Tag Archives: bait fishing

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 4-30-14

Photo: Vikki Berrera, Phoenix AZ, displays a nice walleye caught near Moki Canyon in April.  Walleye fishing will get even better in May  Tip the plastic jig with a live worm to target walleye Lake Elevation: 3577 Water Temperature 56-60 F Great News!  The cold wind that has been blowing non-stop is going to soon be gone. Lake temperature has dropped back down to 56 degrees in the mornings but it rises to 60 by evening. That has slowed bass and crappie spawning.  Looks like Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 2-19-14

Lake Powell Elevation: 3576.58 Lake Powell has produced striper catches all Winter with mostly schoolies size fish. Bigger fish are ready for spawn when water temps climb another 10 degrees which will make the fish bite even better still.  If Spring continues mild, fishing WILL BE EXCELLENT for stripers.  Later March through Summer/Fall Season fly, spin, bait cast and trolling .  Our boats and Guide have you covered. With the warmer temps we have been getting look for water temperature to jump…Get you booking in Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustavson 8-7-13

Lake Powell Fish Report ­ August 7, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3593 Water Temperature 77-81 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Lake surface temperature and lake level are declining.  Cool monsoon weather patterns are adding much needed rain water to the lake but not enough to keep the lake from declining one foot per week. Fishing success for stripers on anchovy bait and smallmouth on plastic bait is still exceptional. Adult stripers are holding at about 30 feet where cooler temperatures make life more pleasant for these hungry Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne’s Words June 4, 2013

Hall of fame baseball player Fred  Lynn had a 3-day Lake Powell trip with major league fishing for largemouth (pictured), smallmouth bass, stripers and walleye. All fish were caught casting with hard baits and soft plastics between Good Hope Bay and Iceberg Canyon. Lake Powell Fish Report – June 4, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3599 Water Temperature 69-74 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Big Changes! Lake level is slowly rising but that is not as important as the rise in water temperature. During May the surface temperature Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 4-20-13

  Chuck from Sheridan, WY Fishing remains fantastic.  I am fishing further up Lake as there are no crowds and the fish are in really good shape.  Bait fishing excellent and fly fishing equally excellent.   I am confident the fishing will only increase and be really strong all Summer.  Check out our rates 1-4 Angler $550.00 = $137.50 each or 1/2 day $375 1-4 anglers 93.75 each.  Stay at the Days in and get a 15% discount if you are fishing with Ambassador Guides. Got Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 4-14-13

  Fishing remains good this past weekend. Bigger stripers are on the feed and you can graph schools of bait fish close by when stripers are fat.  5-6 lb fish are the norm and fly fishing over chum is promising in the Main Channel on Lake Powell holding fish on points and shelves bordering deep water 300-400 ft. plus. Key to getting the bigger fish is to keep one line down below the feeding fish school for that possible “big strike for a 10lb plus”.    Wind will be Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 4-12-13

Fishing is excellent right especially Fly Fishing.  We are catching a lot of stripers with chartreuse clausers and Bill’s Secret “Fly”….stripers are an ample size.  Fishing anchovies is working extremely good now.  I typically fish away from other customers to get you on to bigger and fatter fish and away from the crowds. Come see us!   Capt. Bill  

Lake Powell Fishing report by Wayne Gustavson

  Photo Caption:  Rod Thompson, Sandy UT, found great fishing in Good Hope Bay with his wife and son. They caught six different species of fish and thoroughly enjoyed the variety and unique experience provided by Lake Powell in the springtime. Lake Powell Fish Report ­ April 10, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3598 Water Temperature 53-63 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Stripers are still running along the canyon walls in the southern lake.  They spilled into the main channel 3 weeks ago and have been eager to Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 4-4-13

  Stripers on the Fly or on bait are in the Zone for Lake Powell Fishing right now.  There are 1,000’s of fish at the dam and intake for the bait angler, but fish are marginal weight wise.  For fatter fish try chumming in the 60′ range toward the backs of most Canyons. Last Chance and Rock Creek are Top Spots without pressure…Water will be holding at 60 degrees this coming week so striped bass on Lake Powell will be looking to nest around short Read More +

Lake Powell 3-10-13

Lake Powell is celebrating its 50th birthday and the timing for anglers couldn’t be better.  Lake Powell fishing expert and fish biologist Wayne Gustaveson says the spring and summer of 2013 are shaping up to make for a banner year for catchers and consumers of Bass, Stripers, and Walleye. Gustaveson says the combination of a high water year at Lake Powell in 2011, followed by a relatively low level year with plenty of shad has set the stage for ample catches from both vessel and Read More +