More About Grand Canyon Fishing
Fishing and Fly-fishing Lee’s Ferry and the Colorado River
Lees Ferry and the Colorado River upstream to Glen Canyon Dam is actually part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, although Lees Ferry itself is a co-op of sorts between Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park. Most of the Guided trips and Private Fisherman use the section of the river between Lees Ferry and the Dam with the aid of a powerboat. Having a motorized boat is the only feasible way to fish these waters. Below Lees Ferry in Marble Canyon, there are several side Canyons including Ryder, Soap, and Jackass the give access to the River for fishing. These are not the easiest trails, so get a little info on Grand Canyon trails before you head out.
Fishing the Side Streams of Grand Canyon National Park
Several larger side canyons have streams that hold trout within the Grand Canyon. The best and easiest to access (if you’re a backcountry hiker) is Bright Angel Creek next to the Bright Angel Campground and Phantom Ranch.