Lake Powell Fishing Report 1-20-2016

Lake Powell Elevation: 3598.11

Winter trolling and jigging in 25′ water in Lone rock and Navajo Canyon all close to town and marinas is producing the same.  For Winter Stripers troll your shad deep divers 15′ or jig a white Yamamoto plastic on 1/8 to 1/4 ounce pighead and the best bite window will be around 1-2 p.m. as the sun angle warms the surface a degree or two.

Book your Spring fishing today and get in on some great fishing coming up.

Tight lines,

Bill McBurney

Glen Canyon Report for water releases

This notification confirms that the release volume from Glen Canyon Dam for January 2016 will be 900,000 acre-feet.  Hourly and daily average releases from Glen Canyon Dam for January 2016 will be scheduled through Western Area Power Administration to be consistent with the Glen Canyon Dam Operating Criteria (Federal Register, Volume 62, No. 41, March 3, 1997) and to also achieve, as nearly as is practicable, this monthly volume.  Hourly releases during January 2016 are anticipated to fluctuate between approximately 18,000 cfs in the daytime and approximately 10,000 cfs in the nighttime.

We anticipate the release volume for February 2016 will be approximately 700,000 acre-feet with fluctuations between approximately 9,000 cfs and 15,000 cfs.  The anticipated release volume for March 2016 is 650,000 kaf with fluctuations between approximately 7,000 and 13,000 cfs.  This will be confirmed in a subsequent notification toward the end of January.

This notification supersedes all previously issued notifications and is current until a new notification is issued.  All times identified in this notification are local time (Mountain Standard Time) and not hour ending.

If there are any concerns or questions regarding these operations, I can be reached at 801-524-3635.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Katrina Grantz

Hydraulic Engineer/Glen Canyon Dam

Upper Colorado Region

Bureau of Reclamation


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