Morrow Point Reservoir / Black Canyon of The Gunnison River

Fishing The Black Canyon of the Gunnison on 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 Mesas Dam and is Home to some of the most amazing fishing and scenery in Colorado. I guide fishing on Morrow Point from May into September and fish for Kokanee Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbows, Lake Trout,  Brookies, and a few kinds of Cut Throat’s. Catch em’ all in the 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. Please contact Ryan VanLanen for info strait from the guide..





The scenery on Morrow Point is enough for quite a few of the regulars we have back year after year!





Morrow Point Guide Trip

The Morrow Point guide trip is permitted, owned and operated by the Elk Creek Marina. This is the only guide service on the reservoir and is the only way to go on a guided trip there. All reservations/payments go through ECM.  I have been guiding morrow point trips for elk creek marina for the past 16 seasons and am proud to be one of just a few guides.  As one of the guides please feel free to contact me for any info and my open dates. You’ll not regret booking this trip. It’s an absolute must do for every Coloradian, fisherman or not!

The day begins meeting at The top of Pine Creek Trail (25mi west of Gunnison on hyw 50) in the early morning. From here we HIKE down the 237 stairs (and back up at the end of the day) and 1/2 mile of flat trial along the Gunnison river to the boat dock. Let the fun begin. We will be on the water 8 hours fishing various techniques for various differnt species of fish. We cast Jigs and lures with spinning gear, we troll downriggers and lead line and we fly fish. No experinece necessery to catch fish with us.

Prices for 2018 season

Full day of fishing up to 8-9 hour on water. Boats hold up to six people per boat (2 boats).  All trips include all necessary fishing shipment, coolers with ice and drinking water, cleaning and bagging of the days catch.. 

What you need to bring: Vaild fishing liciences for anybody that will be fishing, your food for the day, any drinks you want, proper clothing (rain gear), any fishing gear you want to use and a good attitude.

1 or 2 people=$450.00       5 people =$ 735.00

3 pe ople   =  $550.00     6 people =$ 820.oo

4 people  =  $650.00



We fish off of pontoon boats. A 2017, 22′ Angler Quest fishing machine! The “Hold My Beer”







The “Don’t Act Like You Don’t Want To” a 20′ boat with full top and extra comfortable seating

Fly Fishing Morrow Point

We offer still water Fly Fishing  on Morrow Point Res. It is very successful as most of the fishes diet is bugs. We fish Top water, sub surface and sinking line set ups. We have 2  6wt Scott fly rod/Ross Reels set ups for you to use. Colorado Fly fisherman, put this on your must do list now!!