San Miguel Fly Fishing

DOLORES RIVER AND SAN MIGUEL RIVER

Colorado fly fishing on the San Miguel is one of the state’s best kept and newest trout fishing secret for anglers. Expert opinion is that “it’s the highest quality fly fishing destination in the state.” 3-4 days : May – June (raft) or June – Sept (canoe)

Cast yourself in a new direction on a Colorado fly fishing vacation (or spin fishing trip) on the San Miguel with Dvorak Expeditions. We offer float fishing trips on some of the wildest and most productive trout fishing waters in the West on six rivers in Colorado, Idaho and Utah including on those awarded “Gold Medal” status by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Dolores River and the Gunnison Gorge on the Gunnison River.

Come Colorado fly fishing or spin fishing for a half day or up to 5 days. We are happy to customize your San Miguel fly fishing experience to give you the best value and variety in western trout fishing. Our fishing guides are experienced professionals who know the best spots to fish depending on the specific river and time you choose to cast off. Our San Miguel fly fishing guides and boats are set up specially for a maximum of two anglers. We use inflatable rafts as our craft of choice but also have drift boat “Dories” available by special arrangement on certain rivers. You are welcome to bring your waders for wade/walk fishing near camp or offshore during the day.

Our Colorado fly fishing trips on the San Miguel are fully catered including all boating equipment, delicious meals and beverages. Once on shore, we take care of the camp chores and cooking while you kick-back or keep on fishing to your heart’s content. Fishing reels, rods, flies and gear we recommend you use can be rented from us or you are welcome to bring your own. A valid fishing license must also be purchased in the state you wish to fish in which we are happy to help you with.

A little rusty? Check out our Fly Fishing Clinics.

SAN MIGUEL RIVER: (CO) 1 Day Guided Raft Float Fishing
RAFT FLOAT FISHING Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): Headwaters in Telluride to the confluence of the Dolores is 72 miles. A good fast waters for excellent Trout fishing given the sections and conditions of the water run off each seasonal period. (May – July) Wade/walk options later in the summer. Rafts are set up with 2 anglers per raft and custom fishing guide. Custom trout fishing trips in Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). Colorado fishermen will need Colorado licenses for all days that you are fishing. Ages under 12 years not required.
The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.
NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

Duration: 9 hours

From $229 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

Fly Fishing fish in net
SAN MIGUEL RIVER: (CO) 3 Day Guided Raft Float Fishing
RAFT FLOAT FISHING Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): Headwaters in Telluride to the confluence of the Dolores is 72 miles. A good fast waters for excellent Trout fishing given the sections and conditions of the water run off each seasonal period. (May – July) Wade/walk options later in the summer. Rafts are set up with 2 anglers per raft and custom fishing guide. Custom trout fishing trips in Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). Colorado fishermen will need Colorado licenses for all days that you are fishing. Ages under 12 years not required.
The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.
NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

Duration: 3 days

From $689 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

Fly Fishing near rock