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Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse is located just 10 minutes from downtown Durango. With spectacular views and a healthy population of Trout and Kokanee, Lake Nighthorse is a great spot for anglers.  The lake is home to both rainbow and brown trout of every size. Trips on lake nighthorse are done on either a motor boat or drift boat. 


What To Bring

9ft 5-6 weight rods are recommended (all rods and reels provided if needed)


Colorado Fishing license. You can purchase a license online.


Food, drinks and water for the day. (plenty of cooler space on the boat)


Good polarized sunglasses

Hat with brim to help block sunlight


Warm layers such as long underwear and jackets


Waterproof layers (both jacket and pants) are recommended


Face tubes and thin gloves are recommended for sun and bug

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Lake Nighthorse Guided Trip Rates 

Full day $500 1-2 anglers (Everything included except fishing license, Food and drinks and Guide gratuity).

Half day $400 1-2 anglers.

Group trips available.


Deposit of $200 per day taken upon booking. If the trip is cancelled due to weather or before 30 days then the deposit will be returned. If the trip is cancelled within 30 days of trip the deposit will be held. 


We accept cash, checks as well as all major credit cards. 3.5% processing fee will be added to all credit card purchases.


Contact captain Derek Ems through email or phone for availability and to book your trip.


Phone: 303-638-3378



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