Experienced anglers will appreciate this opportunity to explore the seldom fished waters of the lower Uncompahgre River via a custom, single passenger “Mini-Max” inflatable raft built for float fishing this unique river section. Fast and busy “pocket water”, through a mix of private and public land, hold some monster Rainbow & Brown Trout that rarely get fished too. With busy technical water to navigate, your guide will position you to make quick and precise casts to your target while in a seated position. Quick reflexes and core strength are essential.
Things to Consider on your Guided Float Fishing Trip:
- Think About Your Goals – What do you want to get out of your trip, communicate with staff ahead of time. Let them know what you’d like to focus on during your trip (i.e. just want to have fun and catch fish? Or work on casting techniques and reading the water, etc.). We cater our trips to our client’s wants and needs.
- Exposure to a rare private section – This trip is perfect if you have always wondered what the Uncompahgre beyond Paco fishes like. Rarely fished to trout, are eager after run-off has subsided.
- Timing – The Uncompahgre River has a shorter season for fishing, during peak runoff there are times when the water is too murky, but it fishes really well when flows get below 500 CFS. Discuss with our reservation staff when the best time to go is.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available at RIGS Full Service Fly Shop. However, we encourage you to purchase Fishing & Hunting Licenses Online prior to your trip to save time and hassle. When purchasing a Division of Wildlife License, the State requires your driver’s license or id, social security number, height, weight, and phone number.
*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full-Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. The cost of the fishing license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.