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Lee's Ferry

Rating - Good   

Wednesday, May 12 2021
Small sinking Rapalas in rainbow trout and original color. Cast out, let them sink for a few seconds then retrieve them at a steady speed (and maybe even give it a little twitch here and there) to trigger a strike. Fish are running deep. Fishing a heavy nymph rig while drifting from the boat is producing some good numbers of fish. Try using a worm and a scud. The trick is to get the flies (worms and scuds) to the right depth with a long leader (10- to 12-feet from indicator to split-shot) and a heavy shot that gets your flies to the bottom, but does not hang up. Natural colors work best. Concentrate on areas with a fast current with the water depth no deeper than your leader length. Use a size AB lead shot or 2 BBs. The best color of scud is ginger in a size #12 to #14 and a San Juan worm in a natural or brown color. A long rod like a switch rod makes this style of fishing much easier. For the walk-in, current flows make this area difficult to wade on weekdays and the water is going to get higher with snow melt. All the reports from regular visitors to the walk-in have been mixed. All the regular tactics are working; olive bead head woolly buggers fished on a sink tip line have been effective as well as heavy nymph rigs with scuds and worms. Spin fishing the walk-in is best in the deeper water due to all the rocks. From the top of the boulder field all the way up to half a mile past the boat landing is good. Gold ounce Castmasters and ounce Panther Martins are the best. Using the quarter ounce lures you can really cast them out for some distance and cover a lot of water. When spin fishing, you need light line (4 pound test); you can cast further and the fish cannot see it. Remember to set your drag light!




Wednesday, May 12 2021




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Lee's Ferry


Rating - Good

Small sinking Rapalas in rainbow trout and original color. Cast out, let them sink for a few seconds then retrieve them at a steady speed (and maybe even give it a little twitch here and there) to trigger a strike. Fish are running deep. Fishing a heavy nymph rig while drifting from the boat is producing some good numbers of fish. Try using a worm and a scud. The trick is to get the flies (worms and scuds) to the right depth with a long leader (10- to 12-feet from indicator to split-shot) and a heavy shot that gets your flies to the bottom, but does not hang up. Natural colors work best. Concentrate on areas with a fast current with the water depth no deeper than your leader length. Use a size AB lead shot or 2 BBs. The best color of scud is ginger in a size #12 to #14 and a San Juan worm in a natural or brown color. A long rod like a switch rod makes this style of fishing much easier. For the walk-in, current flows make this area difficult to wade on weekdays and the water is going to get higher with snow melt. All the reports from regular visitors to the walk-in have been mixed. All the regular tactics are working; olive bead head woolly buggers fished on a sink tip line have been effective as well as heavy nymph rigs with scuds and worms. Spin fishing the walk-in is best in the deeper water due to all the rocks. From the top of the boulder field all the way up to half a mile past the boat landing is good. Gold ounce Castmasters and ounce Panther Martins are the best. Using the quarter ounce lures you can really cast them out for some distance and cover a lot of water. When spin fishing, you need light line (4 pound test); you can cast further and the fish cannot see it. Remember to set your drag light!


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