aka Lee Valley Lake. Loved by fly fishermen and breath-taking in its setting, Lee Valley Lake sparkles below the flanks of Mount Baldy. A beautiful lake year-round, Lee Valley is especially glorious in the fall when aspen are changing to their golden colors and elk can be heard bugling at dawn and dusk.
Lee Valley Lake can only be fished with artificial lures and flies. Float tubes are popular and easy to use at this lake; however, fishing success from shore is comparable to fishing from a float tube or a boat. Lee Valley holds the state record for Arctic grayling. Either ends of the dam are good places to fish from shore. Fly-fishing is probably the most productive technique at this lake. Wet flies to try are hare’s ear nymphs, small peacock ladies and prince nymphs in sizes 14 to 16. Just before dark, surface action is quite good with dry flies, such as small Adams, mosquito or midge larvae, and light Cahills in sizes 16 to 20. Spinning lures to try are small Panther Martin, small Z-ray or a very small Kastmaster fished from the dam. - Arizona Game and Fish