostels<