Fishing Report: Lees Ferry walk-in fishing remains excellent
There are several reports that fishing in the lower 3 mile walk-in section of Lees Ferry — Arizona’s premier blue-ribbon trout fishery below Glen Canyon Dam — has been excellent.
Lees Ferry Anglers, for one, rates walk-in fishing at a 6/10 and the upriver fishing a 7/10.
Walk-in fishing report at Lees Ferry
The Lees Ferry Anglers report explains:
“The walk in is fishing good, as it has been all year. With the higher water, there is not as much wading access to much of boulder field all the way down to the Paria. The deeper water straight across from the big rock has been producing the best. With the low water, you don’t have to get out very far and the drift is nice and slow. The fish are stacked in those deep pockets from the big rock down to the straight away. The straight away has also been fishing well, as long as you can roll cast (due to the trees right on the bank). Traditional nymphing in these two spots has been very effective. San Juan worms and midges have been the go-to flies. When the water rises, olive and black Wooly Buggers have been working well from the riffle down to the confluence of the Paria River. Keep in mind that the water flows are lower on the weekends and the fishing will likely be better in the lower flows.”