Lake Powell Elevation: 3612.56 Bait fishing is doing well at Lake Powell mainly trolling. Crainkbaits doing well around shorelines for largemouth. Stripers using whiteheaded marabou jigs for jigging stripers and trolling countdown rapalas for stripers and anchovies for bait fishing. We should be able to see it improve weekly as the water warms up with Spring here. Some reports of Wahweap doing well and other Canyons.
Our Friend Chris Parish with a nice 7lb Striper caught in Navajo Canyon ~Thanks Chris for the Photo~ Stripers are starting to take deep diving 15/25′ rapalas in Shad colors. Troll in the back of Last chance and Warm Creek and Lone Rock in the 25-80 depth range.
Lake Powell Elevation: 3615.74 Due to the cycling of shad this year, Stripers will be hungry. Spring Bait Fishing for stripers will be fantastic. Artificials for walleye, bass an smallmouth will be great as well. Use your pre- fish patterns as they will work extremely well this year. Run off from Winter is predicted to raise another 30-50′. Should be a fantastic season Captain Bill
This past week with my guests was the best Lake Powell has to offer. My guests for 3 days fished a total of 12 hours and caught 95 fish. They caught the 16lb that is featured on Waynes Words and their average catch was between 2-7 lbs. For all you bait fishermen from now till it cools down is the time to get to Lake Powell and get your catch for the Winter Dinners. I sent home a huge cooler of fish for my guests. Read More +
Bob & Don Tucson 9-13-10 ~ 16 lB Striper Guest caught this 16 lb and a 7 lb on anchovies today. Their 4 hr take was 25 fish all robust Healthy Stripers. Bait fishing will be “the best” you can expect this Fall. I am currently seeing average 2-7 lb fish but then we are seeing some of the “big daddy’s”. I expect this to keep up. If you want fish for the Winter ~ You need to get up and get some fishing Read More +
Bill & Judy The 3 of us certainly enjoyed our time on Lake Powell with Bill it was a special experience for us Definitely the most fish Tommy and I have ever caught. Just as importantly, it was definitely the most fun the 3 of us have had together in a long time. Enjoy the photos Regards Tom, Lee Ann and Tommy Capt. Bill
The best fishing is currently up Lake about 40 miles. We are seeing sizable fish and good action. I am recommending a 1/2 day trip 5 hours dock to dock. Full days currently are not very productive as you will see the bite go down after 4 hours and that can be frustrating for the avid angler. Here are some recent photos of this week and last week.
Two distinct patterns are now in place making it much easier for anglers to find stripers. Striped bass adults are hungry for shad that hide in the backs of coves and canyons. Shad are shallow and stripers are deep, guarding the migration route leading to the shad sanctuary. Stripers are found by graphing the submerged creek channel leading to the back of most short coves. Consistent holding depth for striper schools is 40-60 feet. My search pattern involves graphing the breaking edge of the Read More +
Am Ambassador Guides Clients Mike & Family 8-24-10 Annual Houseboating Fishing Trip Lake Powell Fish Report By: Wayne Gustaveson August 25, 2010 By: Wayne Gustaveson August 25, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3635 Water Temperature 77-80 F Lake Powell Fish Report By: Wayne Gustaveson August 25, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3635 Water Temperature 77-80 F The main lake fishery is evolving once more. There is still a separation of shad from the striped bass population but that separation is working Read More +
By: Wayne Gustaveson August 18, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3636 Water Temperature 78-82 F Adult stripers are now separated from shad forage in the main lake. Predation from all game fish has been intense and very effective for the past two months. What shad are left have moved shallow into the warmest water with brush where adult stripers cannot effectively follow. Small yearling stripers still chase shad on the surface each morning and evening but large boils are confined to the inflow areas and Read More +