When the lakes freeze over in the Gunnson Valley, the fishing doesn’t stop, it just gets better.
Ice fishing is fun and educationl respite from your time on the slopes and can reward you with a delicious fresh dinner to boot. Ice fishing can be a challenge and the prep and equipment are, in a word, “unique”.
Here are some Crested Butte and Gunnison Valley ice fishing guide services that find the spot, prep the hole, offer some shelter & instruction and leave the rewards to you.
Crested Butte Angler
The Gunnison/Crested Butte area often boasts some of coldest temperatures in the country, making a lot of safe ice to fish through.
Many of the local rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are frozen solid for months but the fishing does not stop.
We utilize heated shelters to keep us comfortable and protected when the weather is windy or cold, but we are usually outside enjoying the warm Colorado sun.
Our electronic fish finders help us stay on the trout, and power ice augers do the work and allow for easy access to the productive areas. Most of our ice fishing trips are about four hours of fishing and you can expect to catch lake trout (mackinaw), brown trout, rainbow trout, along with the occasional kokanee salmon and perch.
Ice fishing trips are perfect for families and groups looking to take a break from the slopes or anyone looking to try something new and fun.
For booking or just more questions contact us here: Jason@crestedbutteangler.com or 970-349-1568
Guided ice fishing trips are typically 4 hours and are available any day of the week.
Taylor Park Marina Ice Fishing Guides
Ice fishing is a wonderful way to enjoy the winter experience in the Rocky Mountains.
Whether you are interested in trying something new or the master angler, our seasoned guides and top end equipment can provide you with a wonderful adventure.
We specialize in catering your trip by design. Have fun with the family or book an exclusive trip for you and your fishing buddy.
Taylor Park Marina sits at an elevation of 9,300 feet on the southern edge of Taylor Park Reservoir. The lake is bordered by the Continental Divide.
The Upper Taylor River, Willow Creek, Texas Creek and Illinois Creek feed into this 2,000 surface acre lake which is home to some of the best Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Northern Pike fishing in the state.
Ice fishing (full or 1/2 day) at Taylor Park is available any day of the week.
Three Rivers Resort Guided Ice Fishing
Ice fishing in the Gunnison Valley is a great winter activity for anglers of any skill level! Three Rivers Resort’s professional guides will provide all the equipment needed for a productive and safe trip on the ice, including ice augers, ice huts, heaters, fish finders, rods, reels, and all terminal tackle.
Three Rivers’ offers half day and full day guided ice fishing.
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