Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland

If you’re looking for fast-paced action, that trophy catch, or an educational outing, Brad Peterson Outdoors has you covered. Discover some of northern Colorado’s prime fishing grounds as you explore Lakes Boyd and Jackson and come up against a range of exciting and delicious fish.

Who better to show you around than a local, experienced guide? Captain Brad is just that. With over 40 years of fishing under his belt – 30 of which professionally – he knows more about fishing than anyone else. He’ll brighten up your day with plenty of facts, and will give you a helping hand to fill the boat.

Speaking of the boat, the 18’ Lund aluminum fishing boat was designed specifically for fishing these kinds of waters. Light and agile, she’ll cut across the water tops with ease, while also keeping you afloat in the shallows. Up to 3 guests can come aboard to discover a range of fishing grounds, getting your hands on plenty of exciting fish.

Test your bottom fishing skills as you drift along the lake, while you can also try trolling for a more laid back experience. These waters are full of Walleye, Bass, Catfish, Trout, and plenty of Panfish, so get ready for a productive day on the water, using Capt. Brad’s tried and tested techniques to head home with a tasty treat or more.

Everything you need for a productive day on the water awaits you on board, with Capt. Brad also providing water to keep you hydrated. He’ll even clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip for you to take home ready to cook! All you’ll need to do is purchase a CO fishing license before coming aboard, and away you go. Come and discover the riches of northern Colorado with Brad Peterson Outdoors!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    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.
  • 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
    $450
    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
    $450
    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.
  • 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
    $400
    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
    $400
    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
    $390
    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
    $390
    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 Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 1
    $350
    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
    $350
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Brad Petersen Outdoors
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
39 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

Crappie Crappie
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Walleye Walleye

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Anita K.
Englewood, CO
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Half day trip with Captain Brad.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) on October 6, 2021
I had a really nice day fishing with captain Brad. He suggested a later afternoon trip to increase the odds of catching fish,...
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Denver, CO
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6hrs Boyd Lake Adventure

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on June 16, 2021
My husband and I booked with Brad to find us some walleye at Boyd Lake. Mission accomplished! I hadn’t fished in quite some...
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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 hour trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Fall (PM) on September 25, 2021
Brad was awesome. Very positive and outgoing energy. He clearly loves what he does and made my daughter and me feel very welcome....
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on July 5, 2021
Had a great day. The lakes we were supposed to meet on were slow. He had my wife and I meet at a different place. We caught...
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Mickey J.
Westminster, CO
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April 5, 2021-walleye

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) on March 25, 2021
Great job ! Had an enjoyable BS session with Brad and caught limit of walleye, plus several others which were legal but released...
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FAQs about Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland

Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Summer (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Summer (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Fall (PM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Night) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance HDS)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota Terrova I-pilot)

Trips booked with Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Minnows, Leeches and Worms when needed)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water )

Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Boyd, Lon Hagler, Boedecker, Jackson)

Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye