The majestic Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, where the stunning beauty of nature meets the thrill of fly fishing. Our guided trip is designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience, whether you are an experienced angler or a first-time fly fisherman. Whether you are coming from the Montrose or Lake City area we will start the day by either meeting at the river’s edge or at the fly shop, where our expert guides will provide you with all the necessary gear and equipment, including rods, reels, and more. From there, we will embark on a journey down the pristine waters of the Lake Fork, where you will have the opportunity to catch some of the most wild and elusive trout in the region.
Our guides are seasoned professionals who have spent time learning techniques and strategies to be successfull fly fishing on the Lake Fork. They will share their knowledge and expertise with you, teaching you everything from casting techniques to how to read the river and locate the best spots. As you chase trout throughout the day, you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including towering cliff walls, lush valleys, and crystal-clear waters. The Lake Fork is known for its abundant wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for all different creatures that call this area home. Overall, our guided trip on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River is a must-do for any avid angler or nature lover. Book your trip today and get ready for an experience you will never forget!
Experience the Lake Fork of the Gunnison on a full day guided trip (6-8 hrs.) with experienced and passionate guides.
*Due to the nature of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison being +1hr from our shop we only offer full day trips. We highly discourage 3 person trips and will choose to send a 2nd guide if clients are all beginners
Trip will start at the shop or at an agreed upon location presented by the guide, at a time agreed upon to provide the best fishing experience. Transportation to and from the river is provided if desired. Waders and Boots are not included but are available for rental at $25 per day.
Responsibility and Liability: Fishing is an adventure sport that involves risk. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged articles or personal injury. We are fully bonded, insured and licensed, but you participate at your own risk and must sign a waiver of liability for each trip. Safety is our number one priority at Montrose Anglers, as such drugs or alcohol are not permitted on any of our fly-fishing trips. All trips go out rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the guide. If you have any questions please call the shop at 970-249-0408 or email us at info@MontroseAnglers.com In the event that a trip is canceled, we will reschedule the trip for a future date.
All trip participants 16 years of age and older are always required to carry a valid Colorado fishing license with them while fishing. We strongly suggest our guests to purchase their license online prior to the trip in order to save time and get on the river sooner. You can purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at, https://www.cpwshop.com/licensing.page. Cost of license is not included in trip prices.
Tough question with no right or wrong answer. Guiding is a service industry and as such 20% is standard with better service more and bad service less. It’s fine to tip in cash or use your credit card at the end of the day. Please remember a tip is a good part of a guide’s earnings, but never feel you have to tip. Any guide knows a good tip is earned and not a given for showing up. If you have any problems with your guide or our services don't hesitate call me at 970-249-0408 or email me at info@MontroseAnglers.com.
Maximum is 3 anglers per guide, this insures the quality of your trip. If you would like to request a specific guide, please mention when making reservations and we will try to accomidate your request.
Trip includes a professional guide, transportation from the shop to the water and back, sandwich style lunch with drinks on full day trips (preference order can be made in advance), Rod and reel, flies, tippet, leaders and all terminal tackle for the day. You can expect your guide to be knowledgeable and willing to share and teach what they know. Waders, boots, and other gear are available for rent, but not included in the trip price. A good guide can make a poor day memorable and a bad guide can ruin a great fishing day. Let us know immediately if you have a problem with your guide, or at info@MontroseAnglers.com . Also not included are fishing licenses and guide gratuities.
Here at Montrose Anglers we offer a variety of trips. Basic summer gear requires a rain jacket, water bottle, polarized sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, sporting gear, etc. When you book your trip we will email you a very specific gear list for the trip you’ll be going on. We can rent appropriate footwear to you if needed.
There is a 50% deposit required on all trips to secure the dates you want. The final 50% will be charged at the completion of your trip. No refunds are guaranteed 2 weeks prior to your trip. Our guides and company work hard to book dates and it can be costly to cancel after denying other customers. If this makes you nervous, we recommend you purchase trip insurance for your peace of mind. Although this is our policy we will do everything we can to help rebook you if your plans unexpectedly change. All trips go out rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the guide. As safety is our number one priority at Montrose Anglers, no drugs or alcohol will be permitted on any of our fly fishing trips.
Most trips start and end at the shop, 1325 Mayfly Dr in the Colorado Outdoors near the airport. As all fly fishing trips are custom, start and end times may vary. Let us know what we can do to accommodate your schedule.