Zion National Park Fly Fishing

Zion National Park Fly Fishing Guides

Near Zion National Park there are two distinct fly fishing options; higher elevation (above 5,500 ft.)streams and lakes to the northeast of the park for wild trout as well as high desert bass fishing to the west. Either direction, Fremont River Guides will get you on the water and away from crowds where you are in your element. Fly fishing seasons on these local waters is possible from March until it tapers off around late November. The prime fishing is from April to late October.

Whether you are a neophyte or fly fishing addict, our guides will put you in the middle of prolific hatches and rising trout. Or aggressive Large Mouth Bass on top water poppers if that is your preference. And there are numerous options, especially for those with a full day and time to venture off the beaten path.

A good option during the late spring is to drive about 45 minutes where we will find rising trout on an evening Caddis emergence. Another scenario is casting to cruisers from our stealth boats in one of our private lakes. And fly fishing Kolob Reservoir is fantastic from a float tube and our closest option for wild trout at just 20 minutes from Springdale. Rainbows will cruise shallows in the spring time during the spawn and they can be very vulnerable to bright flies and the correct presentation. Mid summer and fall offer some of the best fly fishing of the year with gray drake spinner falls into the night…but a guide is absolutely essential as specific waters fish exponentially better if you can find them.

Our Zion National Park fly fishing guides will pick you up near the west entrance at Flanigan’s Inn or near the east entrance at Zion Mountain Ranch as well as other facilities if need be. Whatever the need, Fremont River Guides will make it happen so that you can enjoy some great fly fishing while visiting this incredible national park. Plan ahead if possible and give us a call to discuss the options for your next excursion.

PRIVATE LAKES AND STREAMS – Fremont River Guides has exclusive access on multiple private lakes and neighboring streams near Zion National Park. Guided trips and rod fees allow for access to these scenic waters where you will find large wild trout! Some are further than others when traveling away from ZNP for the day, so call ahead of time for information or to schedule an excursion

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FREE CASTING CLINICS & CLASSES – Instructors will teach free one hour fly-casting clinics on weekends from May to September. Guides will be available for hire after these clinics for those who want to take their practice to the river/lake!

  • Saturdays 8am at Zion Mountain Ranch east of Zion National Park
  • Sundays 8am at Kolob Reservoir Fly Shop
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