Dragonfly Anglers can offer a wide array of walk-wade opportunities throughout the region. With permits from the Forest service in the Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Curecanti National Park Service, Lake Fork of the Gunnison and the Bureau of Land Management in the Gunnison Gorge (Black Canyon), the possibilities are endless. With this much water available to us, we can easily customize a trip for any level of experience. Chasing high country cutthroats, or trophy fish on the Taylor, hiking into the Gunnison Gorge or following terrestrials at Pleasure Park as well as trekking to a high mountain lake, our walk-wade choices are seemingly never-ending.
Walk-wade trips usually meet at our shop in downtown Crested Butte at 307 Elk Avenue. Depending on the season, we will meet between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. At this time, you will finalize with your guide what type of walk-wade trip you desire as we have tremendous variety in the valley and can truly customize a trip based on the type of experience you are looking for. The guide can provide transportation, you can provide transportation or you can follow the guide to the river, whatever works out best for all. Half day trips normally provide you with 4 hours on the water with the guide. Full day trips last from 7-8 hours on the water and a very high quality lunch is provided on all full day trips. Equipment (rod/reel and waders/boots) is provided on both 1/2 day and full day trips if needed. Fishing license, flies and gratuity are not included in the trip fee.
GUNNISON GORGE DAY TRIPS: Anglers meet at our shop between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. We then drive the 1 hour and 45 minute trip over Kebler Pass to the town of Austin, proceeding to the trail head of choice (Ute, Duncan, Bobcat or Chukar). We then hike into the Gunnison Gorge and fish for the day, usually beginning the hike out around 4:00-5:00 p.m. We make it to the trailhead between 7:00-7:30 p.m. and drive back to Crested Butte arriving home around 10:00-10:30 p.m. if we have stopped for dinner on the way. It is a long hard trip that can provide truly world class fishing. There are definitely certain times of the year to consider this trip and certain times of the year to avoid it. We will know when and when not to make this trip.
PLEASURE PARK (Confluence of the Gunnison River and the North Fork of the Gunnison): This trip can meet at the shop between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. for the 1 hour and 30 minute drive to the parking area at the confluence. We then hike up river into the Gunnison Gorge for a day of fishing.
Multi-Day Trips to the GUNNISON GORGE: Dragonfly Anglers offers adventurous hike in trips to the Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon. Hike in for one night or two. Pricing available on request!
Colorado Outfitter License #711
1 ANGLER 1/2 Day………$350.00
1 ANGLERS Full Day……$425.00
2 ANGLERS 1/2 Day……$425.00
2 ANGLERS Full Day……$525.00
3 ANGLERS 1/2 Day……$550.00
3 ANGLERS Full Day……$700.00
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