Trip Info


Tightline Outdoors operates on special use permits on more than a dozen reservoirs and offers guide trips all year and at all different times of the day. Your guide will meet you at a specific location at the reservoir on the day of your trip. Tightline will provide all the fishing gear needed for your day of fishing.

Following is a list of items that we suggest you bring on the day of the trip:

  • A valid Colorado Fishing License (A second rod stamp can be helpful in some situations)
  • Appropriate clothing as Colorado has weather that is quick to change (Ask your guide for suggestions on clothing)
  • Snacks and drinks, no Alcohol please. Your Guide will have bottled water on the boat but bring any additional food or drink you would like.
  • Sun Screen
  • Sun Glasses
  • Camera
  • Baggies and cooler if you wish to harvest fish.

 

A $150 deposit is required on all trips booked with Tightline Outdoors.
This is Non-Refundable however we are willing to reschedule to another date to accommodate your needs.

 

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Guides

 

Nathan Zelinsky

After 14 years of guiding Nathan Zelinsky knows Colorado Fishing.  His multi-species resume includes trophy Walleye, Pike, Trout, Lake Trout, Carp, Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Kokanee Salmon, and Panfish.  Add his extensive knowledge and previous big game guiding experience and Nathan exemplifies the motto, “The Authority in Western Outdoors”.

To promote Colorado and outdoor education Nathan continuously educates his clients and the general public through his weekly portion of Terry Wickstrom Outdoors on 102.3 ESPN on Saturday mornings at 10am and he is also a regular guest on Fishful Thinker TV and other WFN shows and spots. Nathan writes a monthly fishing report for the Denver edition of The Angler  Magazine to go along with his national articles in magazines such as In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman, Bass Anglers Guide, FLW Bass Fishing, Clam Ice Annual, and Colorado Outdoors. Online Nathan blogs and posts on www.fishexplorer.comwww.iceteam.comwww.outdoorhub.com, and www.tightlineoutdoors.com.

As a member of the national Clam Ice Team Nathan spends the entire winter in a shelter. His Ice Addiction Tournament Series had over 500 participants this year to go along with his perennial 2-day Ice School, truly promoting ice fishing in a region where the sport is growing quickly.

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Nate’s Sponsors

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Will Dykstra

Will Dykstra is a Colorado native with a passion for big fish with big teeth. Will has spent countless days in pursuit of Pike and Muskies all across North America. This passion started for Will at a very young age and he hasn’t looked back since. He is a published outdoor author in magazines such as Muskies Inc. Midwest Outdoors, and Fishing Facts. He is a Field Editor for Fish Explorer and is sponsored by TFO Rods, P-Line, Tuf-Line, and Savage Gear. Will prefers to cast for Pike but will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat whether it be casting or trolling. The topwater bite for pike in Colorado can not only be exhilarating, but extremely effective and is by far Will’s favorite tactic to guide people with. Will also guides for trophy trout as well. You will be fishing out of a 20’10” Lund Explorer with a 175-hp Mercury Outboard with a 9.9-hp Mercury Kicker and all of the Industry’s top electronics and gear.

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Matt Endsley

Matt Endsley was born into a family of fisherman on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. At a young age he was taught the skills necessary to harvest fish, crab, and oysters for his family business. He later graduated with a business degree from Gainesville College where he successfully completed numerous classes on skills and techniques of fishing. As a young adult, Matt became treasurer of the first chapter of Lanier Bassmasters where he managed the chapter’s funds, organized tournaments, and competed in tournaments. Matt also organized an annual fishing tournament at Lake Pueblo Colorado called the Pole Bender. He holds numerous first place finishes. As a business executive, Matt was responsible for organizing and managing executive fishing outings in Canada, Mexico, Florida, Texas, California, Tennessee, Alabama, and Colorado. He’s and expert multi-species guide and claims that some of the best fishing he has experienced is right here in Colorado.

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Matt E.’s Sponsors

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Ron Lowry

Ron Lowry works outdoors seven days a week. Whether he is teeing it up, drawing it back, or casting it long distance, he has always been into the outdoors. His enthusiasm began, as for many of us, fishing at age 5 and hunting as soon as Dad would let him. He comes from a highly competitive golfing, hunting, and fishing family and has harvested an elk every year for over 15 years. Splitting time as a golf professional and as a fishing guide puts Ron in a unique situation to help you take your skills as far as you desire.

For the past seven years Walleye fishing has been Ron’s competitive outlet and he has been as high as 8th in the National FLW Tour Co-Angler Division. Ron has competed and qualified for National Championships on the MWC, WWC, NWC, and CWA tours throughout the country and is always looking forward to the next event. Wherever you hail from, it is safe to say that Ron has fished there recently.

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Ron’s Sponsors

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Matt Mascarenas

Matt Mascarenas started fishing mountain lakes when he was 3. Later Bill Dance and Hank Parker showed him the light to the world of bass fishing! He spent a lot of time on small ponds and in the shallows of lakes and reservoirs chasing Bass. In his teens he started to wonder what else he could learn to catch and that’s when he discovered Lake Trout. He added Walleye to the list of fish he loves to catch and is now a true multi- species angler with a soft spot for Bass.

Matt has been with TightlineOutdoors as a guide and pro staff for several years now . Matt has been a member of the Denver Bass Masters where he helped with various youth events and fished multiple tournaments. In 2011 he joined the Colorado Walleye Association and was Central Chapter Director. In 2013 Matt became the Tournament Director.

Matt also is a state volunteer for Barr Lake State park. He has planned multiple youth events and has been a part of the Barr Lake Spring Fishing Classic since its start in 2011. Matt has also volunteered for several youth events with Pheasants Forever and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. You may have seen Matt working some of the local sport shows like the Denver International Sportsman’s Expo, RV Boat Sport and Camper Show, The Larimer County Fishing Expo, and The St. Paul Ice Show. Matt has done multiple seminars and tank demos at these shows and other events like the Bass Pro Shops Spring and Ice Classics.

Matt is a pro staffer with Born To Fish Media where he writes blogs and does short videos. He also contributed to a May issue of Rocky Mountain Game and Fish magazine. You can also find some of Matt’s writing in The Angler magazine.

Matt is regional pro staff with Pure Fishing. He is also pro staff with Eskimo Ice Fishing.

Matt guides out of a 1825 Lund Explorer powered by a 150 Mercury Verado. He loves to cast and troll and everything in between. He is a true multi-species angler .

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David “The Wizard” Harrison

David Harrison is a national outdoors writer for In-Fisherman, FLW Bass Fishing, Bass Angler Magazine, Colorado Outdoors, North American Fisherman, and Salmon/Trout/Steelheader Magazines. David also runs the fishing half of the 1100-person Skyline Hunting and Fishing Club for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

David  blogs for Hot Spot Outdoors, Fishexplorer.com, and BornToFishMedia.com to help people learn to fish for walleye, bass, trout, lake trout, pike, and panfish.

During the winter David is a Clam outdoors pro, giving seminars and blogging about local conditions and fishing details.

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David’s Sponsors

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Devin Manino

Devin was born and raised in West Michigan and grew up fishing inland lakes and rivers. Living within biking distance to rivers and streams that produced excellent salmon and steelhead runs, he learned to read these waters at a young age. The local bait and fly shops knew him by name at age 10 but his passion for fishing was just beginning.

Devin has spent every summer since age 5 at his family cabin on a remote Canadian shield lake in Northern Ontario. This is where he fell in love with pike and walleye fishing. Producing world class fish year to year, there is not a day that goes by that Devin is not thinking of his fishing strategy for the upcoming year. Now days Devin enjoys fishing Canada with his daughter who is shaping up to be an excellent angler herself.

In his teens, Devin began fishing the big waters of the Great Lakes. He has caught fish in all the Great Lakes but has spent the most time on Lake Michigan as a first mate on salmon boats and Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron fishing for walleye.  This is also the time that he started taking ice fishing seriously and is now his favorite method of fishing.

Since moving to Colorado Devin has been mastering the waters of the West. You can usually find Devin chasing walleye on the Front Range through the ice or on open water. Don’t let his love for walleye fool you, as a well rounded angler he enjoys fishing any fish, from lake trout to crappie to tarpon in the Florida Keys. No matter what time of year feel free to ask Devin what’s biting.

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