Benefits of an Overnight Float Fishing Trip

Overnight Float Fishing Trips

Our overnight float fishing trips provide a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the river. This adventure allows you to catch wild brown and rainbow trout while enjoying the serene surroundings and camping under the stars. The upper Colorado River, set in the picturesque high plateau of north central Colorado, offers a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. Read below to learn more about the benefits of an overnight float trip with Kirks Flyshop.

anglers float down the Colorado River on a fly fishing trip

Kirks Takes Care of All The Details

Upon arrival at our Colorado fly shop, you’ll check in and meet your experienced Colorado fly fishing guides for your overnight float fishing trip. After reaching the put-in point, all your gear will be packed into dry bags, and the boat will be prepared for the expedition.  The overnight float trip provides ample time to cover more river miles than a single-day excursion, giving you the chance to explore new sections of the river and discover hidden gems along the way.

Your Colorado fly fishing adventure begins with a few hours of float fishing before stopping for lunch. The fishing will continue as you make your way down the river, eventually reaching the campsite for the evening. Here, you can choose to wade fish, relax around the camp, or simply unwind while your guide sets up camp and prepares a delicious dinner. An evening hatch or gathering around the campfire adds to the enchanting ambiance.

Large rainbow trout with vibrant red stripe in an angler's hand

High-Quality Fly Fishing

Colorado River fly fishing features a diverse range of fish, including wild brown and rainbow trout in the ten to seventeen-inch range, with occasional catches exceeding twenty inches. Native mountain whitefish also provide exciting angling opportunities. The river boasts abundant insect hatches with tricos, salmonflies, caddis, PMDs, and various other aquatic flies enticing the trout. Late summer brings excellent hopper fishing, while streamer enthusiasts will find success with well-placed patterns. Throughout the trip, there will be opportunities to stop and fish from the shore in promising runs that cannot be overlooked.

a grill with meat and vegetables while camping

All Food and Equipment Provided

We provide all meals and necessary equipment on our overnight float fishing trips, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Your Colorado fly fishing guides will take care of cooking and setting up camp, allowing you to unwind and disconnect from the daily routine. And don’t worry, we’re happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions and/or preferences.

An overnight float fly fishing trip on the Colorado River is an unforgettable adventure that combines the thrill of angling with the tranquility of nature. It allows you to explore new stretches of the river, experience the magic of its diverse fish population, and create lasting memories in the heart of Colorado’s stunning landscapes. So, pack your gear, disconnect from the world, and embark on a journey that promises both excitement and serenity on the captivating Colorado River.

Have questions about guided Colorado River fly fishing float trips? Give our Colorado fly shop a call, we’re happy to help!