Gary with fish

Gary Burns

phone: 209-736-9557
cell: 209-559-3349

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Fire Fighter Trained in
Emergency Medical & CPR



"I have always been an avid stream fisherman until recently when I took my two boys fishing with Gary Burns. We fished New Melones Lake hoping to catch Kokanee. My youngest son told Gary that he had never caught a fish from a boat. Gary took us where the fish were biting and within a couple of hours we each had our limit. Seeing the smiles on both my sons’ and Gary’s face was priceless! Gary’s skill and determination to catch fish has been proven on all of the trips I have taken with him. Each trip I have caught my limit. If you are looking for a good time and want to make a lifelong friend with a great fisherman then book your next fishing trip with Gary and his “Take It to the Limit” Fishing Guide Service."

Fire Chief Shane Warner
Groveland Fire Department

"Just wanted to tell you the recent fishing outing I spent with you was awesome. You did a fantastic job. Not only was the fishing great, I really enjoyed spending the day on the water with you. Your boat and equipment were top rate. I felt more like I was fishing with a long time buddy. The thing that impressed me most was your concern for everyone's safety and comfort and secondly, that we were all having a good time. I had an incredible time! Thank you for making this one of the best fishing trips ever and a job well done."
Ray Clark


"My kids and I took a trip with Gary and had an amazing time. He had us on the fish quickly and knew his way around the lake. If you are looking for a low stress trip where you are taken care of by someone who knows fishing, then Gary is your guy." Jeff Berger



Experienced Guide

Relax and enjoy fishing with your guide Gary Burns of Angels Camp. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman since the age of ten, he has been fishing New Melones and Don Pedro Lakes since moving to Calaveras County twenty years ago. With all his fishing experience Gary knows the great spots and the right baits and lures "To Take It to the Limit!"  Photo: 10 lbs. 11 oz. German Brown on Lake New Melones)

boat and equipment

Gary takes you fishing in the very comfortable 2008 Alumaweld which boasts plenty of room. An all weather top lets you relax whether it rains or shines. Gary provides four Scotty down riggers, poles, and his reels are top of the line.

Lakes of the Mother Lode

Come and fish the lakes of the Mother Lode with Gary. His personal favorite is New Melones Lake. Kokanee fishing is great and this lake also has Rainbow and German Brown Trout. Don Pedro Lake is another great area lake which offers King Salmon, Kokanee, Rainbow and German Brown Trout. Lake Tullock offers good Rainbow action.

New Melones Lake

Links: Lake Info      Camping      Maps

Photos: "Taking it to the Limit" of Kokanee on New Melones Lake)

Don Pedro Lake

Links: Lake Info      Camping       Maps

(Photo: Kings and Kokahee on Lake Don Pedro)


  • Party of One: $175
  • Party of Two: $250
  • Party of Three: $375
  • Party of Four: $450

Prices are subject to change

What to Bring

  • CA Fishing License
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Ice Chest to keep catch fresh

Your catch will be cleaned and bagged for you!