Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley by Steamboat Springs. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 820-acre reservoir providing renowned lake and river fishing. 

Join us at Stagecoach State Park, only 17 miles from Steamboat Springs, CO, for great trout and pike fishing, on our pontoon charter boats. Stagecoach Reservoir is well-known for its hard-hitting trout and Northern Pike fishing with large pike caught every year. There is also a growing population of Walleye. Stagecoach Reservoir is known for its fast-growing rainbows and a fantastic forage base.  All these factors combined allow Stagecoach to be a great place to wrangle a monster trout or pike. Our 22 ft pontoon charter boats are the perfect platform for targeting these fish and can cater a trip that will please everyone from the avid angler to the entire family. With it’s proximity to Steamboat, Stagecoach offers a great way to view a mountain lake in style while catching the fish of a lifetime. On a Big Ed’s Fishing Trip, we provide everything (Tackle, Rods, Reels, Etc.)

The only thing we do not provide is a one-day fishing license available online.

Big Ed’s Fishing Ventures offers both half and full day trips.


Half Day Prices, 4hr.

1-2 People-$300.00

3 People-$375.00

4-6 People-$425.00

Full Day 8hr.

1-2 People-$550.00

3- People-$675.00

4-6 People-$750.00


We cater to the novice angler to the experienced, avid angler alike. The whole family will love Big Ed’s! We specialize in teaching youngsters to fish and enjoying the beauty of our Colorado mountains.

Party On?

Got a bachelor party coming up? Family reunion? Corporate team building? Big Ed’s is the perfect choice for all get-togethers. Let us arrange the entire event for you and your party.

Go ahead and bring snacks and drinks and we provide coolers on the boat.

What Kind of Fishing Will We do?

“Retrieval” type lure fishing with open face rods and reels or “spin fishing” as it’s commonly called. Or if you prefer to simply contemplate life and stare off into the amazing vistas that our trips offer, that’s quite alright too.

What Kind of Fish Can We Catch?

You’ll be fishing for Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Walleye, and Northern Pike.

Steamboat Springs offers an extraordinary mix of both western history and vistas that most dream about. From mining to legendary scenery, the Stagecoach Reservoir offers it all.