Category Archives: Capt Bill’s Fishing Tips

Bill’s Corner – Lake Powell – 7-4-12

Great Season for Walleye on Lake Powell For warm water walleye on Lake Powell, night and early nomrning fish will show up around submerged trees and broken rock in 25′ to 35′ of water.  Troll 1/4 ounes crayfish jig to 50′ behind the boat slowly as you grap the bottom for fish stayin around cover.  Cut the motor at first notice, open the bale and let our bait fall to to the bottom then work it slowely up and down back to the boat.  Walleye will only Read More +

Bill’s Corner 4-22-12

Tips for Fly Rod Fishing at Lake Powell   When trolling for stripers and everything is dialed in like the fish position on the fish finder, wind speed and fish taking the trolled bait, mark that position on the shore line.  Immediately then wind drift back over that area with a fly rod and a full sink line and any shad type fly.  Use a fast retrieve back to the boat.  It is worth several  passes before you resume trolling for the next school of Read More +

Bill’s Corner 4-05-12

  STRIPER FISHING   In the Spring freshwater Stripers will start staging the holding pattern mostly by school size. If your catching 1 to 2 pound class fish in the backs of canyons either fish  deeper or move out the channel then find the cover and try for larger fish. After the larger fish are caught be prepared for the smaller ones to show up again. Captain Bill  

Bill’s Corner March 11, 2012

Joe from Oklahoma asked the questions about boating on Lake Powell at the low water times before runoff:  My advice was to stick to the channel markers and do not crowd points less than two hundred yards.   Venture in slowly to become familiar with your surroundings. State Line Marina is not open yet but the “Cut” has remained open….that’s the good news Tight Lines, Capt. Bill            

Bill’s Corner 2-26-12- Where are the best stripers right now?

Often I am asked during off seasons where is good fishing right now?  I always try to give my customers since 1979 the best information even if it is not where I am guiding.  A “good guide” should do this. Southwestern AZ Lakes like Havasu and Mohave are good fly an spin opportunities right now between Spring storm fronts for Fly fishing.  Try the south end of Havasu around Havasu Springs with a 7-8 wt rod and 15-20 sink trip 200 grain line with a Read More +

Bill’s Corner 2-13-12- Teasing the Fish on Lake Powell

On Lake Powell (as I learned in Florida) we like to tease our fish!  Recipe?  Bait & Switch  – for fly casters and short throwers: Take one zara spook (large) and remove the hooks, drill a small hole in the mouth and fill with enough water to let the plug still barely float.  Load the lure on a medium spin rod with 4-6 lb fluro line and you can cast this rocket 300+ feet to schools out from the boat.  Stripers will hold and chase your Read More +

Bill’s Corner 2-05-12

[singlepic id=75]Fishing Lake Powell Mad Fish Fly or Spin.  What fish you are catching get really really mad?  Answer? Bass especially smallmouth during the spawn.  It is the best time around April and May when waters hits the magic degree of 60. Present a chartreuse clauser or grub at broken rock structure or submerged tree or bush line and catch  a “mad fish” which will help you to be a “happy angler”. Capt. Bill    

Bill’s Corner 1/22/12

Striper Movement,   In the Spring when the water stars to warm enough for the bait fish to migrate to open water on this lake " Lake Powell" is when the winter flows are producing a current which triggers spawning. Females suspend their eggs usually in the channels due to a slight current running through the entire lake system and especially close to the outflow of spillways dam side. The males will stage off of points and rock cropping and mark the eggs when scented Read More +