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Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Loveland
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trips from $300

All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Lake George
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trips from $500

All Pro Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Littleton
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trips from $500

All Pro Outdoors - Ice Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Lake George
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Brad Petersen Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Sterling
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Loveland
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Brad Petersen Outdoors - Bass Trip

Loveland
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Love4flyfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Berthoud
trips from $199

Brad Petersen Outdoors – Shore

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Platteville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $225

NoCo Fishing – Lake Trophy Trout

Walden
trips from $650

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Colorado

The average price for a private 4 hour Colorado fishing trip is $353, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $480 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland, All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain, and All Pro Outdoors are some of the most popular fishing charters in Colorado. Full list of top fishing charters in Colorado.

Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland, All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain, and All Pro Outdoors all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Colorado.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Smallmouth Bass, and Brown Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and spinning. Lake fishing and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With over 12,000 miles of streams and 2,500 lakes, it’s no surprise that Colorado is home to incredible fishing. Of all theRocky Mountain State’s waters, 322 miles are designated Gold Medal fisheries, offering up Trout fishing like nowhere else. Colorado fishing lets you make the most of the diverse terrain as you battle it out with some exciting fish against some of the most stunning backdrops imaginable.

Where to Go

Most fishing is concentrated  in the center and west of the state, with dry plains extending to the east. From the Rockies to the Rio Grande National Forest and beyond, there are plenty of places to cast a line in Colorado. 
 

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

Where better to start your fishing journey than in Colorado’s economic center? The metropolis that these three cities make up is also home to incredible fishing. Aurora itself is the epicenter for fishing in the heart of the state, with numerous reservoirs full of Walleye, Crappie, Perch, Catfish, Bass, Trout, and more. Plenty of state records were landed in these waters, so come here to try and write your name into the history books!
 

Northern Colorado

The north of this stunning state provides the gateway to the Rockies. As the canyons start opening up, there are plenty of luscious forests and rivers winding their way down from the towering mountains. Fish the “Big T” or any of the reservoirs and rivers out of Fort Collins, or head to the national forests and discover the riches of the North Platter River further west for some trophy-sized Brown Trout.
 

Colorado Springs

In the heart of the state, Colorado Springs is central Colorado’s doorway to the Rocky Mountains. Dwarfed by the monstrous mountains, it’s also a great base from which to explore. Head up to Pikes Peak and discover winding creeks and open reservoirs, while Manitou Lakes isn’t too far away to get you maxing out your limit of Trout.
 

Southwestern Colorado

The quiet corner of this pretty square state is not to be overlooked when it comes to fishing. Across the Rio Grande and San Juan National Forests, there are plenty of hidden gems for you to discover. Explore the 126 miles of the Animas River out of Durango and head up to Vallecito Lake, where you’ll come up against oversized Pike, Walleye, and Bass in pristine surroundings.
 

The Rocky Mountains

It’s difficult to do justice to the Rocky Mountains’ fishery without spending at least a few weeks there. From Glenwood Springs and Aspen in the northwest to Gunnison in the south, there’s barely a town that will leave you fishless. 
 
The waters can resemble the mountains in places, making it difficult to navigate without a sturdy kayak or on foot, but the rivers open up into lakes in other places, giving you the chance to fish at your leisure. Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout make the pick of the fishing here, with Kokanee Salmon only adding to the fun!
 

When to Go

Colorado is also famous for its winter sports, and there’s no need to put away your rod and reel when the snow hits. Ice fishing is a way of life in winter, with avid anglers making their way to a number of the state’s rich reservoirs to land a warming treat to take home.
 
The peak season for fishing in Colorado, however, is summer. Come between May and September for the pick of the fishing in local rivers and lakes. The largest Kokanee Salmon Run in the US takes place here in fall, so the fishing really is year-round! 

Need to Know

Wherever you head in Colorado, you’ll need a fishing license to reel in your favorite species. Pick up yours online, by phone, or in person at any registered seller before heading on your adventure. 
 
You should also be aware of catch limits for your target fish. These restrictions change from month-to-month, so it’s always good to go with an experienced, informed guide. 
 
With such a diverse range of fishing on offer, fishing guides in Colorado can help you in any way you’d like. From inner-city fishing to fly fishing on the remote rivers, all the way to ice fishing in winter, there’s something for you in the Rocky Mountain State. Come fishing in Colorado and see for yourself! 
Colorado
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Don’t let the cold get the better of you, as there’s plenty of ice fishing opportunities to keep you warm and entertained. Head to any frozen reservoir or lake and get your fish on for Walleye, Perch, and many more.
February
The boats may still not be able to get out, but plenty of guides are willing to take you fishing on the ice. Explore the riches of the lakes from the Blue Mesa to the Horseshoe or Ruedi Reservoirs and get your fish on.
March
As the snow starts to melt, the streams pick up pace as they rush down the Rockies into the towns and out of Colorado. Come and take advantage of the spawning season for many-a-prized Trout. 
April
You’ll notice more and more charters offering their services once April kicks in as the spring season is well and truly underway. From the cities to the remote mountains, there’s plenty of fish to be caught.
May
Summer is almost here, meaning peak season is just around the corner. Get out on the water at the best time of year, as you go up against delicious Trout, Walleye, Perch, Catfish, Bass, and many more.
June
Whether you’re looking to escape the city, or just want a few hours on the water nearby, summer has it all for you. Spinning action takes over from the fly in summer, with more fish than ever on offer.
July
Combine your fishing trip with a vacation and take advantage of the numerous lodges in the wilderness, or set up camp in some of the cities’ parks and reservoirs. Get your fish on and teach the kids a new skill in summer.
August
With the kids still home, why not make the most of summer vacation by experiencing the great outdoors? The whole of Colorado comes alive, and for good reason too. Get your fill of anything from Crappie to monster Walleye.
September
As fall kicks in, it’s Trout season in Colorado. Get your fish on along the mountain streams and wade, row, kayak, or fly fish from the shore to land Brown, Lake, Cutthroat, and Rainbow Trout in huge numbers.
October
In addition to the productive Trout, October also heralds in North America’s largest Kokanee Salmon run in Colorado. Come to the Rockies and experience some of the best fishing the state has to offer. 
November
This is a state with no defined fishing season, so getting on the water in November provides just as much action as ever. Get your fish on for a range of creatures as you try fly fishing, spinning, or whatever method you prefer.
December
There’s no need to look back wistfully at a successful fishing year – it’s not over yet! As the weather changes, different fish come to the fore, giving you a different kind of fishing experience to end the year on a high. 

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All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great day of fishing. Dennis put us on fish. Very knowledgeable about the area and tactics to catch. I would highly recommend this trip if you want to target large pike or fat trout.
Ward  H.
Ward H. Douglas, WY
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had an awesome time. Brad was very knowledgeable with the fish and gear making it safe and a fun experience for the kids for for the dads. He prepared the fish easily and handed our fish to take home.
Genaro  C.
Genaro C. Littleton, CO
Love4flyfishing
Love4flyfishing
Fishing charter in Berthoud
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Ben was fantastic to fish with. Knowledgeable and patient. He knew where the secret spots were and made the day very enjoyable. I look forward to fishing with him again.
John  Z.
John Z. United States
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Couldn’t have asked for a better time. Brad put us right on the fish, taught us a lot and gave a great memorable experience. Thank you!
Graham  P.
Graham P. Northbrook, IL
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had a wonderful time fishing with Jed. The fish were not biting much but our experience was a great one. Jed is very pleasant and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend him to others.
Dana  R.
Dana R. Fort Collins, CO
Love4flyfishing
Love4flyfishing
Fishing charter in Berthoud
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
It was a pleasure fishing trip with Ben. Ben gave lesson to our first time fly fishing in a beautiful place. We enjoyed it and caught some fishes for dinner. Ben is easy going and very helpful. Highly recommend if you are new to fly fishing like we are !
Philip  W.
Philip W. New York, New York
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had a great time fishing on Boyd Lake with Brad. The trout were biting and we almost made our full limit. It was a blast and added something different to our vacation.
Don  K.
Don K. LA BARQUE CRK, MO
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
He was a very smart and educated captain and knew all the tricks to catch large number of walleye and we limited out I would recommend him to all my friends and family it was a real great experience
Gerald  B.
Gerald B. Denver, CO
Love4flyfishing
Love4flyfishing
Fishing charter in Berthoud
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great local knowledge, equipment was upkept and very friendly guide. Thanks for the memories.
Keith  M.
Keith M. SLAUGHTERVL, OK
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Wonderful trip with Captain Dennis Hunter on Spinney. He is very knowledgeable and loads of fun. Everyone caught trout and pike. Wind was blowing but he has excellent equipment for it. Fantastic time.
Michael  P.
Michael P. Charlotte, TN
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great trip. Weather was rough but Dennis was great and excellent equipment handled it well. Caught plenty of fish and learned a lot from Dennis. Look forward to fishing with him again.
Michael  P.
Michael P. Charlotte, TN
Love4flyfishing
Love4flyfishing
Fishing charter in Berthoud
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Ben took myself and the boys into the mountains for a fantastic day of fly fishing. We had fished before but never tried fly fishing. Ben was an amazing guide with tons of energy and did a great job teaching us how to cast and strip the line. We caught some of the most beautiful trout and his knowledge of the area and other wildlife was impressive. Seeing the bald eagle and hundreds of elk nearby made this more than a fishing trip. It was a moment with nature we'll never forget!
Chris  J.
Chris J. Gahanna, OH
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Jeff was a fountain of knowledge and helped knock off a couple bucket list fish for me!
Jackson  Y.
Jackson Y. Katy, TX
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Overall it was a great morning. The weather was great. The captain was very good and taught me a bunch of new things. Has very good conversations and constantly making adjustments to maximize our chances of catching fish.
Justin  R.
Justin R. Cassville, New Jersey
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Dennis did a great job as our guide on the Chatfield Reservoir! He was early, knowledgeable, patient and kept us on the fish all night. We caught 17 walleye and kept/cleaned 4 to take home. We had a great time!!
Laura  B.  P.
Laura B. P. United States
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Brad, he's very knowledgeable and accommodating. Brad has a great knowledge of the water we were fishing and it showed in our results. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a great time fishing.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Boise, ID
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
I had a really nice day fishing with captain Brad. He suggested a later afternoon trip to increase the odds of catching fish, which I really appreciated. Fishing was kind of slow but captive Brad was wonderful, always stayed positive, was a great story teller, keeping me laughing. And in the end I caught some really nice fish. He is a very patient teacher and guide and I look forward to taking another trip with Captain Brad.
Anita  K.
Anita K. Englewood, CO
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Brad was awesome. Very positive and outgoing energy. He clearly loves what he does and made my daughter and me feel very welcome. Excellent host and knowledge of his craft. Highly recommend for anyone.
Brad  S.
Brad S. Johnstown, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Outfitters Of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Outfitters Of Colorado
Fishing charter in Twin Lakes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Booked a trophy trip on twin lakes and it was awesome. Ben did an excellent job! Had us on fish all day. Highly recommend!!
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Sweetwater, TX
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
WOW! what a trip!!! We hooked 12 fish and landed 5 of them including an impressive 34" Northern. The lady's on our trip were inexperienced, but with a little help from Capt. Hunter they had it down in know time. Capt. Hunter was punctual, professional, patient and had a great sense of humor.
Randy  N.
Randy N. Tucson, AZ