Fishermen have long touted Stagecoach Reservoir as the home of many record-setting pike for the state of Colorado. It is also known for being one of the greatest trout fisheries in the Rocky Mountains, period. It is not uncommon to hear people talk about catching 10-15 trout in a single guided fishing trip. While the occasional brown trout is caught at Steamboat Springs Guided Fishing Tours, our main catch is the coveted rainbow trout, with the average catch coming in at 14 inches long with a weight of one-and-a-half pounds. Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, Stagecoach Reservoir is fed by the pristine Yampa River and surrounded by the picturesque Yampa Valley mountains just brimming with wildlife like elk and bald eagles.


We do not offer pontoon boat rentals at Steamboat Lake. However, if you are looking for a much more affordable alternative to Steamboat Lake boat rentals check out our brand new fleet of Sylvan 22 ft luxury pontoon boats which include grills on all of our boats and fuel starting at $379 for a half day rental. We are just 15 minutes from the mountain area and less than 20 minutes from downtown.

Summer Guided Fishing

Steamboat Springs Guided Fishing Tours offers three guided fishing trips a day on our fleet of very comfortable and well outfitted pontoon boats. Our guided day trips around Stagecoach Reservoir are three hours in duration, with a morning and afternoon option, in addition to our unforgettable and picturesque Sunset Fishing Cruise around the lake. We mainly target trout and catch Rainbow Trout the most with brown trout as a close second. We find that the ideal time to go trout fishing is when the water temperature is between 50°F – 65°F otherwise, when the temperature is higher than that, they tend to drop another 30ft. Of course, don’t fret if you end up fishing with us on a warmer day because our guides have the equipment to get the job done. Looking to reel in some Northern Pike? Just let us know and we can get that set up for you once the water temps are ideal for that catch. While all our guided fishing trips are guaranteed to exceed expectations, our most popular is this evening trip where guests are able to soak in the beautiful Colorado sunsets and take advantage of the best time of day to reel in more fish on Stagecoach Reservoir.

Guided Lake Fishing


8:00am-11:00am (3 Hours)
6:00pm-9:00pm (3 Hours)


$550 (Up to 4 people)
$50/additional person (up to 6 people*)
*Up to 6 people or 1,200 lbs of passenger weight – whichever comes first.
Groups larger than 6 must call to book.

  • All ages welcome
  • Fishing License Required


The friendly and knowledgeable guides on the team at Steamboat Springs Guided Fishing Tours take great pride in making sure everyone is comfortable and able to focus on making the catch during their guided ice fishing tour. We are able to facilitate a fun and distraction-free experience by providing heated huts and some of the most advanced technology for ice fishing on the lake, including personal fish finders and underwater cameras that set you up for success. You will catch fish with us, we guarantee it.

Guided Ice Fishing


9:00am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm (3 hours)


$350 (1-2 people)
$50/additional person (up to 6 people*)

  • All ages welcome
  • Fishing License Required
  • Fully guided outfitters
  • All equipment bait and tackle included
  • Large heated fishing huts
  • Fish finders for each client
  • Shuttle: $100 (up to 6 people)

*If you have a party of 6 or more, you will need to book multiple trips. Just give us a call for special arrangements, we’ll be happy to accommodate your needs!


Contact Us

If you are interested in booking through Steamboat Springs Fishing Guides, feel free to email us or call us. We would be happy to help with any questions you have about our fishing pakages and more.

Phone: 970-736-8342