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Lake Powell Fishing Report September 2023

This week with full moon phase , expect your top water action to be spotty at best.  We have had good catching of smallmouth and stripers trolling points to main channel and in the 40-70 ft. Range in canyons holding bait.  Use Zara Spooks and Fly Fishing poppers.  Expect fishing to improve after this moon! Capt. Bill Some photos from last 2 days:

Lake Powell Fall Update by Capt. Bill McBurney 9-17-23

Lake Powell Elevation 3573.64   The stripers are in the best condition in decades due to the huge shad bloom in decades. With 77 degree water, it has put the schools in gear and you just have to go find them.  top water Zara spooks and deep diving shad crank baits for trolling.  This is good for the fly rod enthusiast as well as you can be versatile to do what’s working with conventional but always ready to to switch when there on top busting Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 9, 2023 – Capt Bill

Lake Powell Fishing Report – June 9, 2023 – Capt. Bill Lake Powell Elevation: 3569.07 Lake has risen approx. 33’ Baite fishing that usually last through the summer could be tapering off early due to the great runoff that is coming to Lake Powell. Slurping stripers are being observed in the main channel and Padre Bay already. That would normally occur late August early September and artificial from there through November then the stripers will entitle down again the side Canyon to bait fish again, Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report October 9, 2022 by Capt. Bill McBurney

      Lake Powell Elevation:  3530.32 Water Temp: 78 Degrees Dear Anglers It is feast or famine but the best is “it’s still fishing” on beautiful Lake Powell.  Last two weeks before the full moon, the early morning top water bite on popper, zara spoks and fly’s from 5:30 a.m. to 7’ish has been excellent with little exceptions being just not fortunate to locate the action.  There in lies the key of observing the bird activity, the sun and shaded areas and then the Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report – Capt. Bill McBurney 8-28-22

Lake Powell Elevation: 3532.41 Water Temperatures: 80 degrees       Lake Powell water temperatures have slowed the bait bite and best time to hit the water is at sunrise.  Scan and search the shorelines for little surface stripers feeding for your mornings top water and “fly fishing”.   For top water spin or bait cast, I recommend the zaraspook medium! For fly fishing, a 7-8 wt. rod floating line and poppers white and black or large clauser minnows blue and white, chartreuse and white. Read More +

Lake Powell Operation 2022 Update – Please read

Trips for 2022 designed for the dropping water levels which have eliminated all short cuts to the whole lake body of water (Lake Powell).  Lake Powell is becoming a river again.  All the islands are now connected to the perimeter of shoreline desert making all destinations longer.  What does this mean for your business to operate? This is a major shift to operations and its cost to operate and still catch fish and enjoy the beauty of this experience.  We know the extra cost to Read More +

Lake Powell Fall Fishing August 29, 2021 by Capt. Bill McBurney

    Dear Anglers, The Good News: Nothing but questions marks for the time being as we are all waiting for Labor Day and cooler water temperatures to drop that trigger bait fish to migrate to cover they now do not have as far to to go.  This all new for us Fishing Guides as well and I am not stating where to find the fish  but the scouting and learning the topography to the shoreline and beneath will be for us and old school Read More +

July 29, 2021 Lake Powell is currently open for business! The launch ramp at Wahweap is currently open.  Please use a 4 wheel drive for launch and retrieval.  They are beginning the work to extend the ramps due to low water.  There may be some downtime, but stay updated on our Facebook Page (lakepowellfishing) or through National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/glca/index.htm Our boat is in the water so we are fully open and ready to “fish”. Tight Lines Capt. Bill #lakepowellisopen