The ResourceThe Lodge and Ranch at Chama offers some of the best trout fishing in the West, whether on one of a dozen high-country lakes or on over 12 miles of pristine mountain streams.
From tiny rivulets to spring creeks to high canyon rivers and over a dozen lakes that hold Browns, Brookies, Rainbows, and Cutthroats, the fishing here at Chama will leave you entranced.
This is an experience which will remain fixed in your memory for the rest of your days. Chama may well be the finest trout fishing destination you have ever experienced, one of the few places in the world where you can fish for the exquisite and elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat, a very unique strain that we have gone to great lengths to re-introduce back into their native habitat here in the San Juan Mountains.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran who brings your own custom tied flies, or a relative newcomer to fly fishing, you and your companions can and will catch trout here. Trout that will remain a part of your experience and your spirit long after you have returned them to the waters from which they sprung.
StreamsFrom the upper Poso Creek to the high canyon headwaters of the Brazos River to the broad expanse of the Poso Valley, the opportunities abound for stream fishing here at Chama. Here at Chama our streams hold Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Cutt’bows, Rainbow Trout, and the rare and elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or a relative newcomer to the sport, you can and WILL catch trout here.
LakesHere at Chama, we have over a dozen high country lakes which hold heavy bodied 16 to 30 inch trout which will truly test your fishing skills. These trophies are an integral part of
why the Lodge and Ranch at Chama has earned and maintains a reputation for fishing excellence that is second to none.
Trips and PricingGUIDED FISHING & LODGING:
2022 Pricing: $615 per person ($325 per person per day for fishing plus $290 per person per day for lodging (double occupancy)
2023 Pricing: $680 per person ($360 per person per day for fishing plus $320 per person per day for lodging (double occupancy)
Other activities offered at the ranch are hiking, sporting clays and ranch tours at the $615/$680 per person rate.
WILDLIFE TOURS/RANCH TOURS:
2022 Pricing: $200 per truck (4 people maximum)
2023 Pricing: $300 per truck (4 people maximum)
Deluxe Suites: Additional $200 per day per Suite ( 4 Suites)
Single Occupancy upgrade: Additional $100 per day per room (Subject to availability)
GUIDED RANCH DAY FISHING:
2022 Pricing: $425 per person per day (minimum of 2 guests) picnic lunch included.
2023 Pricing: $450 per person per day (minimum of 2 guests) picnic lunch included.
There is a 2 (under 18 inches) trout per person, per day limit, non-cumulative, for those who wish to retain fish.
Fly fishing is catch and release, no limit. All fishing is with single barbless hooks only.
Fishing License Fees:
2022 Pricing: $35 per person (Valid for Calendar Year)
2023 Pricing: $45 per person (Valid for Calendar Year)
All activities are guided and we do not offer Half Day Rates!
CAST & BLAST:
2022 Pricing: $715 per person per day.
2023 Pricing: $750 per person per day.
Late August only (Fish & Grouse). Lodging, gourmet meals and complimentary bar is included.
Limit is up to 2 grouse per person per day. License Fees are $45 for fishing license and $60 for grouse license.
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