About Aspen Trout Guides
Aspen Trout Guides has been offering adventures for experienced fishermen, those looking for a relaxing day fishing on the rivers in Aspen, and families who are exploring all that Aspen, Colorado has to offer, since 1981. Because our guides cater specifically to your fishing experience and expectations we can offer you a unique and one of a kind experience. have the pleasure of knowing the area well, including the Roaring Fork, Blue, Geneva rivers and many others. We take pride in providing you with the best fishing locations in Aspen.
Our years of experience allow us to offer trips that no other companies can offer. As professional anglers we have fished and navigated the creeks, reservoirs, rivers and lakes. Most importantly, we can supply everything you need for a fun filled day, including fishing rods, waders, hooks, and bait. To ensure that your day is complete, we also provide delicious lunch for your whole group.
Aspen Trout Guides offer half-day, full-day, and overnight fishing trips booking is available here.
The Best Fishing Locations Aspen
Aspen Trout Guides is one of the only guided tours where you can fish some of the most exclusive bodies of water in the Aspen area. Based on extensive White River National Forest permit, we can take you to locations including:
- Frying Pan, Roaring Fork rivers
- Maroon, Castle & Hunter creeks
- Lakes like Thomas, Blue, Petroleum, Anderson, Diemer, Seller, Geneva, Siberia, Little Gem, Terrell, Granite and Ruedi, Grizzly & Lost Man reservoirs.
Meet Our Guides
Scott NicholsMy grandmother taught me to fly fish in the Black Hills of South Dakota on my summer vacations. My father taught me the love of the outdoors fishing in northern Minnesota in my childhood. My highlight is to watch a person pick out a fly, tie it on and present it in a manner that the fish will rise to it. Through fly fishing I’ve had the pleasure to meet some truly amazing people in some incredible places.
I’ve been a fly fishing guide in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2015. My father, Andy, moved to Aspen in 1960 and at a young age began fishing the Frying Pan and the Roaring Fork River, which is where I now guide. Growing up in South Florida, fishing has been in my DNA from day one. My father would take me bass fishing in the local golf course ponds after school almost everyday. On the weekends, we would take our skiff out and head down to Miami or the Keys to chase tarpon, permit, sharks, & barracuda on the flats.
Upon graduating from Lynn University with a business degree in 2016, I soon moved to NYC to work at a creative agency. A year later, I realized big, noisy cities were not for me and I needed to get back to the mountains where I now call home. In 2020, my father and I started a fishing/hunting podcast called “Mill House Podcast” that has gained a lot of traction in the past year. Throughout the years, I have fished in Alaska, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Belize, Bahamas, Australia, & New Zealand.
Originally from the seacoast area of New Hampshire, I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2018. I am an avid outdoorsman — former rock climbing and mountaineering guide turned fisherman. While I enjoy all types of fishing, I take special interest in Euro nymphing and hiking out to alpine lakes to fish. When I’m not casting a rod, I’m out skiing or camping in the desert.
Alex GordonI was been born and raised here in Aspen, and I learned how to fly fish here in the valley at 6 years old. I have been on the river as much as possible ever since. I enjoying showing other people the fishing, rivers, and lakes that I love and watching them become as enthralled as I am.
I’ve been fly fishing in the valley since 1984. I have gained a reputation in the fly fishing industry as an award winning fly fishing author, TV producer/host, guide and film consultant for projects like A River Runs Through It and Netflix’s OZARK. I love getting all levels of fly fishers on the water to learn more about the river and the sport as well as where and how to catch the big one!
My journey as a fly fisherman started young with my grandfather in Illinois. But I really became dedicated to the sport in middle school, when my family moved to Naples, Florida. I would go with my friends to bass pro shops in Fort Myers, where I learned how to tie flies and cast a 7wt from guys like Drew Chicone. I ran around south Florida chasing Peakcock bass, largemouth, snook, redfish, and juvenile tarpon.
In college I was heavily focused on golf. However being in Colorado Springs, I found fly fishing always on my mind. I eventually made my way to the Rockies as a golf pro, where I spent 5 years teaching golf, snowboarding, and really learning to fish these rivers.
Last summer, I decided to stop teaching golf and go all in with guiding fishing. I love to teach, as I teach snowboarding, skiing, and golf. In my free time I love to play music, tie flies, and float the river.
What to Do in Aspen
Since 1977, they have been providing guests with skiing, rock climbing, alpine, ice sports, and more with a team of experienced professionals who have won international awards and credentials that are second to none.
Offers hunting trips that include overnight guided experiences on horseback and Montana-style pack trips. Located in Marble, Co. their team of professionals are courtesy and encouraging, and like nothing better than to see a guest bring home exactly what they set out for.
Since 1996, this non-profit organization was founded to inspire people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. Visitors can see local events and educational and outreach programs.
There are so many adventures that wait you in in Aspen from winter skiing to white water rafting and world-class food to culture and arts. Plan your Aspen, Colorado trip today.