Colorado

12 Fishing Charters

Colorado Fishing Charters

Search top fishing charters in Colorado

Top Colorado Destinations

Colorado: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Lake George
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Littleton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Loveland
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Columbine
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Lake George
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Loveland
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Avon
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Tabernash
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Berthoud
trips from $149
Antero Junction
trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Colorado

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Colorado fishing trip is $374, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $560 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain, All Pro Outdoors, and Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland 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, Trolling, and Ice Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore 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 27716 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. 

Colorado Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Although the lakes are smaller than what I was used to, we hooked up with some big hard fighting fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Although the lakes are smaller than what I was used to, we hooked up with some big hard fighting fish.
Kane  N.
Kane N. Florence, AL
You aonesely can't go wrong booking a fishing trip with Ron Lowery, he will help you out with any fishing need
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You aonesely can't go wrong booking a fishing trip with Ron Lowery, he will help you out with any fishing need
Eugene  R.
Eugene R. Denver, Colorado

NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
I would not have expected to be put on fish immediately. Jeb was awesome. We'll definitely be scheduling another trip with him in the future. Look for the ice fishing. You can't go wrong for being local. 45 minutes out of Denver and on fish. The gear the boat the hospitality was top-notch Can't say enough
Keith  R.
Keith R. Thornton, Colorado
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Had a great time with Brad! He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to spend the day with. We caught a lot of fish including Perch, Catfish, Trout, and Walleye. It was a very successful day! Thank you so much Brad!!
Shari  C.
Shari C. Wheatley, KY
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Brad was professional and knew exactly what he was doing. Used his expertise to put us on fish and talk us through the technique. It was a grandpa, dad and son trip and we all had a blast and had made a memory for a lifetime. We are already talking about going again next year.
Joshua  R.
Joshua R. Longmont, CO
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great overall experience with Brad! Very personable guy and will go to all lengths to get you on the spot. He did a great job giving us the best opportunities to get hooked on walleye.
Jonathan  A.
Jonathan A. Cherokee, OK
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end. Jed was professional, knowledgeable and above all friendly. We will definitely be booking with him again and recommending him to friends and family!
Marcia  E.
Marcia E. Gladewater, TX
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Wonderful time fishing with Jed. Very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Will use him again. Highly recommend.
Gary  N.
Gary N. Loveland, CO
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Had a great time and caught some good ones! Captain Dennis is a great guy and worked hard to get us on fish.
Jack  M.
Jack M. Garland, TX
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
NoCo Fishing Outfitters – Boat
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We had an amazing experience with a Jed. He was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We asked tons of questions as we are from Texas and he answered them with no hesitations. I would recommend booking with Jed for your fishing trip.
Jerry  B.
Jerry B. Heath, TX
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Spinney was a little slow, but my two teenage daughters and I caught our first pike, and had a great day. Dennis kept us weed free and on the hunt for "dunkers", as he calls 'em, and we got one!
Jay  M.
Jay M. Denver, CO
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Brad Petersen Outdoors – Loveland
Fishing charter in Loveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Brad is the real deal. He is from here and knows how and where to fish Northern Colorado's lakes. Great guy and a real professional. I highly recommend him.
Ken  P.
Ken P. Longmont, CO
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Great day on the water - First family trip for walleye and won't be last. Captain Dennis is a very experienced guide and got us in the bite early resulting in an awesome 22 fish day!
Rich  F.
Rich F. Denver, Colorado
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a blast caught over 20 fish on our trip. Dennis was constantly getting us on fish and education us on trips. It was really relaxing and exciting time. We will be coming back and highly recommend.
Phi  N.
Phi N. Des Moines, IA
Lowry Outdoor Adventures – 21' Ranger
Lowry Outdoor Adventures – 21' Ranger
Fishing charter in Columbine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Ron worked hard all day and never sat down once to rest. He has great knowledge and is an excellent teacher. His boat was loaded and ready when we arrived. He has top notch electronics and he knows how to use them. I am an experienced walleye fisherman and I can't believe how much I learned. I highly recommend.
Barry  J.
Barry J. Aberdeen, SD
Lowry Outdoor Adventures – 21' Ranger
Lowry Outdoor Adventures – 21' Ranger
Fishing charter in Columbine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We (myself, my Mom, and my two grandsons, age 7 and 13), booked a trip with Captain Ronald. It was a wonderful experience. The boys caught a lot of fish, although the big one did get away.....really it did...and we all learned a lot. The Captain had a great sense of humor which made the trip even more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend booking if you are planning a fishing trip
Desa  R.
Desa R. SANTA ANA PUE, NM
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Skip the cheesy tourist destinations and invest in a once in a lifetime opportunity with a caring professional guide that will provide not only a great time on the water but land a delicious meal too!!! Captain Dennis Hunter is full of stories, fishing knowledge, and fun - you DEFINITELY want to book with this guide!
Teresa  P.
Teresa P. Baltimore, Maryland
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great experience!! He stuck with it even though it was a slow fishing day.
Christina  S.
Christina S. Sidney, TX
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We highly recommend a day on the water with Captain Dennis Hunter. He was very knowledgeable and instructive, and as a result we caught some great fish! We were especially impressed by how well Dennis cared for the fish in this catch and release environment. He took all the precautions to ensure that our fish were quickly and safely returned to the water. We had a blast with Captain Dennis and look forward to our next outing with him.
Carla  S.
Carla S. United States
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Dennis was a great guide. He is Avery knowledgeable fisherman. He was very professional and very patient with us novice fishermen. We look forward to more trips with Dennis. Greg & Art Raun
Arthur  R.
Arthur R. Elbert, CO
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
All Pro Outdoors - 11 Mile & Spinney Mountain
Fishing charter in Lake George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Didn't catch many, but that's fishing. Capt Dennis was great, I learned a lot from him in our short time on the lake.
Eric  B.
Eric B.
All Pro Outdoors
All Pro Outdoors
Fishing charter in Littleton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
What a wonderful experience. It was my first time walleye fishing and now I’m hooked! Captain Dennis was the best! His knowledge and expertise is unmatched. If you want a great day of fishing with a great captain book with Dennis!
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Denver, Colorado