Please note the shop will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.
Bass Fishing at Chico Basin Ranch
Chico Basin “Take a Kid Fishing”
The Drift has an exciting event scheduled for Memorial Day that is sure to hook any child on fishing. We’ve arranged to have exclusive use of the main lake with the intent of offering kids a great opportunity to catch lots of hard fighting bass and bluegill. Fishing will start at 7am and finish at noon, with a BBQ lunch to follow. Fishing will primarily be done from the shoreline or wading (water is warm enough for wet wading). There will be Drift staff available to offer assistance as needed to shoreline anglers and each adult/child group will get about an hour of guided fishing on one of our boats.
The cost is $95/adult, and each adult can bring two kids aged 12 or under at no additional charge. Kids aged 13 – 17 are $35 each. Fishing is catch & release with barbless, artificial flies and lures.(no treble hooks please) Spin fishing is fine and may be preferred for kids while fishing from shore. You are required to provide your own transportation and fishing equipment. Rods can be provided while fishing from the boat. Good ‘ole wooly buggers and larger bead head nymphs are all that’s needed to catch fish. All anglers age 16 and older are required to have a valid CO fishing license. Space is limited and full payment is required to guarantee your spot.
Can’t make it out on Memorial Day? Half day guided trips at Chico basin are available anytime through the shop. Adults who bring a youth under age 12 only pay the one-person guide rate. Call or stop by the shop for more details.
The Drift is now offering bass fishing trips at Chico Basin Ranch. The ranch is located about 30 minutes NE of Pueblo which makes it ideal for both morning & evening 1/2 day trips. If non-stop action for hard fighting largemouth bass sounds fun then you will not be disappointed. 10 - 14" bass are the backbone of this fishery and they will put a serious bend in any 6 or 7wt rod. The fishing is not technical and is a great option for getting kids and/or spouses into LOTS of fish.
Trips are conducted from a 14" drift boat that accommodates two anglers.
1/2 day rates are $275 for one angler, or $325 for 2 anglers.
Kids under age 12 can be added as the second angler at no additional cost.
Fly Fishing 101: May 21st & June 18th
There is no substitute for focused instruction when making a start in fly-fishing. Trying to go it alone, coupled with the perceived cost of equipment and complexity of the sport, often keeps potential fly-fishers from entering and enjoying this magnificent pastime. Whether you are completely new to fly fishing or have just been out of the game for a while this class is packed with useful information and hands on practice to help shorten the learning curve. The 101 class covers all the basics of equipment, terminology, knot tying, rigging and fly selection. The class finishes with on-water casting instruction, fly fishing demonstration and a brief look at the food items found in our local waters. Class size is limited to six people so you are assured a good deal of face time with the instructor.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $100 and includes a $50 gift certificate!
Class size is limited to 6 anglers.
Equipment provided at no additional cost.
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