Feb 2012   / ISE Expo

Feb 2012 / ISE Expo

02/22/12 Hello heres the lates report on my return to the Ferry. After coming off the water for the last week fishing was good. The spawn beds are active and make for fun site fishing hook ups. One way to fish this is with a short single nymph rig with a egg pattern. Locate your… Continue Reading

January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012

Hello all my fellow fishers, The photos above are from a trip on 1/21/12, Bill Hayes holding a beautiful 17” female rainbow, caught on a olive scud, on his first cast of the day. The fishing at Lee’s Ferry is good right now, due to the lack of moisture this winter the high flows have… Continue Reading

Winter Flows & Begining of the Spawn

Winter Flows & Begining of the Spawn

Winter time at Lee’s Ferry means high flows(20,300 cfs) and of course December signifies the start of this years spawn. We are using a few different techniques out there, depending on where on the river you are fishing. First rig is your standard nymphing rig; 9′-5X leader, 15” of 5X tippet, first fly, 18-20”,second fly,… Continue Reading

October 27

Hello fellow fishermen and women.Fishing on the Ferry is still producing good fish and with good weather it is a great time to be in the canyon. I have had good success on gravel bars were the water drops off the edge of the run. I have been using a standard midgeing rig normally around… Continue Reading

September 8

September 8

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. It was a good Labor day weekend alot of traffic,but the fishing stayed consisten. The fish are striking our midging riggs all day. The best set up I found was a #16 on top with a #18 black dropper. The top fly I will change with the time… Continue Reading

Hello everyone, Hope your all having a great year. As you all know the season is turning and fall is just around the corner, for the Ferry this means lower water flows for September and October. A steady 15,500 cfs to be exact, and remember this is down from our summer flow of 24,500 cfs.… Continue Reading

Today on Lees Ferry fishing was good. All morning we had good numbers running a nymphing setup. Like the previous post we were running the same length and setup. I found the sand devil set up was working the best, black#16 zebra midge on top being followed by a #16-18 red midge. The fish were… Continue Reading

Hello everyone, fishing Lees Ferry is successful. The last two day trip we had good success with three different rigs. Morning and end of day consisted of a big bug setup with or without a dropper(#16-18 zebra midge) running between 14-24 ”, hugging banks and tamarask. Next rig is nymphing, running a 5x leader with… Continue Reading

Walk In

Walk In

Hello to all, fishing at the walk in is good. I have found that high water at the walk in makes for fun dry dropper fishing. Starting at the top of boulder field and working my way up to the cottonwoods. There are several kick outs between the two locations. I start at the bottom… Continue Reading

June is the start of our summer, this year has had a cold start, so we are still having day temperatures in the mid 80’s. The Colorado is running 22,825 cfs, high water for us, and with that being said we are still have great success and lots of fun out there. The high water… Continue Reading