GUIDES

THE BASICS

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.

Nate Zelinsky

Owner/Operator/Full-Time Guide

Nate Zelinsky founded Tightline Outdoors in 2001 but has been fishing since he was a little boy. Nate and Tightline Outdoors are involved in all aspects of the fishing community. Nate is a professional Walleye Angler and All Species Guide. Nate values the concept of ALWAYS keeping up with current bite whether that be open water or ice, conventional tackle, fly, bait, or ice fishing. Nate is senior educator and creator of Tightline’s two-day Ice School. Nate also developed and continues to run the Ice Addiction Tournament Series and the Catch Rate Tournament Series. Nate can be seen on many episodes of Jarrett Edwards Outdoors TV, many episodes of In-Fisherman television, and lastly on the Tightline Outdoors YouTube channel. Nate can be heard on Saturday Mornings on Denver’s Fan Radio on 104.3FM at 10am. Nate hosts dozens of seminars across the country with a primary focus on education. Nate’s goal is to make every angler a successful angler. Nate is a dedicated husband and dad to twins.

Will Dykstra

Full-Time Senior Pike Guide/All Species Guide

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.

Matt Endsley

Senior Bass Guide/All Species Guide

Born in Newport News Virginia I was taught the skills for successful angling as young boy. I moved to Colorado in 1986 and fell in love with the many angling opportunities this state has to offer. From Trout, Walleye, Bass, and Panfish, Colorado is an awesome state to enjoy the big blue sky and angling. I have an expert knowledge of Colorado’s best lakes and will always put you on the best seasonal bites. Success in fishing is all about knowing the best locations with the best baits for the time of year.

Dustin Sigler

Full-Time Senior Walleye Guide/All Species Guide/Senior Ice Fishing Guide

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