- Afternoon Trip
- Morning Trip with Lunch
Fish Our Private Lake!
Enjoy a day at our private trout lake nestled in the spectacular Pando Valley at Camp Hale just a short drive from Vail. Our lake has rainbow trout of all sizes. If you are lucky, you can get the “Colorado Grand Slam” of 4 trout species: rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat in the Camp Hale basin. Nova Guides lake is fed by Watson Creek and natural springs. We always have water to fish when area rivers are blown out, too warm or too high to fish. We require our guides to be used on our private water, and they will have all the gear you need.
Our lake is catch & release only. Fly fishing only.
Dry flies, nymphing, and streamer fishing all produce fish from our waters. We require single pinched or barbless hooks, no bait is allowed, and all trout are catch and release. If the weather turns inclement or you get hungry, you may enjoy lunch and refreshments at McAllister’s Grill in our Lodge at Camp Hale.
Want to learn to play fish better? Interested in learning specialty casts like double haul or spey? Love to fish drys? Our private water is the perfect place to improve techniques in a relaxed, private environment that is loaded with trophy fish.
Nova Guides Professional Fly Fishing Guides are available to book for beginner or novice anglers. A guided tour includes all necessary equipment, fishing rods, flies, waders, and transportation. Guided guests have primary access to private water.
Private waters are only available with our fly fishing guides. Our guides will supply the rods, tackle, and gear!