Fishing Reports

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Capt. Bill McBurney – 7-25-15

Nephew Joe on top with a big boy Nephew Joe & Great-Nephew Sam 7-23-15 Fishing Report:  Capt. Bill Lake Powell Elevation:  3713.00 Water Temp: 85 degrees Lot’s of traffic and hot water have the big stripers finicky a bit, but their size and fight have been worth the chase.  I recommend a very early start and only trolling for 1/2 days and full days for deep water.  Baite fishing 40 miles up lake really producing.  Currently I am running 1-4 anglers only until further notice.  Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson July 14, 2015

  Photo caption:  Wayne Gustaveson holds up larger stripers caught trolling while waiting for the smaller fish to boil. Both sizes of fish are caught each morning from dawn to 8 AM.  The trolling and casting pattern works lake wide. Lake Powell Fish Report – July 14, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3614.23 Water Temperature 76 – 81 F By: Wayne Gustaveson What a great day spent learning about striped bass behavior, attitudes, and preferences.  It was time well spent. We headed out from Wahweap as the sky began to glow Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 24, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

Dave Sellers, expert fly fishermen from California, found stripers using flies while anglers using conventional tackle struggled. The technique that all can use is tying a fly on a spinning rod and trolling it along the surface to catch plankton eating stripers. Lake Powell Fish Report – June 24, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3611 Water Temperature 78 – 83 F   Slurps, Slurps, Slurps! Fishing is very exciting now with striped bass popping to the top over the length of the lake.  Catching is sometimes a Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 10, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

   Matt P. from AZ fishing with Ambassador Guides & Outfitters 6-8-15 1 of 14 fish caught Lake Powell Fish Report – June 10, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3602 Water Temperature 71 – 75 F The unusual year of fisheries expectations continues.  The big news is that striped bass females caught yesterday still have not spawned.  That should not be too surprising since the daytime temperatures and weather resemble late April more than early June.  It is raining and cool today as this report is written. Female stripers need Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 2, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

    Bransen Jackson, Kanab UT, was given the enviable task of catching striped bass with his fly rod. Bransen is a college student who works for UDWR this summer and was instrumental in collecting the needed fish for a sample when fly fishing was the best collection option.  Thanks Bransen!     Lake Powell Fish Report – June 2, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3597.6 Water Temperature 71 – 75 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Slurps! The fishing report trip this week got off to a weird Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson May 27, 2015

  Lake Powell Fish Report – May 26, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3595 Water Temperature 63 – 70 F Lake Powell is rising.  The weather forecast is for rapid warming.  Fish behavior is changing as a result of the changing conditions.  Here is how to keep up with the new reality in the fish world at Lake Powell. Runoff is now busting downstream allowing the lake water level to increase each day.  All that water makes the upper lake muddy, reduces visibility, and points anglers downstream Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson May 19, 2015

Dave Sellers, expert fly fishermen from California, found stripers using flies while anglers using conventional tackle struggled. The technique that all can use is tying a fly on a spinning rod and trolling it along the surface to catch plankton eating stripers.  Lake Powell Fish Report – May 19, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3592 Water Temperature 64 – 70 F By: Wayne Gustaveson LOST STRIPERS ARE FOUND! Striper fishing has been difficult in May since most are accustomed to fishing with bait for big schools of Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson May 6, 2015

  Shane Spravzoff, Flagstaff AZ, caught all different kinds and sizes of fish in Lake Powell during the first weekend of May. Fishing will continue to be great for the whole month in this magical year for catching healthy, large fish in the most beautiful lake in the world. Lake Powell Fish Report – May 6, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3589.8 Water Temperature 62- 70 F Fish reports from the first weekend in May are rolling in and all agree that last weekend was the very Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing report by Wayne Gustaveson April 29, 2015

    There are three photos today. One shows Wayne Gustaveson holding a few of the walleye caught yesterday. The next shows a green tube jig tipped with a piece of night crawler. Walleye like the taste of live worm and it helps to have a worm on the hook to get the bite. The last picture shows a close up of a walleye being landed with that green tube in its mouth.   Lake Powell Fish Report – April 29, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3590.2 Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson April 22, 2015

    Wayne Gustaveson displays a fat striped bass and a walleye. Both fish were caught at noon while trolling and casting in 20 feet of water. Expect fishing success for all species to improve as the water temperature climbs consistently into the 60 degree range during May. Lake Powell Fish Report – April 22, 2015 2015 Lake Elevation: 3590.5 Water Temperature 59 – 65F Weather in the southwest continues to be mild. At Lake Powell nights are cool and days warm enough to make Read More +