Category Archives: Capt Bill’s Fishing Tips

Important Info for Lake Powell 2014

New information for you. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: “Brindle, Todd” <todd_brindle@nps.gov> Date: Apr 24, 2014 7:21 AM Subject: Quagga mussel update To: “NPS GLCA All Employees” <glca_all_employees@nps.gov> Cc: Now that quagga mussels have been detected in Lake Powell, we are developing an Extended Response Strategy that will shift our focus from keeping mussels out (prevention) to trying to keep mussels from leaving the lake (containment) and infesting other bodies of water. This strategy is supported by the Western states. We hope to implement this Read More +

Lake Powell Winter Fishing 2013

Western water strategy for fresh water stripers conditions with water at 55 degrees and Fly Rod used 7 to 8 weight with a your line 20 feet with a sink tip.  use a fluorocarbon leader 6 feet with a 17 pound 2x tippet.  Your presentation for fly fishing for stripers, always fishing down wind from the drift.  Always drift toward your target area and silence is golden when fly fishing for stripers.  Use a fast full strip and scissor set the fly with 3 inch Read More +

Bill’s Corner 8-05-12

Fish early with heat for top water action in Southern Point of Lake for “boils”.  Then graph for baite and jigging.  Stripers are boiling big this time of the year. Check out our past gallery http://www.ambassadorguides.com/gallery/photo-gallery/ Capt. Bill

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