Fishing

The stretch of ice-cold, crystal-clear water at Lees Ferry off the North Rim provides arguably the best trout fishing in the Southwest. Many rafters and anglers stay the night in a campground near the river or in nearby Marble Canyon before hitting the river at dawn.

Arizona Game and Fish Department. Fish for trout, crappie, catfish, and smallmouth bass at a number of lakes surrounding Williams. To fish on public land, anglers age 14 and older are required to obtain a fishing license from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, either at their office or online. Flagstaff, Arizona. 928/774–5045; www.azgfd.gov.

Lees Ferry Anglers. There are guides, state fishing licenses, and gear for sale at Lees Ferry Anglers. Milepost 547, N. U.S. 89A, HC 67, Marble Canyon, Arizona, 86036. 928/355–2261; 800/962–9755; www.leesferry.com.

Marble Canyon Outfitters. This company sells Arizona fishing licenses and offers guided fishing trips. 1/4 mile west of Navajo Bridge on U.S. 89A, Marble Canyon, Arizona, 86036. 928/645–2781; 800/533–7339; www.leesferryflyfishing.com.

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