Lake Powell Fishing Report by Capt. Bill McBurney

Lake Powell Elevation:  3599.39
Water Temp:    60

Dear Anglers,

Well fly fishing over chum in the main channel at Lake Powell and some back canyon are good with “better” coming.  Hoping it doesn’t turn hot to soon as it changes alot of opportunity for the Fly Rodder. The other good news is that the bait, spoon and trolling fishing has gotten alot better as well.

Lake Powell is rising at least 1 foot per week and the prediction from the “powers to be” is 50+ feet.  I am  predicting 40′ but will be happy if it does reach that.  Great snow pack in Colorado this past season, so Lake Powell should definitely reap the benefits.  Lake Powell Walleye really like stain water and a faster run off would help.  Best best for Lake Powell Walleye is at the north end of Lake Powell now or camp and fish at night in the south end of Lake Powell in the canyons.

I am seeing lots of young tasty schoolies and lots of die off at deeper main channel school at Lake Powell.  I wouldn’t recommend wasting time below 100′ as that is where their last staging until they drop to the bottom, die and feed the Cray fish and catfish.

If you looking to book at trip with Ambassador Guides this season, my calendar is booking up pretty fast so give us a call at 928.606.5829 for your prospects.  Also remember, if you are House Boating on Lake Powell this year and want to fish some or get a heads up on where the fish are biting at Lake Powell we can come out and get you on the fish for the rest of your trip.

Wishing all our Anglers a Happy Easter today,

Capt. Bill & 1st mate Judy

About Bill McBurney

Captain Bill is an award-winning fishing guide in Arizona. He has been providing quality experiences for both novice and proficient anglers for more than 25 years. He is US Coast Guard and AZ Game & Fish licensed, and holds a CUA Permit with Glen Canyon National Park Service. Bill is a former host of a TV series featuring world renowned anglers and fishing techniques.