If you love to fish, make sure you add Lee’s Ferry to your bucket list. Known as one of the best locations in the West for trout fishing, Lee’s Ferry offers majestic red sandstone cliffs and miles of crystal-clear water. Stocked with more than 20,000 trout from 14 to 22 inches long, it truly is a fisherman’s dream. And with the water staying around 47° F year-round, you can plan your fishing trip whenever you like.
Located in Northern Arizona, at the head of the Grand Canyon, this 16-mile section of the Colorado River is a beautiful and secluded place to fish. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Those unfamiliar with the area can hire an outfitter to guide them to the premium fishing spots and select the proper equipment and techniques.
This is a catch and release area for rainbow trout with anglers either fishing from shore or out on boats. Paddle out to sandbars, backwaters, or eddies, and fly-fish using nymphs, midges, or scuds. The rainbow trout love hiding in the weeds and an extended drift technique will lure them out. Spin casting with barbless lures is another common technique used to catch fish from 13 to 17 inches.
While rainbow trout is catch and release, the National Park Service will pay you to catch and keep brown trout.
Lee’s Ferry at Glen Canyon Fish:
Lee’s Ferry at Glen Canyon boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lee’s Ferry at Glen Canyon.