Owner, Operator of Alpine Fishing Adventures, one of our fishing guides, is a fourth generation Colorado native found out a a very young age he was fascinated with fishing. Even though Randy’s parents were not fisherman and the first choice for something fun to do was not to go fishing, they would always accommodate Randy’s enthusiasm for fishing. Randy’s parents tell stories of how once he got started fishing it was like pulling teeth to get him to leave his fishing hole. At age 12 Randy began fishing with his grandpa and together they explored dozens of Colorado’s fishing hot spots. At that time Randy found he had a special place in his heart for Lake Dillon. He was enamored with its beautiful setting and awesome brown trout fishing.
Upon graduating from high school Randy attended Western State College in Gunnison Colorado. Why did Randy pick Western Sate? Gunnison Colorado is a fishing paradise! Randy soon got a job at the local fishing store and began learning more and more about all facets of fishing. He became very familiar with Ice Fishing, Lake Fishing from a boat, and fly fishing. Once Randy graduated from College he stuck around Gunnison and began guiding walk wade fly fishing trips. He soon ran into challenges making a full income guiding, so he pursued a better income producing career and eventually started a steel construction business and later moved to Silverthorne where aside from Gunnison, he truly feels at home.
After 15 long years in steel construction Randy began to yearn for what really made him happy, and that was being on the water, sharing with others what he loves. That’s when in In 2014 Randy decided to apply what he learned in college and began Alpine Fishing Adventures. This has been a dream come true for Randy, sharing and teaching his passion to young people, beginners, and those who also just love to fish. Randy loves people and puts everything hes got into each and every outing.
Randy would love the chance to give it his all and help you catch some fish!
George is another of our fishing guides, born and raised in Wisconsin. George has been an avid angler since he was 4 years old. He spent the majority of his childhood chasing freshwater tail in the Midwest with his father. After guiding everything from trophy walleye on local rivers and lakes, to salmon and trout in the Great Lakes, as well as heading up ice fishing trips for clients in the Midwest, he moved to Summit County and became a fishing guide.
Being versed in so many kinds of fishing, George has since taken the time to learn Lake Dillon and most enjoys teaching anglers how to target and catch fish in an alpine setting. At first he couldn’t believe he had the opportunity to be a guide on Lake Dillon but quickly understood why it was his calling when he first set eyes on the lake and his mother told him that his brother is actually named after the lake.
When asked what a good day on the water is George responded, “As long as I have a line in the water, I am learning something new, and able to teach other people my passion, that is a good day on the water. For me fishing is all about spreading the love and sharing my passion with people.”
On his days off you can find him out on Lake Dillon soaking up the rays and targeting fish or exploring new water throughout Colorado living his dream. He also enjoys photography, hiking, hot springs, skiing, and camping.
With over 25 years of fishing under his belt, George would love to share his expertise with you on your next trip to Lake Dillon.
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