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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rainbow trout, bluegill and striped bass at Lees Ferry in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Lee's Ferry Trout Fishing, AZ

Located on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, this fishery is accessed via US Highway 89 South from Page AZ to US Highway 89 Alt, then north on Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Road.

Lees Ferry is a 15-mile section of the Colorado River in the north-central part of the state, below the Glen Canyon Dam, AZ. These waters wind their way through scenic mountains and valleys on its way to the world-famous Grand Canyon. Anglers come from all over the world to this section of the river, below the dam at Lake Powell, to fish for trophy trout and enjoy the beauty and splendor of this natural setting.

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Lees Ferry is a renowned fishing destination that offers a unique angling experience. Situated below the Glen Canyon Dam, this stretch of the Colorado River is known for its exceptional trout fishing. The crystal-clear waters of Lees Ferry are home to rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout, making it a paradise for fly fishing enthusiasts.

Anglers flock to Lees Ferry to test their skills and enjoy the challenge of catching these prized trout species. The cold, swift waters of the river provide the ideal habitat for trout, resulting in healthy populations and impressive fish sizes. Anglers can wade into the river or cast from boats to target trout using a variety of fly fishing techniques. The prolific insect hatches and the constant flow of cold water from the dam make Lees Ferry a year-round trout fishing destination.

Lees Ferry is a true angler's paradise, offering world-class trout fishing, scenic boating opportunities, and serene camping spots. Whether you're a seasoned fly angler or a beginner looking to learn the art of fly fishing on the Colorado River.

Primary fish species residing in Lees Ferry

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Rainbow trout Bluegill Striped bass

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Trout Fishing at Lee's Ferry

Rainbow trout grow big and strong in this section of cold water, below the Glenn Canyon Dam at Lake Powell. Fishing guides are recommended for enhanced fishing success and safety while navigating these fast moving waters.

Lees Ferry Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating on Lees Ferry is primarily used for accessing prime fishing spots and navigating the river. Anglers can launch their boats from the designated boat ramp and explore the river's scenic stretches. The slow-moving currents and picturesque canyon views make boating on Lees Ferry a truly memorable experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Kayak Horseshoe Bend
Rentals: Kayaks
928 355-2211

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lees Ferry Launch
Spencer Trail
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
Nice paved boat launch ramp with both paved and unpaved parking, plus docks.
928 608-6200

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Camping facilities are available near Lees Ferry, allowing anglers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. There are both developed campgrounds and primitive camping areas for those seeking a more rugged experience. Camping near Lees Ferry offers anglers the opportunity to wake up early and be on the river for the best fishing hours, or simply relax by the campfire after a successful day on the water.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lees Ferry Campground - 928 608-6200

Page Lake Powell Campground - 928 645-3374

Lees Ferry AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lees Ferry
Lee's Ferry Lodge
N Hwy 89A
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
928 355-2231


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Lees Ferry on the Colorado River in Arizona offers great fishing plus boat rentals, float trips and guided fishing trips.

Fishing at Lees Ferry, in Arizona.