Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Lake Powell Fishing Report March 24, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

    Photo caption: While fishing for stripers in Warm Creek my lure ticked the bottom momentarily. It was long enough for a small quagga mussel to snap shut on the hook. This is my first shell-hooked catch of a live mussel. If a mussel can bite a rattletrap there is no reason that it could not catch an anchor rope,ski rope or any other object under the water. Make sure to clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving Lake Powell. Lake Powell Fish Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Forecast Fishing Report – Capt. Bill 2-7-15

Ron Larson’s “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” tonight @ the Powell Museum, reception 6p-8p. Don’t miss the grand opening @ 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd Lake Powell Elevation: 3593.31 Stripers on long range full day trips are best bet this early spring. Jig-Troll-Spin-Fly. With warmer winter we should see our fishing bust out strong this spring. This week temps in he 60’s.   Map of projected spawning this Spring: http://fishing.scout.com/story/1494392-when-do-largemouths-spawn-on-your-waters?s=197&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=WHEN+DO+LARGEMOUTHS+SPAWN+ON+YOUR+WATERS%3F&utm_campaign=Fishing+Marketing Glen Canyon Report: This notification confirms that the release volume from Glen Canyon Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report – by Capt. Bill McBurney 1-19-15

Either fly The lake has very little traffic and you can explore “hunt” the backs of all the coves and canyons.  The chance for a “whopper” has increased.  The catch can be “nil” at times but for me it’s the hunt and the quiet and a lot more wildlife and sight seeing too. Fly fishing, trolling and structure casting are the few of many approaches with bait fishing starting usually in the spring.  Take advantage of our 10% off early booking for Spring today.  Just Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report Spring Forecast by Capt. Bill

Dear Anglers, Positive feed back from our fishing biologist which is very promising with the abundance of bait fish this Winter.  Whatever style of angling, beginner, semi pro-fly fishermen, bait cast, spin or trolling Spring should provide great angling opportunities.  Our newest boat a 26′ triton that cruises 25knots is rigged for that Spring Lake Powell trip of a lifetime. Current Winter angling is a 50/50 proposition but offers an experience like no other with little or zero boat traffico n the water (weather permitting Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 12-12-14

    It’s that time of year again for gift giving.  Why not give your angler a gift that will make a memory.  Give them a Gift Certificate for fishing Lake Powell 2015.  Whether fly or spin they will remember this gift forever.  You design on day(s), 1/2 day or full day and they can call and book the dates that work best for them.  We will send you a Holiday Gift Certificate for you to give to that special person(s). To “thank you” our Customers Read More +

Winter Fishing Lake Powell with Capt. Bill 11-23-14

  SUMMER 2014 Winter 2014 Fly Rod Fishing Lake Powell Winter fly fishing can be rewarding on Powell but it takes work and perseverance with the patience of finicky trout in shallow water. There is no chumming in the winter and the different water levels of each season make for an interesting hunt to land a striper on a fly. I look forward to the challenge every year for myself as winter provides few clients but the few who do give it a go have a Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustavenson 10-29-14

October 29, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3605 Water Temperature 65-69 F By: Wayne GustavesonStriped bass annual migration is now almost complete. Fish movement begins in the spring as stripers react to warming water by leaving the backs of the canyons and heading toward the main channel to spawn. Then in summer they pursue forage in open water wherever they can find it whether on the surface or at great depths. As temperature declines in fall stripers move toward the backs of canyons where they will spend Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gusatveson

  Photo caption: Brian Myers found bass fishing good for his angling group in Good Hope Bay. Here is a light colored largemouth bass which looks much like a smallmouth bass. These fish species are currently hard to tell apart when they come from murky water. Bass fishing is good now while stripers are being more selective. This is a picture also of the “graph” to illustrate striper feeding. Lake Powell Fishing Report October 17, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3606 Water Temperature 70-74 F By: Wayne Read More +

Fishing Report October 8, 2014 with Capt. Bill

    Fly Fishing 10/8/14 with Richard Hargis from Utah The days scenario fishing Powell is a 50/50 possibility for Stripers. If you hit the schools on top then two people can bag 10 to 20 fish in and hour fishing conventional. Fly fisherman can cut that equation in half. The fish are fat and strong with 1 1/2 inch fillets for the table. The rest of the day would be looking for small mouth unless where presented with another boil of course the hopefully Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing by Wayne Gustaveson 10-8-14

Photo:  Striped bass caught now are as healthy as they have ever been due to a bumper crop of shad.  Stripers are selecting threadfin shad in the main channel and saving gizzard shad next to shore until later in the year.  Fishing is challenging in these high forage conditions but very rewarding when catching these beautiful prime young fish. Lake Powell Fishing Report October 8, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3606 Water Temperature 72-74 F By: Wayne Gustaveson October is hunting season.  It’s time to put on Read More +