Colorado River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing Olive buggers and different color scuds have been working well. Your day will improve as you add more splitshot. Check the flows. Flow can dictate change in methods
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 11,000 plus or minus

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning is good as the sunlight is getting on the water later now

Best stretch: Anything up river, towards the dam. At the walk-in between the Big Rock and the Paria River.

Best access point: Lees Ferry boat dock

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

midges scuds, san juan worms, and cicadas, streamers

Fish species: Rainbow and a few Brown Trout

Fishing season: All year

Nearest airport: Page Arizona

Person Fishing in a stream

Colorado River, Lees Ferry Description

Lees Ferry is located in northern Arizona about a 4 hour drive from Las Vegas or Phoenix. Salt Lake City is abut a six hour drive and Flagstaff is 2 hours. You owe it to yourself to fish the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. The 13 mile stretch of the Colorado River that flows from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry-Grand Canyon National Park is know as Lees Ferry. This tailwater is a year round rainbow trout ...

Techniques & Tips

This is a technical fishery, we fish midges, worms and scuds under indicators with weight using long drag free drifts to cover lots of water. Set the hook on movement of the indicator and also slowly lift your rod at the end of your drift. Often fish will follow your fly eating it on the final lift. Use the "sawing wood" retrieve with big buggers.

7-Day Forecast

Fishing very well through the afternoon. If you have the urge to go then go! san juan worm/scud tactics have been hot!

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