Big Ed’s is proud to offer guided half day ice fishing trips in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. These ice fishing trips are perfect for families with young children, bachelor parties, corporate functions, and people who just want the ultimate outdoor experience. No experience is needed. We’ll cater to novice to avid anglers alike. Our trips are a chance to wrangle a monster Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout. These fish are abundant in the waters here in Summit County and Breckenridge, Colorado. If you are seeking Arctic Char, we are one of two bodies of water in the lower 48 states where these elusive fish can be found. Add this trip to your bucket list and if you are lucky enough to catch Arctic Char, you’ll have bragging rights for life.
Big Ed's is proud to offer guided half day ice fishing trips in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. These ice fishing trips are perfect for families with young children, bachelor parties,...
The lakes we fish are open to sport fishing year round, but our ice fishing trips will only be conducted when there is sufficient ice thickness to safely access the fisheries. Conditions vary from year to year, but ice thickness is usually sufficient by late November or early December, and then holds up well through March. We often have long sunny days in March – ideal conditions for taking ice fishing pictures. If you schedule a trip early or late in our winter season and Fishtale River Guides determines lake ice conditions are unsafe or risky, the trip will be canceled and any money you may have paid will be refunded.
Most of our winter ice fishing trips will be guided on the Kepler Bradley Lakes State Recreation Area located minutes from Palmer, Wasilla, and Anchorage, Alaska. These fertile lakes are stocked with king salmon, silver salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char – Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and are some of the top fish producing lakes in the Matanuska – Susitna Valley and South central Alaska. Fishtale River Guides owner, Andy Couch, lives near the Kepler – Bradley Lakes and has been catching rainbow trout from these lakes since 1971. In addition, Fishtale River Guides will also guide ice fishing trips on additional road accessible Mat-Su Valley Lakes.