We guide on some of NE Colorado premier fisheries including:
BOYD, NORTH STERLING, JUMBO, JACKSON
These lakes provide some great action with the chance at true trophy sized fish. Target species in these lakes are - walleye, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, wipers, trout and catfish.
Trips last 6 hrs and cost $400 for 1-2 anglers, $50 additional for a 3rd angler
Night fishing excursions
Night fishing can be an exciting time to hit the water - some of the biggest fish in a lake come out to play when the sun goes down. We target walleye, catfish and occassionally white bass after dark.
Trips last 4 hrs and cost $350 for 1-2 anglers, $50 additional for a 3rd angler.
Fall Fishing from Sept. 6 - Nov. 30
Fall is when fish really put on the feed bag, this can lead to catching some of the trophy sized fish. Fish really start to concentrate as the fall progresses and can lead to great numbers once the schools are located.
Trips run $350 for 5 hours for 1-2 anglers, $50 additional for a third angler.
Shore fishing on private waters
We've got access to 2 difference private ponds/ditches that have a good population of quality largemouth bass - average size in 13-16" with a chance at fish exceeding 5 lbs. Very limited number of trips run each year to ensure the highest quality fishing possible. one of these spots is a prime location for fly fishing for carp!
Trips run 3 hrs and cost $225 for 1 angler, $125 for a second angler.
Conventional tackle and gear is provided.
Usually starting about Jan. 1 and running while fishable ice remains, ice fishing is a great way to enjoy a few hours in middle of winter. We have a heat ice shelter when needed to stay warm and all the proper ice fishing gear is provided.
Trips run $150 for 4 hours, 1 angler, $75 each addiitonal for angler up to 3.
Contact us about larger groups.
Brad's been fishing the waters of central and northern Colorado for over 40 years and has been active in the fishing industry for over 30. Through this period he's had the opportunity to spend time with many of the big names of the fishing industry and Colorado sports scene. Brad and his fishing partners are accomplished tournament anglers with more top 10 finishes and team of the year honors than any other anglers fishing Colorado walleye tournament over the past 7 years. Brad received a fishery biology degree from Colorado State University and uses this knowledge daily to help locate and catch more fish. Brad is a member of the National Professional Angler Assocation #225
TO BOOK A TRIP OR ANY QUESTIONS
CALL OR TEXT 303-829-3998
I am aware that people are concerned for the health and safety of themselves and others during this period of Covid 19/Corona virus. Here are the policies we are implimenting for the time being.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type and size of boat will we be fishing out of?
I fish out of an 18' Lund Pro-V powered by a Mercury motor. Able to fish 3 comfortably.
What is provided on a trip?
We provide all the fishing gear needed, livebait if needed, boat safety gear, bug spray, cooler with ice and water - you can bring snack or other non-alcoholic beverages, fish cleaning.
What do anglers need to bring?
Fishing license (if required), sunscreen, proper clothing (including raingear), additional food or water, camera to take lots of pics, and PPE (if desired or maybe required based on CO rules at the time)
How do I book a trip and is there a deposit required?
To book a trip you can call or text us at 303/829-3998. We will discuss what dates you're interested in or what specie you want to catch. There is a $100 deposit to hold a date, this can be done over the phone or sent in the mail.
Do I need to be a seasoned/skilled angler?
No. We take everyone from first time anglers to experienced tournament anglers out on trips. I actually really enjoy teaching beginning anglers how to catch more fish.
Can we keep fish?
Yes, we allow each angler to keep enough fish for a meal. Usually 2-3 depending on the species we are targeting and regulations for that lake. We will clean the fish and put them in a plastic bag for trnsport.
Are kids welcome?
Yes. I've spent many year teaching kids to fish and enjoy having them on the boat fishing. Sometimes it's even easier to have someone else teach certain techniques to your child.
Do you have any deal for people booking multiple trip in a season?
Yes. We've got a Fisherman Package, that includes tackle pack and a discount for anglers wanting to book 3 or more trips a season. Please call for more information.
Where will we meet?
Normally we meet at the boat ramp parking lot or the dock at the selected body of water.
Can we pick a specific species to target or technique to learn?
Yes, we may recommend the hottest bite but you are able to specifically ask to fish for one specie. I also enjoy teaching people how to become better anglers, so if there is something you want to learn let me know when booking the trip.
Can I bring my own tackle?
We have everything you will need (except fly fishing gear), if you'd like to bring your own rod and reel or a small tackle box you are more than welcome to if you want.
What is the cancelation policy for weather?
Weather is always changing in Colorado, if a trip is canceled prior to launching due to weather we will reschedule you or refund your trip.
What is the cancelation policy for health/illness?
If you call ahead to notify us you are sick we will reschedule your trip. If the guide determines any member of the party is sick at the time of meeting or at anytime during the trip the guide has the right to cancel the trip without a refund of any funds already paid. With the new Covid concerns we have to take this precaution for the members of the current trip and future guests.
Is Brad Petersen Outdoors licenced with the state of Colorado?
Yes. Brad Petersen Outdoors is a licensed outfitter in the state of Colorado lic. #3215, we are also bonded and insured. In addition, we have permits on all public waters that we guide on and permission/lease with the private lands.
Brad Petersen Outdoors
PO Box 940
Platteville, CO 80651
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"... we had a great time fishing with Brad. We each caught dozens of walleye and my brother caught a monster. Highly recommend creating a great memory with Brad. It will be with you forever."
"Had a greati time fishing with my daughter and Brad"
"... We went out to Jackson Lake and I caught my first wiper (and then 30 more!) and some tasty walleye. Brad is super knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. Went home with cleaned filets ready to eat! I definitely recommend him as a guide and can't wait to go out again!"