Change in Entrance Fees for Lake Powell and National Parks April 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202 (Office); 786-385-0076 (Mobile) Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Changes Entrance Fee to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Arizona/Utah – The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 1, 2018, the entrance fees to the park will be $30 per vehicle or $25 Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 4-28-18 by Capt. Bill

  Lake Powell Fishing Report – 4-28-18 by Capt. Bill   For the next 2 weeks, Stripers – use baite (anchovies) which has picked up somewhat at the dam but expect 50/50 fish quality. Better fish are in the depth range of 70′ total depths adjacent to drop off channels in side canyons. Smallmouth – Still allot on the beds right now on the beach of broken rock and weeks. Pumpkin 4 oz jig tubes- best. Walleye- are the stumble on fish fishing for bass Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing April 15, 2018

Smallmouth, largemouth & walleye are the “go to fish” for the rest of the month. Smallmouth are on the edges in cover and broken ledges. Largemouth are close by and by next week we will see some of the bigger fish in 15-20″ range. You will find Walleye while fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth. Had an exceptional day with guests from CT and MI. My CT Guests were pursing stripers but stripers had gone deep due to the cold fronts so we readjusted to fishing Read More +

Lake Powell Spring Fishing by Capt. Bill McBurney

Fishing Thoughts~Spring Lake Powell by Capt. Bill Every beginning starts about the same at Lake Powell but there are variables. This year we have a huge carry over of 2 dominate bait fish being thread fin and gizzard shad. The north end will produce more threadfin and the south more gizzard and some threadfin. How do you like to catch them? If fly fishing May & June in the back of canyons I recommend in the the south half and sometimes in early July for Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Forecast March 8, 2018 by Capt. Bill

Lake Powell Elevation:  3615.08   Lake Powell Spring Fishing looks like Lake Powell came through winter with tons of bait fish which equates for a very healthy fishery. We will be trolling and locating our fishing grounds most of March up to this year 70 miles into the Interior. Bait locations to chum this summer and bait concentration locations are the key to success. The bait bite will ot be as strong on the lower end as the canyons will be the sweet spots we Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report January 29, 2018

Dear Anglers, Happy 2018 and hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a great 2017. We have have good winter fly-fishing season with the stripers.  Unless it gets severely colder, I can usually count on a window for stripers to fee in the shallows.  For Spring we have a wait and see to observe as to what is in store because of the lack of snow “so far” in the Rockies this year.  A low run off will be a fair bait bite as Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report August 12, 2017

Lake Powell Elevation: 3633.56 Water temp 90’s 40 miles up Lake is the sweet spot for baite fishing drifting anchovies. With storm swim baits and fly fishing clausers. Boils are scarce with full moons and evening fishing dusk till dark is best for this.  Water temps need to drop 15 degrees for longer top water action fishing baits. My last 3 trips have been excellent. Here is photo (a bit fuzzy with glare from water) of Justin fly fishing Wednesday. We did very well. Look Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 4, 2017 by Capt. Bill McBurney

Lake Powell Elevation: 3620 Water Temp: 75   Fly Fishing around points and also chumming them to the fly or lure (Florida Style) is still producting quality stripers. Large mouth and the biggers smallmouth are technical in 20′ or water where there is early nesting are now 20 plus feet under rising water.   Baits tipped with a night crawler will hlep and possibly add a few Walleye to your catch. Trolling cathcing stripers and some small mouth is working well early in the day. Read More +