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Meet Our Master Fishermen Ryan VanLanen

Ryan has been guiding open water fishing on these beautiful reservoirs for more than ten seasons now! Spending over 150 days a year fishing these reservoirs. 

Elk Creek Marina Fishing Guides have the knowledge, resources, experience, passion and commitment to producing the best quality fishing trips available.

Ryan VanLanen shown below  in 2016 with  46 7/8" Lake Trout.

A Colorado Catch & Release Record.

Fish Morrow Point Reservoir

Welcome to the head waters of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison! Morrow Point Reservoir is a Hydro-Dam located 11 miles down river from Blue Mesa Dam and is home to some of the most amazing fishing and scenery in Colorado. Guided fishing on Morrow Point Reservoir is available from mid May into September, only through Elk Creek Marina. We fish for Kokanee Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbows, Lake Trout, Brookies, and a few kinds of Cut Throat’s. Catch em’ all in a day and it’s “MP Grand Slam”. This guided fishing trip can truly be a trip of a lifetime and is considered by most the “Best Fishing Tour” in Colorado.

Contact Fish Blue Mesa


Elk Creek Marina Guided Fishing Services provide fishing trips on Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the US, and for the more adventurous and very hearty there is Morrow Point Reservoir in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, with Elk Creek Marina being the only motorized fishing guided outfitter on this reservoir.  

These bodies of water are located on the Gunnison River in Gunnison, Colorado and are home to a variety of fish species:  Trophy Lake Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbows, Browns and even Perch. The Gunnison River, from 200 yards downstream of Crystal Dam all the way through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the North Fork is designated Gold Medal & Wild Trout Water. This designation is given to the lakes and streams of Colorado that offer the greatest potential for trophy trout fishing.

2019 Prices

Blue Mesa Reservoir Guided Fishing

Includes: Tackle, Fishing Gear,  Fuel, Cleaning Daily Catch.  

2 people $400

3 people $450

4 people $500

Full day is 6 hours

Half day available.‍‍‍

2019 Prices

Morrow Point Guided Fishing

Includes: Tackle, Fishing Gear,  Fuel, Cleaning Daily Catch.  

2 people $500

3 people $600

4 people $700

$75 per additional person. Max/ppl: 8

Rent 2 Boats $1400. Max/ppl: 12

Our Marinas Do Not Sell Fishing Licenses

1. Go to the website: and purchase your fishing lice‍‍‍nse there. Print off the confirmation and carry that with you while fishing until your regular license arrives in the mail at which time you should carry your issued license while fishing. Day licenses are available also.

2. You can also purchase a fishing license over the phone by calling the toll free number: 1 800 244 5613.  Write the confirmation number and data purchased on a piece of paper and carry it with you while fishing until your regular license arrives in the mail at which time you should carry your issued license while fishing. License is required for all persons age 16 and over.

3. Fishing licenses can also be purchased in Gunnison at Walmart or Gene Taylors. Additionally Gunnison Lakeside Resort, a 5 minute drive from the marina sells fishing licenses as well.  

Gunnison is nearest community to our Adventure Pods. This is the place to come for groceries, gas and other supplies. The downtown area is thriving with restaurants, galleries and boutique shops. It is also home to Western State Colorado University. 

Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest reservoir boasting 96 miles of shoreline. The reservoir, located within walking distance from our Pods offers a great place for fishing, boating and water activities. This is Colorado's Waterfront Playground.

Crested Butte historical roots are still visible in this cool mountain town at the north end of Gunnison Valley. Home to the Crested Butte Ski Area this area is known for excellent winter skiing and summer outdoor activities. It is only about an hour from our campground and a nice way to spend a summer afternoon.

No matter what direction you go in from our Adventure Pods you will find plenty of incredible mountain country to explore. Whether you are hiking, on horseback, 4-wheeling and ATV you will not be disappointed!

Professional Guided Fishing 
Blue Mesa & Morrow Point Reservoirs 

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, Colorado

Online Reservations Questions Only: 866-342-4664

Open Friday, April 30 Thru Saturday, October 2, 2021

Seasonal Closure October 3, 2021

Reservations are Open for Summer 2021

Elk Creek Marina: Open May 1 - September 30

Pappy’s Restaurant: Open Mid May - September 15

Curecanti National Recreation Area


Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and

NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.   

NOTE: NPS does not handle POD reservations.

Elk Creek Marina, LLC is concessionaire for Curecanti National Recreation Area