Trout

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Ice – 6 hour trip
1 to 2 anglers: $400
3 to 4 anglers: $425

It is hard to beat an action packed day of catching Trout including Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroats, and Cutbows. We start open water trips in early May and continue through the entire season, wrapping up open water fishing around November 1st. We guide most of these trips in the South Park area and 50 to 100 fish days with 17″ to 20″ fish are not uncommon. Most of these trips are casting lures and jigs but trolling is available if an anglers prefers to troll. We also offer ice fishing trips for trout and most of the time you can visually fish through the ice for them!

Whether on open water or ice these trips remain one of our highest action trips offered.

Walleye

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Ice – 4 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $300
3 to 4 anglers: $325

Colorado has some of the best Walleye fishing in the country due to clean fresh water, lots of bait fish, and a long growing season. We offer trips specialized towards trophy Walleye, numbers of Walleye, and education of how to catch Walleyes during all seasons of the year. The best opportunity for large or trophy Walleye comes in spring during the pre-spawn, spawn, and post spawn time period. We focus on night fishing during this time and fish from 7pm to 1am, March 1st through May 15th. After that we move to our summer patterns which are daytime trips taken from 6am to noon or 1pm to 7pm. June 1st through July 15th is the peak season for numbers of Walleye. 100 fish days are not uncommon. The bite continues until late Fall where the opportunity for large fish and high catch rate lasts until December 1st.

December typically kicks off our Ice Fishing season for Walleyes where we offer shortened 4 hour trips in the peak low light period of the day.

Pike

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Ice – 6 hour trip
1 to 2 anglers- $400
3 to 4 anglers- $425

With fish occasionally pushing the 30 pound mark, Colorado truly has some of the best pike fishing in the country. We offer trips for trophy pike as well as numbers of pike. Our open water bite starts May 1st and goes until late October. Our techniques change throughout the seasons and water temperature, but catching remains the same. Trolling is an option in May and October and the rest of the season is casting.

Our Ice Fishing bite starts in December and can run as late as late as mid April. When trophy fishing, are targeting 40″plus fish and expect only a handful of opportunities. When targeting numbers you can see numbers ranging from 15 to 30 fish in a day. All Pike over 25″ must be released to protect and preserve dwindling populations of Northern Pike in our Colorado lakes.

Bass

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Open Water – 4 Hour (Quincy Reservoir Only)
1 to 2 anglers $300
3 anglers $325

Ice (Smallmouth Only) – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers- $400
3 to 4 anglers- $425

Both Largemouth and Smallmouth bass live on the front range and we have permits on the best waters! A few lakes offer opportunities at both species. These trips start in early April and run through late September. Numbers of Largemouth in the 4 and 5 pound range are not uncommon and we’ve seen largemouth that will go 9 pounds. Smallmouth bass range from 10″ to 1″ on average and offer a big punch in a small package. All these trips are high action with hard fighting fish! The Largemouth trip has been voted as one of the favorite trips of Tightline in 2013 by Tightline Outdoors guests!

We also offer Ice Fishing for Smallmouth Bass December to late February.

Carp

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Carp are rapidly becoming known as the ultimate game fish in the USA and we won’t argue with that. They are about the largest, hardest fighting fish in the majority of local waters and once you start to target them, you soon realize they are also a very well-educated fish. A lot of anglers have accidentally snagged or caught carp here and there, and no one will ever say the fish didn’t give the fight of their life. But not many anglers have gone out and had 10, 20 or even 30 fish days on Carp. Once you experience this, you soon realize the sport fish quality of a Carp. Carp are not known for quality table fare, but the average angler now days releases 90% of their catch anyway so why not have the biggest bang for your buck?

Our Carp trips are Euro-style fishing which are techniques used and learned from the Europeans where Carp fishing is extremely popular. It is basically a very high tech way of bait fishing with hair rigs and beeper pods. This is becoming one of our most popular trips.

We also offer fly fishing trips for Carp which are extremely exciting and most trips are done by sight fishing and casting.

Lastly, we offer bow fishing for Carp. When bow fishing, we are limited to 3 shooters on the boat at a time.

Euro-style fishing is best from April to November with the highest numbers of fish caught in July, August, and September. Fly fishing and bow fishing are best June through August.

Kokanee

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475
4 anglers: $500

Ice – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $400
3 to 4 anglers: $425

Kokanee Salmon are a land locked Salmon that inhabit a few reservoirs in Colorado and the populations go up and down with year classes, spawn, and stocking and the 2014 season will provide good populations of Kokanee. The peak period for fishing is mid June until late August and trolling is the best tactic for catching Kokanee. The other peak bite is through the ice in January and February. These fish gather in large schools during the winter and can be fast and furious fishing.

Panfish

Open Water – 6 Hour Trip
1 to 2 anglers: $450
3 anglers: $475

Open water – 4 Hour Trip (Quincy only)
1 to 2 anglers: $300
3 anglers: $325

Although Colorado isn’t known for its pan fish, if you know the waters we have some great pan fish opportunities in both spring and fall. We have great Crappie, Blue Gill, and Perch. April and early May are great as well as August to November. These trips can be taken to strictly target pan fish or accompany another species. These trips are high action and can provide some great meals.

Lake Trout

Limited Trips – 8 Hour Trip
Up to 3 anglers: $675

As one of the largest and oldest fish residing in Colorado, Lake Trout are an often sought after species. When it comes to Lake Trout, we target trophy class fish. We have a strict catch and release policy for Lake Trout. Tightline Outdoors does not offer a lot of these trips due to access to trophy class waters. A special use permit is required to operate guided fishing and these special use days are very hard to come by. Therefore, we are limited on how many trips we can offer. Once we fill up we can recommend other guides in the state that offer similar trips.

We can honestly say you have as good of a chance at a “fish of a lifetime” here in Colorado as you do anywhere in the country! We can make you a believer.