Waters Fished

Ruedi Reservoir

Ruedi Reservoir is a high-elevation impoundment that is over 1,000-acres of fish catching paradise. It is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, which provides some of the most incredible scenery Colorado has to offer. It’s deep, clear, and cold waters are the perfect habitat for Lake Trout, which have been self-sustaining in the lake for years. We use a combination of trolling and jigging techniques to get at these deep dwellers. April through June offers the best chance at trophies; fish between 15-30lbs are not uncommon. September-November offers the best chance at numbers, with 40 fish days not uncommon. There are also great populations of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Kokanee Salmon.

*All Ruedi Reservoir fishing trips are operated under the Frying Pan Anglers permit #2389

Rifle Gap Reservoir

Rifle Gap Reservoir is a 350-acre impoundment located in the high desert of western Colorado. Its weedy, aqua blue water is home to a number of different sport fish including Northern Pike, Smallmouth, and Walleye. The open water season is April through October and fishing is excellent year round. Casting, trolling, or fly fishing near the weeds is the name of the game on Rifle. April through June offers some incredible opportunities at Pike in the 20lb class and again September through October.

*All Rifle Gap trips are operated under Sport Fish Colorado’s permit

Rifle Gap Reservoir
Rifle Gap Reservoir is a 350-acre impoundment located in the high desert of western Colorado. Its weedy, aqua blue water is home to a number of different sport fish including Northern Pike, Smallmouth, and Walleye. The open water season is April through October and fishing is excellent year round. Casting, trolling, or fly fishing near the weeds is the name of the game on Rifle. April through June offers some incredible opportunities at Pike in the 20lb class and again September through October.
Harvey Gap Reservoir

Harvey Gap Reservoir is Rifle Gaps sister lake. At 190-acers it is a hidden gem home to Pike, Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Tiger Muskie. It may be small but its diverse food web grows big fish. Harvey is an underrated powerhouse, and a great place to target that trophy of a lifetime!

*All Harvey Gap trips are operated under Sport Fish Colorado’s permit

I also occasionally guide on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Williams Fork Reservoir, and Eleven Mile Reservoir.