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Gunnison Gorge Fly Fishing – Float

This trip is lead by our friends at Ed's Fly Shop!

Quick Details

Make sure you secure your Colorado Fishing License online!

3 Days, 2 Nights
Adult Ages 13+
Youth Ages 10-12
Adult (June) Ages 13+
Youth (June) Ages 10-12

Fishing Gold Medal Waters – Don’t miss the ‘Stonefly Hatch’

Please note, this trip is lead by our friends over at Ed’s Fly Shop!

Custom float fishing trips on the Gunnison River Gorge are fully guided for Fly Fishing.

It is a Catch & Release fishery with a fish count of over 7,000 Rainbow and Brown trout per mile, 1,000 of which are 14-35 inches. Gold Medal fisheries are 60 pounds of fish per acre and the Gunnison River has over 400 pounds per acre!

Accessible only by foot, it’s a 1 mile hike into the Gorge! The day before your trip, Ed’s Fly Shop will horse pack boats and gear into the Gorge. The Gunnison Gorge is a wilderness canyon for those who are willing to literally go the extra mile. With every step, the wilderness feeling deepens. The solitude and scenery found at the canyon floor make the Chucker Trail hike down worth every step.

A trip to the canyon floor requires a hike of one mile down a steep trail. Guests are expected to carry their personal gear in Ed’s Fly Shop issued dry bag backpacks (3.3 cu.ft), provided by Ed’s Fly Shop.

You can choose to add a horse to carry your bags to the launch at the bottom of the Gorge (NOTE: we must have your gear a few days before your trip in order to accommodate this).

Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid Colorado fishing license is required.

We can set up the rafts or drift boats with 2 anglers per boat. Our professional guides will prepare your meals (lunch through lunch on multi-day trips) and set up the camp. There is easy access at the Gunnison Forks Park (our meeting location) and Ed’s Fly Shop will return you to the same at the trip end.

The limited access and unique June ‘Stonefly Hatch’ makes these very exciting trips at special rates.

Important details:

  • Limited space (8) per trip
  • Minimum 2 Anglers per raft
  • Only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ are allowed to be kept per special regulations
  • Catch & release encouraged
  • Flies only
  • You must purchase a valid Colorado fishing license – we will include a link in your confirmation email
  • Gratuities are not included in the trip cost