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Old 01-31-2020, 12:30 PM
jchar85719 jchar85719 is offline
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Lee's Ferry Questions

I have a friend who grew up in AZ but moved to Alaska after graduating. He met a girl who is a kick *** angler and he has become an avid fly fisherman, in addition to crabbing, etc.

Long story short, he is coming back to AZ with the girlfriend in mid to late march and wants to take her fishing. I let him know that the mountain conditions on the Rim and in the White Mountains, in mid to late march are probably going to be adverse to fishing, but that Lee's Ferry might be a good option.

I have fished the San Juan, but not Lee's Ferry. I am definitely not the person to know what conditions would be like at Lee's Ferry at that time of year. I know the San Juan can have some big flows in the spring, but I have no clue as to how the Colorado is managed at Lee's Ferry.

So, looking for some general information to pass along regarding fishing Lee's Ferry, and in particular what to expect in March and April.

Looking forward to hearing back from those in the know!
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:53 PM
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I'm sure one of the guides will post soon but Lee's ferry is worth going to year round unless they're having a mega flow event. I'd suggest a guide to go up river if you can swing it. But the walk in can fish well if you know what you're doing.
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:10 PM
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I have fished Lees Ferry most months of the year...all good. From +105 degrees, to crunching ice on the bank, always caught fish.
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:05 PM
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I have a friend that retired in Flagstaff, AZ with the main reason to be able to fish Lee's Ferry often.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:43 PM
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Rent a jet boat for a couple days and go camp upriver.
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