PO Box 718 Taylor, AZ 85939
+1 928 719 1048

Guide Service

Northern Arizona


About Us


When I was first introduced to Lees Ferry in 1982, I fell in love with the beautiful colored canyon walls and the crystal clear water. Not to mention the awesome Trophy Rainbow Trout. I immediately began fishing here on a regular basis and I have been guiding since 1987. There is no other place in the Western United States I would rather be than Lees Ferry. I love the challenge of putting my clients on these beautiful Rainbow Trout.

The water temperatures are consistently 46 to 48 degrees and the food supplies abundant year round - the trout are growing ½” to 1½” per year. Fish up to 21” have been caught and released this past year with an average 13” to 19” fish caught every day.

Lees Ferry is a world class Rainbow Trout fishery which includes the occasional Brown Trout. Fishing is awesome year around, our spawn starts in late December and goes through April.

Mike Roth

Fishing Conditions
January - Excellent 24 / 45 F
February - Excellent 31 / 53 F
March - Excellent 36 / 61 F
April - Excellent 46 / 72 F
May - Good to Great 50 / 78 F
June - Good 54 / 85 F
July - Good 60 / 90 F
August - Good 65 / 100 F
September - Good to Great 55 / 85 F
October - Good to Great 43 / 78 F
November - Great 38 / 65 F
December - Great to Excellent 24 / 48 F

Things to know...

  • Fishing Types

    I offer both Fly-Fishing and Spin-Casting fishing trips year around on the river. I furnish all flies at no extra cost! Plus all spin fishing rods & tackle for spin fishing trips.

  • Professional Gear

    Proudly sponsored by Sage, Temple Fork, Rio, Redington, Fenwick, Berkley, and Garcia.

  • Day Trips

    Guide furnishes: 8hr day of fishing

  • Northern Arizona Guide Service

    We are capable of guiding groups from 2 persons up to larger groups of 8 or more, depending upon your needs.

  • What to Bring

    Arizona Fishing License, Hats, Jackets, Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses, 5 - 6 wt. 9 ft. Fly rods, 9 ft. Leaders 4x - 5x, 12 ft. 6x for Dry Flies, Camera, Snacks

  • Rental Equipment

    Flyfishing: Most clients have their own gear – Some equipment rental available – fly rods / waders - Flies furnished at no charge
    Spin-fishing: All rods / reels / tackle furnished

Meet your team

Mike Roth

Guiding since 1987 Mike holds a Coast Guard License, National Park License and an Arizona Guide / Hunting / Fishing License (# SP609527).

19' center console NauticStar with 115HP Evinrude E-tec
The boat

A stable 19ft. center console NauticStar with a 115HP Evinrude E-tec.

The trip

This trip is for young and old. Where would the future be if we didn’t fish with our children!


Much of the fishing in this part of the country is done with nymphs and indicators... there is the occasional hatch. Dry fly fishing is best July & August