Phone Number 407-350-7977
Fly Fishing Rivers, Streams and Lakes in
Pagosa Springs, CO
Piedra River Anglers in Pagosa Springs offers a wide variety of fly fishing trips targeting all main species of trout with a guide. We have both private and public water options and offer both half day fly fishing trips and full day fly fishing trips. You have the option to choose a wade trip through rivers, streams and creeks as well as kick tube trips on lakes and other still water right in Pagosa Springs, CO. You also have the choice of a fly fishing in a drift boat on lakes and still water. Piedra River Anglers also has partners with whom you can take overnight trips on horse back into a high mountain lake if desired! We offer trips both on state waters and National Forest waters. Click on the "book now" button for pricing and availability. There is an additional $75 private land fee charged at checkout per person for private water access.
Fly Fishing for Northern Pike and/or Common Carp
Piedra River Anglers offers fly fishing for both pike and carp using fly rods on the beautiful and massive Navajo Reservoir near Pagosa Springs. We fly fish from the deck of a bass boat and both fish can usually be targeted in the same day if desired. Pike trips are offered all year except during the months of July-August as these fish are very water temperature sensitive. These trips unfortunately ARE NOT beginner friendly. Northern Pike are extremely hard to catch and are labeled the fish of 1000 casts but Navajo Reservoir has GIANT Pike. Carp trips are a bit more beginner friendly but man do those fish fight hard! Common Carp are fast becoming a highly desired game fish. Click the "book now" button for pricing and additional information.
Con. Permit 621 & 622
Float Fishing near Pagosa Springs, CO
Piedra River Anglers offers float trips, fly fishing from drift boats and rafts on the San Juan River tailwater near Pagosa Springs, CO and on local lakes in the nearby area. This is a great option if hiking is a concern or if you want to see more of the river or surrounding lake! A lot of times this is also the best option during early summer when the rivers are too high to wade fish safely and efficiently. We have spent the majority of our time and energy working on this technical sport. Our knowledge comes earned on the water and we have the strong desire to help others learn to enjoy these waters while respecting them as well! Click on the "book now" button for pricing and availability.
Ice Fishing in Pagosa Springs, CO
The guides at Piedra River Anglers were the first ones to offer guided ice fishing trips in Pagosa Springs! We have the proper equipment to make these trips fun and successful! Piedra River Anglers has exclusive private leases which produce elusive and hard to catch GIANT trophy trout as well as lakes that produce smaller fish in more numbers. We can either drive up to our fishery or we can snowshoe in to a high mountain lake for a full winter experience! When choosing which ice fishing trip is right for you and your group, please keep in mind that landing trophy fish is not easy and typically tougher for children. For access to our private leases, the land owner charges $75 per person which will be added and collected at checkout.
Jamie Aponte. Jamie is the founder and owner/operator of Piedra River Anglers. His love for fly fishing is something he wants to share with every person who is willing to put in the work. Fly Fishing is after all, the most technical and difficult method of fishing and this is why Jamie can't get enough of it! Fly fishing taught him that fishing isn't just about poking fish. With the sport, there comes an understanding behind the conservation and preservation of our local waters. This is something Jamie teaches on every guide trip and he is excited to share these things with you! His love of fishing came on at an early age in Puerto Rico as a young boy out fishing with his family, mainly his father. After coming stateside, he continued to fish and learned what it means to be an outdoorsman. His parents spent many summers taking the family rafting, camping, hiking, and fishing in the Smokey Mountains and this inevitably created an addiction that brought Jamie out west. Finding Pagosa Springs on accident, he is here to stay and lives to spread his love of fly fishing and conservation to anyone who is willing to listen.
Brad Rivas. Or B-Rad as we all like to call out to him since this nickname seems to fit him so much better. B-Rad was born and raised in the paradise that is known to all of us as Pagosa Springs, CO. He made the mistake of moving away for a very short time and came back with a longing to be submersed in his home roots. B-Rad is a husband and father. These are two roles that he takes very seriously and that fills his heart with joy. But B-Rad will also tell you that the woods, rivers, streams, and mountains of the surrounding area are almost just as much a part of his heart as his family. A true outdoorsman, B-Rad hunts deer and elk, bass fishes, has been fly fishing for trout since he was little tyke, but his favorite fish to poke on the fly right now would probably be the Northern Pike. With a massive amount of true Pagosa Springs native knowledge, B-Rad will show you a good time while leaving you with many more incredible activities to check out while you're in town!
This is Weston Clark. Weston is a true jack of all trades. I mean, the amount of different things this guy is into and has true knowledge of is crazy. I bet the first thing you don't think is, "Hey! I bet that guy is as good under the hood of car as he is on the wtaer!" Well, he is. He is obsessed with the outdoors in just about any way, shape, or form. And ladies... he's single! Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Weston brings a smile and an extremely positive attitude that is infectious to everyone nearby and he's come to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to show you around the river! Weston spends his summers on the water fly fishing and most of the winter on the slopes of Wolf Creek Ski area right here in magical Pagosa Springs. He is very close to his family and has gained a very large amount of knowledge of the area and loves to share that knowledge with our guests on the water or even at dinner after a long day stomping around our rivers and streams. Get to know Weston and you might just gain a friend for life!
Meet Bryan Smith. There has never been another quite like this gentleman. Born and raised in the southern parts of Georgia, Bryan is sure to win over the most hesitant of customer with his southern charm. Bryan has been a part of this family and team since the very beginning and has expanded his knowledge of art of fly fishing with summers in Colorado while the rest of the year he in Bozeman, Montana. There many different techniques and styles to this sport and Bryan has spent his young post college life trying to learn everything he can about catching trout on the fly. His eagerness to help those just starting out understand the pure joy that is fly fishing will have each and every one of you wanting for more! Bryan can help most anyone at any skill level, whether you are the green never ever or the expert world traveler fly fisher. He is a friend to be made and is waiting to get out on the water with you soon!