Fishing will be best between Spring Colder/Windy front prevailing. Trolling spawning points and baiting if fish have moved deeper. Patience is the only way and catch numbers will vary. Smallmouth and largemouth bass will be slower until weather stabilizes. The remainder of May and all of June are tops for the Fly Rodder as well. A fast sink 15′ tip and 8′ flurocarbon leader and tippett – heavy eye clausers 3-4″ (red and blue are the secret. The other secret are knowing where the Read More +
Nice Catch on the Fly Rod “Dewitt” 5-1-19 Lake Powell News Flash! The month of May is the Fly Fisherman’s best opportunity for chances at a 30″ fish. Some dates are still available but very limited. So call Bill now to discuss 928.606.0933. Also ask about our Lake Powell Experience and availability. Fly Fishing recommended for 2 anglers only! Conventional 4-5 preferred. Picture: Dewitt with a nice striper yesterday on the fly!
Fish are biting extremely well and all “species” and all methods of fishing including fly fishing. Water temps are ideal with low-mid 60’s. If you are planning a trip, book soon even into Fall as we are booking out fast this year with our regular fishing trips and our Lake Powell Experience trip (half fishing – half sight seeing). For those who want the best of both worlds. Castle Rock cut is still not open but with the warmer temps we should start to Read More +
So ! Bait fishBait fishing is excellent right now and Florida style Fly Fishing for stripers “chumming them up from the deep” is also great right now. Low water now mean I have 1 hour each way to go to fish Navajo Canyon so fish cleaning is up to the customer on 1/2 day trips. Full day trip there is more time in the 8 hour window to prepare your catch. When bringing your boat, be sure to let your guide know Read More +
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 +
It’s looking like the striper bait bite will be better than last year as schools are setting up early in the main channel. Some schools will be a better quality than other schools as far as size, fight and edibility goes. For me, I prefer to troll when looking for a quality stripers. Having allot of anglers on Lake Powell early helps to thin out the skinny ones too end by June. This means bigger and fatter fish in deeper water are the target on Read More +
About Ambassador Guides Ambassador Guides is based in Page Lake Powell, AZ and is owned and operated by Bill & Judy McBurney. Captain Bill has been providing quality experiences for both novice and proficient anglers. He is US Coast Guard and AZ Game & Fish licensed, and holds a CUA Permit with Glen Canyon National Park Service. The Captain is the first licensed guide in the Glen Canyon National Park and is most at home when he is on the water. He is a great Read More +
Lake Powell is a Reservoir that was created once the 710 Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1966. It can retain 27 million-acre feet at full pool. With its massive 1900 miles of shore line it is longer than the entire West Coast of the United States. The lake and surrounding area is a geological wonder of the world and is part of the upper reaches of the Grand Canyon. Within Lake Powell is a host of majestic canyons that you can visit while on Lake Read More +
Best time of the year for fishing Lake Powell... All species can be caught year -round, but the water temps on the lake set the consistency for limits. For the largemouth and small mouth angler the action picks up in the Spring (weather permitting due to wind or rain). In the Spring many bass fishing tournaments begin lake wide at this Quarry. April-May are excellent for all bass and at times walleye too. Crappie, Bluegill and Catfish fishing available upon request.
The Colorado, Wyoming and Utah snow pack will make Lake Powell boating & fishing trip longer until the run off is complete around the 2nd or 3rd week of June. Castle Rock Cut will be closed until then with no water. Until runoff is completed, access to certain area are limited and your guide will discuss what options he recommends for your fishing charter. Be prepared to venture through the main channel to get to key areas until then. Capt. Bill