When I was first introduced to Lees Ferry in 1982, I fell in love with the beautiful colored canyon walls and the crystal clear water. Not to mention the awesome Trophy Rainbow Trout. I immediately began fishing here on a regular basis and I have been guiding since 1987. There is no other place in the Western United States I would rather be than Lees Ferry. I love the challenge of putting my clients on these beautiful Rainbow Trout.
The water temperatures are consistently 46 to 48 degrees and the food supplies abundant year round - the trout are growing ½” to 1½” per year. Fish up to 21” have been caught and released this past year with an average 13” to 19” fish caught every day.
Lees Ferry is a world class Rainbow Trout fishery which includes the occasional Brown Trout. Fishing is awesome year around, our spawn starts in late December and goes through April.
|January - Excellent||24 / 45 F|
|February - Excellent||31 / 53 F|
|March - Excellent||36 / 61 F|
|April - Excellent||46 / 72 F|
|May - Good to Great||50 / 78 F|
|June - Good||54 / 85 F|
|July - Good||60 / 90 F|
|August - Good||65 / 100 F|
|September - Good to Great||55 / 85 F|
|October - Good to Great||43 / 78 F|
|November - Great||38 / 65 F|
|December - Great to Excellent||24 / 48 F|
Things to know...
I offer both Fly-Fishing and Spin-Casting fishing trips year around on the river. I furnish all flies at no extra cost! Plus all spin fishing rods & tackle for spin fishing trips.
Proudly sponsored by Sage, Temple Fork, Rio, Redington, Fenwick, Berkley, and Garcia.
Guide furnishes: 8hr day of fishing
Northern Arizona Guide Service
We are capable of guiding groups from 2 persons up to larger groups of 8 or more, depending upon your needs.
What to Bring
Arizona Fishing License, Hats, Jackets, Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses, 5 - 6 wt. 9 ft. Fly rods, 9 ft. Leaders 4x - 5x, 12 ft. 6x for Dry Flies, Camera, Snacks
Flyfishing: Most clients have their own gear – Some equipment rental available – fly rods / waders - Flies furnished at no charge
Spin-fishing: All rods / reels / tackle furnished
Meet your team
Guiding since 1987 Mike holds a Coast Guard License, National Park License and an Arizona Guide / Hunting / Fishing License (# SP609527).
A stable 19ft. center console NauticStar with a 115HP Evinrude E-tec.
This trip is for young and old. Where would the future be if we didn’t fish with our children!
Much of the fishing in this part of the country is done with nymphs and indicators... there is the occasional hatch. Dry fly fishing is best July & August