Grand Canyon Fishing
The Grand Canyon has some great fishing, and in particular fly-fishing. You can bring your fly rod or casting equipment any time you'll be along the Colorado River, or one of its larger side canyons like Bright Angel Creek whether your hiking or accessing the water from the few roads in the canyon. Lee’s Ferry near the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park is where the local guides and outfitters are based for good reason and the best fishing options need boats for easy access.
The Grand Canyon has both Rainbows and Brown trout near Lees Ferry and the upper canyon. If you head further down river on a river trip you'll find striped bass that have been making their way up from Lake Mead, as well as catfish due to the warming water. Grand Canyon National Park is currently working on the removal and study of these fish species due to their role in the decline of the native humpback chub. You'll need an AZ fishing license to try your luck, and you can get one day, multi-day and annual licenses with a trout stamp. Read the guide below to learn more.
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