High points – Low points to Pre-Spring Fishing on Powell
It’s all about the water temps, the moon phase, your approach and then the secret “luck of the draw”.
For us locals and guides that finally get to fish “without customers” is the warming of a few consecutive nights and days by as little as a few degrees. It doesn’t matter if your bait drop shotting, anchovies at a 100′, trolling, jigging or even fly fishing the shallows where stripers will run in for a feeding that can last a minute to an an hour but seldom longer.
When the Spring Storms fully subside and the water temps remain the 60’s then it is “game on” for all species. Winter catching is spotty but the greatest time for solitude, clear scenery and seeing hardly anyone except birds and wildlife while hoping for a bite on the line.