Tag Archives: Lake Powell Fishing

Lake Powell Spring Fishing by Capt. Bill McBurney

Fishing Thoughts~Spring Lake Powell by Capt. Bill Every beginning starts about the same at Lake Powell but there are variables. This year we have a huge carry over of 2 dominate bait fish being thread fin and gizzard shad. The north end will produce more threadfin and the south more gizzard and some threadfin. How do you like to catch them? If fly fishing May & June in the back of canyons I recommend in the the south half and sometimes in early July for Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report January 29, 2018

Dear Anglers, Happy 2018 and hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a great 2017. We have have good winter fly-fishing season with the stripers.  Unless it gets severely colder, I can usually count on a window for stripers to fee in the shallows.  For Spring we have a wait and see to observe as to what is in store because of the lack of snow “so far” in the Rockies this year.  A low run off will be a fair bait bite as Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report August 12, 2017

Lake Powell Elevation: 3633.56 Water temp 90’s 40 miles up Lake is the sweet spot for baite fishing drifting anchovies. With storm swim baits and fly fishing clausers. Boils are scarce with full moons and evening fishing dusk till dark is best for this.  Water temps need to drop 15 degrees for longer top water action fishing baits. My last 3 trips have been excellent. Here is photo (a bit fuzzy with glare from water) of Justin fly fishing Wednesday. We did very well. Look Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing April 10, 2017 by Capt. Bill McBurney

Lake Powell Elevation:  3597 Water Temperature: 55 degrees Spring Fishing 2017 Stripers jail birds bite has begun and by mid week coming the bass will be on more next and smallies moving to shore structure by weeked (unless another cold front?).  Water has come up 8 feet in the the last 10 days and the Castle Rock Cut is 15′ deep. Lots of tourist traffic expected this season so make your RV or room reservations if wanting to come fish as soon as you can Read More +

Lake Powell Christmas Special 2016 from Ambassador Guides & Outfitters, Inc.

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Lake Powell Fishing 10-1-16 by Capt. Bill

Ken fishing 9-26-16 Yesterday was  a bit wet but still caught fish Stripers are coming off the bait and on to artificial but we still have a few good holding schools around mile 40. Some big boils reported in Kane Wash but the schools move fast to other canyons Water temps in the morning are 70 degrees up to 74 midday. We are waiting for a full week in the 60 degree range to hopefully kick off the fly and top water action that is Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne’s Words 9-21-16

  Lake Powell Fish Report – September  21, 2016 Lake Elevation: 3611.26 Water Temperature: 73 – 75 F I made it back on the water this week after successful knee surgery.  My doctor suggested using the knee as much as the pain would allow.  I thought I should do more to hasten healing, so I incorporated my own plan for “fish-ical” therapy.  I can highly recommend my techniques for improving knee strength and movement which include: trolling while sitting down with the knee elevated.  (I Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report – Capt. Bill 9-6-16

Marie from Conneticut 9-3-16 Water Temps: 75-78 Lake Powell Elevation:3613.45     Striper boils on south end are like playing poker “luck of the draw”. It is best to leave very early and beeline it to the mouth of the San Juan and give it your best. I am catching some nice smallmouth mornings tube fishing and starting to fly fish and spin over stripers and chumming for them. I am guessing another 3-4 weeks for boiling action to improve but still a wait and Read More +