Warm Water Temperatures Bring Changes to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3,637 msl Water Temperature 82-87 F PAGE, Ariz. — Lake elevation has stabilized and water temperature is at its peak for the summer. It was 84 degrees this morning at sunrise. These factors allow sport fish to settle into a pattern without responding to water level changes. Occasional monsoon cloud bursts are taken in stride without lasting impact. The water is warmer than most fish prefer sending most deeper during the heat of the day. Young Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 7-18-10

    Lake Level 3637.99 Water Temp: 80-85 Been  fishing  quite a bit and stripers are best found this month by cruising to locate schools that are constantly moving. This being what I call the 10 year cycle for larger fish in the slurping stage that normally would be the 1-2 lb. schoolies as the nights begin to cool in August.  You will be able to spot feeding fish a 1/2 mile away in the mornings.  Right now fishing can be excellent on the fly and Read More +

Lake Powell is Boiling! Great news for Anglers 7-06-10

By: Wayne Gustaveson                         July 7, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3638                           Water Temperature 79-84 F   Bullfrog Is Boiling!   The main channel upstream from Bullfrog has erupted with significant sustained striper boils.  That is the place to be right now.  Cruise the main channel from Bullfrog to Good Hope Bay early in the morning or in the evening to find cooperative striped bass chasing shad on the surface.  Slurping boils are still seen every day in the main channel near Wahweap but fishing near Bullfrog Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 6-23-2010

Fly fishing with customers from Lufkin, TX.  We did some fly fishing with clausers and some smallmouth and young stripers were caught.  Also conventional caught some Walleye.  Within 2 weeks we should be seeing some really great top water action for both conventional and fly fishing.  Weather is heating up so early morning starts or late afternoon start till dusk.  Capt. Bill Here is the latest from our Chief Biologist “Wayne’s Words” Lake Powell Fish Report   By: Wayne Gustaveson                         June 23, 2010 Lake Elevation: Read More +

Lake Powell 6-18-2010

Water Temp:  75 Lake Elevation:  3636.03 Surface activity beginning to appear with Stripers lakewide.  Smallmouth are being caught on rock piles off the points  You may get an occasional Walleye still.  I have been catching them each time I am out.  Capt. Bill

Lake Powell Report by Wayne’s Words June 9, 2010

Nice Walleye caught 6-06-10 with Ambassador Guides Lake Powell rose 4 feet since the last report one week ago. Daily inflow is currently near 74,000 acre feet per day. Water temperature went right through the upper 60s on its way to 80F. The water temperature spike was exactly what striped bass were waiting for. They spawned last week from June 2-5 in Padre Bay. Spawning in most lake locations probably occurred at about the same time but local differences in wind, and water temperature may Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 2, 2010

By: Wayne Gustaveson                         June 2, 2010 Lake Elevation: 3626                           Water Temperature 67-72 F   Warm weather is here. Lake level is rising rapidly. That means transition time and tougher fishing   Bass fishing has been super all spring. Rising lake levels cover bass habitat and disguise fish holding spots that have been so obvious at lower lake levels. Bass fishing is still good but it will be necessary to fish deeper and more intuitively when bass nests or actual fish can no longer be Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report – Waynes Words 5-12-10

  Photo Caption: Shane Spravzoff, Flagstaff, AZ, caught some nice walleye at Lake Powell.  May is the best time to find these tasty food fish.  Fish under mud lines in the main channel for best results. Cold windy weather stalled much of the expected spawning activity this past week. Runoff slowed allowing the lake to rise only one foot in a week. Surface water temperature has been in the mid 50s most mornings. But that is now history and a new warming trend is developing. Read More +