Lake Powell Fishing Report June 6, 2018 by Capt. Bill

Lake Powell Elevation: 3612.07

Water Temp – Mid to high 70’s

Don’t Forget Your Favorite Anglers this Father’s Day ~ He will thank you!


This past month we have had some extremely good fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and stripers.  The fish gods have cooperated extremely well and my customers have been extremely happy with their success and they are taking alot of fish home that’s for sure.  Fly fishing has been really producing and we will have a couple more weeks with this weather with no changes in equipment at all.  Bait fishing has been the ticket for alot of fish in the channels.  For largemouth and smallmouth early and late are best.  

I recommend 1/2 days for all species as the boaters and the heat has arrived.  You are seeing the fish go down early so if you are wanting a full day I recommend 2 – 1/2 days.    Also seeing lots of issues with Kayakers staying tied up at the dock and they are not supposed to by NPS Law and Boaters are loading up down at the ramp.  Protocol is to load your boat at the top so you take the least amount of time when you arrive at the water’s edge.   If you see something, find a Park Ranger and report it. 

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Licensing:  If you are an AZ Resident you will need a UT Stamp as you cross over into UT waters.  If you are not an AZ resident, pick up a 3 day minimum UT as they are reciprocal with AZ so you do not need an AZ license.  If you are a UT “you are good to go”.

Here are some great shots of our May and June clients.  It was a “tightline'” kind of month.

Create a Great Memory like Nathan and Ryder did in May

Now there’s a Big Boy

Longtime friend Cal Fly Rodding with son Garrett

from my Lee’s Ferry Days!

Garrett & David Flyfishing yesterday!

Charles & Son Austin with some great stripers

Our Friend Paul fishing on his own!!! He is truly a “fishaholic”

Dennis with a great catch Fly Rodding

Garrett Fly Fishing yesterday



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.