Grand Canyon Fishing Guides

Grand Canyon Fishing Guides

The Grand Canyon has some great fishing, and in particular fly-fishing. Although you can bring your fly rod or casting equipment any time you'll be rafting the Colorado River, or hiking one of its larger side canyons like Bright Angel Creek, the Guides and Outfitters are all located near Lee's Ferry. This less visited destination is where Grand Canyon National Park begins. The Grand Canyon offers opportunities for Rainbow and Brown trout in the Colorado River near Lee's Ferry in Marble Canyon and the upper canyon in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. If you head further down river 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 about guided fishing trip options.

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Lee's Ferry Guided Trip Options

The guides near Lee's Ferry, who specialize in guided fly-fishing, typically do two types of trips.  One is taking a motorized boat up the Colorado River outside of Grand Canyon National Park into part of Glen Canyon.  Although you're not in the Grand Canyon the scenery is still beautiful, and so is the fishing.   If you want to get in a great hike and be within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park the guides will take you down one of several side canyons to get to the river.  The guides companies also own or work with the local lodges that offer some great food, and good prices on lodging.

Lee's Ferry, Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument not only offer great fishing, they're also beautiful areas to explore. This area has very low visitation and some very unique recreation opportunities. There's camping along the rim of Marble Canyon, several great day hikes, the historic Lonely Dell Ranch and multi-day backpacks through Paria Canyon. Since the North Rim is right up the road you can also include a more classic Grand Canyon adventure to your trip. 

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