The Drift Fly Shop offers a variety of guided fishing trips in and around Pueblo and employs only the most knowledgeable and professional guides in the area. We recognize that people have various reasons for booking a guided fishing trip and to ensure your trip is an enjoyable one, we will tailor suit it to meet your individual needs.
The Pueblo Tailwater is widely recognized as Colorado’s best “winter” fly fishing destination due to it’s easy access from I-25, mild weather, stable winter flows, and last but not least, the quality of the trout you will find. However, some of the very best fishing of the year occurs in spring, summer and fall, whenever flows are below 1,000 cfs for wade fishing and 2,000 cfs for float fishing. Ironically, this is when pressure is often the lightest! The rivers main attraction is the quality rainbow, cut bow and brown trout that grow fast and fight hard. Our trips focus on the first six rivers miles below Pueblo Dam. At any given time, we know which parts are fishing best and will strive to keep you on fish throughout the day. You will typically use flies designed specifically for this fishery and tied locally. All guide trips conducted on the Pueblo Tailwater are strictly catch and release. If catch that trophy fish you’ve been dreaming of we will help take measurements and photos you can use for a quality replica mount.
Half-day (4hrs) 1 person – $225, 2 person – $285
Full day (6hrs) 1 person – $325, 2 person – $375 (full day trips include lunch)
(Prices include use of rods, reels, wader and boots)
The Drift started offering float trips on the tailwater in 2017 and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and for good reason! The float offers anglers a wonderful combination of quality fishing, beautiful weather, great wildlife and NO crowds! The section from Juniper Bridge to the Nature Center is a leisurely 3-mile float that makes for a perfect half day float but can easily be stretched into a full day trip by strategically anchoring the boat along prime holding water that is otherwise inaccessible during higher flows. Enjoy a mix of nymph, streamer and dry fly fishing from the comfort of a quality drift boat and get to those areas you always wanted to fish but couldn’t reach on foot. Tailwater float trips are offered when flows from the dam are 300 cfs or higher. This typically starts sometime in April or May and runs through August, but will vary from year to year based on annual precipitation.
Half-day one or two person – $350
Full day one or two person – $475
(full day trips include lunch)
Pueblo Reservoir (a.k.a. Lake Pueblo)
Starting in early spring, there are some fantastic warm water fishing opportunities on the reservoir. Our reservoir trips are conducted using quality motorized fishing boats which accommodate one or two anglers. Pueblo reservoir boasts healthy numbers of smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass which are eager to smash a well-placed popper or seductive streamer. It is also the states premier walleye fishery and 40 – 60 fish days are not uncommon. Another highly desirable game fish is the common carp. Carp sometimes get a bad rap as being a “trash” fish, but what they lack in beauty they more than make up for in sheer size and brute force. Seeing a 10, 15 or even 20-pound carp lazily sipping along the surface or tailing in the shallows is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! Reservoir trips can utilize both fly and conventional tackle based on client preferences.
1/2 Day – $350, One person or Two Person
Full Day – $450, One or Two Person
(Price includes the use of equipment and flies)