Float Fishing with RIGS gives access to a unique section of the Gunnison River
Float fishing offers our clients access to miles of secluded water teeming with fish. If you have only done walk wade trips, float fishing gives opportunity and access to parts of the river you would never be able to fish walk wading and get to walk wade sections that cannot be hiked to. Our guides specialize in helping anglers of all experience levels explore what a river has to offer via a boat. Below are three very different river float fishing locations to expand your understanding of southwest Colorado float fishing.
The Lower Gunnison River’s Full Day and Overnight Drift Boat Trips offer miles of secluded access to Gold Medal Waters including over two miles of an exclusive private walk wade section of productive waters. Float-able and fish-able most of the year we will see several insect hatches throughout. While Summer and Fall are the time of the dry fly, early Spring offers great nymphing that can carry on through all the seasons. Fishing this section from a drift boat gives our clients access to areas you cannot reach strictly wading.
The serene beauty of Colorado’s Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (BLM) wilderness while float fishing from an inflatable raft with elevated swivel seating, is the ultimate angling experience. Trout well over 18 inches are not uncommon on “The Gunny”. With incredible aquatic insect hatches and idyllic riparian habitat, it’s no wonder the Gunnison Gorge float fishing trip makes the list of the world’s “50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die!” by Chris Santella. Explore our Gunnison Gorge page to find out more about the trip and watch our Gunnison Gorge Three Day Deluxe Trip Video.
RIGS now brings its unique blend of quality custom adventures to Guided Drift Boat fishing for the discerning angler. This Full-Day trip on a surprisingly secluded section of river is available each season when "run-off" subsides on the North Fork...
This Overnight 2 day trip (Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area - Lower Gunnison River) begins at the famous Pleasure Park Gunnison River put-in. Available through a surprisingly secluded section of river after "run-off" subsides on the North Fork of the...
Flexibility in our float fishing trips
Let RIGS help accommodate your travel needs with optional float fishing and drift boat meeting locations in Montrose and Delta. Need to meet or depart closer to Delta, let us meet you at our drift boat put-in at the confluence of the North Fork and Gunnison River (next to Gunnison River Pleasure Park) or Falcon Rd turn off for our float fishing trips – we’re happy to accommodate your requests. All Guided float fish trips are located within one hour of Ridgway Colorado. Directions to Fly Shop.
Any additional items you may need can be purchased prior to your trip at our Full-Service Fly Shop. Most rivers are located within a one hour or less of Telluride, Ouray, and Montrose, Colorado. Directions to Fly Shop. All major airlines service Montrose Regional Airport, located 30 minutes from our Fly Shop. Shuttle Services are also offered for personal vehicle transport on Lower Gunnison River trips. To help you plan your trip, we offer some great links to our Preferred Lodging Partners and Regional Information for Ouray, Telluride & Montrose, Colorado.
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.