BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont

Looking for non-stop action, epic trophy catches, or an enlightening angling excursion? Look no further than Brad Peterson Outdoors! Dive into the premier fishing spots of northern Colorado, including Lakes Boyd and Carter Reservoir in Loveland, Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, or Union Reservoir in Longmont. Get ready to reel in an array of thrilling and delectable fish species.

Who better to guide you than a seasoned local expert? Meet Captain Brad, your go-to fishing guru. With over four decades of fishing mastery, including 30 years in the fishing industry, Captain Brad boasts unparalleled knowledge. He’ll regale you with fascinating facts while ensuring your boat is brimming with catches.

Step aboard our top-of-the-line 18’ Lund aluminum fishing vessel, meticulously crafted for these pristine waters. Agile and lightweight, she effortlessly glides across the surface, maneuvering through shallow areas with ease. Accommodating up to three guests, you’ll explore diverse fishing grounds and reel in an abundance of exciting fish.

Put your jigging skills to the test in targeted hotspots, or opt for a leisurely trolling adventure. From Walleye and Bass to Catfish, Trout, and Panfish, these waters are teeming with opportunities for an unforgettable day on the water. Captain Brad’s proven techniques ensure you return home with a delicious bounty or more.

Embark fully equipped for a successful outing, with Captain Brad providing refreshing water to keep you hydrated throughout the day. At trip’s end, he’ll expertly clean and fillet your catch, leaving you with delectable fillets ready for the frying pan! Simply secure your CO fishing license beforehand, and you’re all set for an unforgettable adventure in the bountiful waters of northern Colorado with Brad Peterson Outdoors!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    4 hour trips are a great if you're short on time as they'll still allow you to catch some fish before moving on with the rest of your day. You'll get to fish for Walleye, Trout, Sunfish, Carp, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Summer (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    4 hour trips are a great if you're short on time as they'll still allow you to catch some fish before moving on with the rest of your day. You'll get to fish for Walleye, Trout, Sunfish, Carp, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Fall (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    After the peak season has come to a close, there's still no sign of the fishing letting up. Plenty of exciting and delicious fish inhabit these waters, giving you the chance to practice your fishing skills over and over again in an attempt to fill the boat. Try trolling and bottom fishing these rich waters to maximize your chance of landing the fish of your dreams, and head home with a prized Trout, Steelhead, Bass, Carp, or some delicious panfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Fall (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    After the crowds have gone, it's time to enjoy fishing as it's meant to be done. Head out during fall and explore the quiet waters that are stil overflowing with exciting and delicious fish. Test ytour skills and strength as you bottom fish and troll the rich lakes of northern Colorado and get your fill of Bass, Catfish, Perch, Sunfish, Steelheads, and many more. These tough-fighting beasts will make you work hard for your meat, so get ready for a thrilling and productive day.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 14
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    As winter fades, it's time to get back on the water to shake off that cabin fever. Get out on the water in spring and explore the riches of Colorado's productive lakes, where you'll find an abundance of trophy-sized Walleyes, and plenty of delicious panfish and Trout, too. Spend 5 hours testing your angling skills against these beauties, all the while trying to fill the boat with something delicious to take home for lunch and beyond.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 14
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    It's never too late to get on the water, so if you're not a morning person, there's no need to worry. Get out in the afternoon and get your fish on as you go after the exciting and delicious Walleye, Trout, and Panfish that inhabit northern California's rich lakes. Just out of Loveland, you'll explore some pristine lakes, getting your fill of fishing, trying to fill the boat with something tasty to take home.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    The fish don't relent at night so why should you? There's never a bad time to get out on the water, so hop aboard in the dark of night and get ready for an intriguing adventure along northern Colorado's prized lakes. Get your fish on against tough-fighting Walleye and delicious Catfish and Crappie, as you put your fishing skills to the test and fill the boat with plenty of meat to take home.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $500
    There's a reason everyone flocks to the water in summer. Come and see for yourself how the better weather encourages the fish to come out and play and settle in for a thrilling day of fishing. Depending on the bite, the captain will take you to a range of fishing grounds in order to maximize your time on the water, as he teaches you all the tricks of the trade to get you filling the boat with beauties such as Walleye, Trout, Carp, Sunfish, Bass, Perch, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $500
    Make the most of summer and get out on the water for the best part of the day, discovering some of northern Colorado's prime fishing spots. With an experienced captain, you'll go after some of the state's most sought-after fish in stunning nature. Expect a thrilling day out, battling it out with tough-fighting and delicious Walleye, Trout, Sunfish, Bass, Catfish, Perch, and many more creatures to take home for a real treat.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 79 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Walleye caught
Great Day on Boyd Lake
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Vince R.
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on July 16, 2024
For anyone looking for a great guide and an opportunity to catch fish I highly recommend Brad! He is very knowledgeable about...
Vince R. recommends BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont
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Keith S.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on August 26, 2023
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Jason B.
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So fun

VERIFIED   4 Hour Summer (AM) on May 11, 2024
Brad was so much fun to fish with. We originally had booked for a different lake and he knew another lake was better fishing...
Jason B. recommends BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont
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John M.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Night) on June 8, 2024
1st hour and a half was slow, no keepers, all small.  Got rained on then, came in for 25-30 min. then went back out to the...
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James F.
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What a trip life time experience

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Summer (AM) on July 1, 2024
We caught so many fish I did not know that was possible on Boyd. Thank you so much captain Brad I will be calling soon for...
James F. recommends BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont
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FAQs about BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont

BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Summer (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Summer (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Fall (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Night) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Lowrance HDS, Humminbird
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Terrova I-pilot Link

Trips booked with BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Minnows, Leeches and Worms when needed)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We do offer fish cleaning at the end of the trip at no additional charge)
  • Drinks (Water )

BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Boyd, Jackson, Union, Carter, Horsetooth)

BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with BPO – Loveland, Fort Collins, & Longmont include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

Meet the Charter Operator

Brad Petersen Outdoors
Loveland, Colorado, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
88 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Brad has been fishing Colorado's waters for 40+ years and has been working in the fishing industry for over 30 years. Starting in 1989 he worked for In-Fisherman at Camp Fish and was hired in '94 by Colorado Parks & Wildlife to help start their angler education programs. Teaching people about fishing is a true passion. He's competitively fished Walleye tournaments, with 12 top 10 finishes in the past 4 years, and is a 2-time Colorado Walleye Association Team of the Year member '16 & '18. He's also a regular contributor to the Terry Wickstrom Outdoors radio show.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 135HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Boyd, Jackson, Union, Carter, Horsetooth

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Lowrance HDS, Humminbird
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Terrova I-pilot Link

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Minnows, Leeches and Worms when needed
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We do offer fish cleaning at the end of the trip at no additional charge
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome.
You Keep Catch
Where legal and permits allow.
Catch and Release Allowed
Some lakes require catch and release.

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

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