Tag Archives: Lake Powell

Lake Powell Fishing by Wayne Gustaveson March 4, 2016 & Glen Canyon Water Levels

Lake Powell Fish Report – March 4, 2016 Lake Elevation: 3594 Water Temperature: 51-55 F By: Wayne Gustaveson March is coming in like a kitten, at least until the weekend when the temperature drops and a winter storm snows and blows. The Lake can certainly use more the moisture.  Fishing in the spring is always better during warming periods.  Here is what to expect when the next storm blows out and weather warms once more. Largemouth bass warm up and get a lot friendlier when Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Spring Forecast 2016 from Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Powell Spring Forecast 2016 Lake Powell sportfish were warm and happy when tucked in for the winter in 2015.  Shad production has been at peak levels for the past two summer seasons.  Gizzard shad dependably produce a consistent number of offspring, but in 2014 – 2015, threadfin shad, were produced in record numbers. Stripers, bass and walleye absolutely “love” threadfin shad.  The shad boom came at just the right time for an aging striper population comprised of old stripers that were worn out from Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 11-21-15

Lake Powell Elevation: 3605.98 Water Temp: 60 degrees Dear Anglers,   Went out yesterday with my neighbor to hunt for crappie but to no avail.  We turned our hunt for smallmouth in Gunsite Canyon and found our fish at 40′ off the points.  Are last approach where we hunted for suspended stripers along the channel edge where you graph the contour of the drop off to 40-100′.  Stripers hit the Deep Dive shad raps on a 5mps fast troll.  We landed 6 fish all between Read More +

June 2015 catches

Some of my recent trips and successful “striper catching”.  Capt. Bill Mitch B. our frequent angler from Arizona June 2015   Our Cortez family returns this year for another successful trip June 2015   Glen & Wife June 20, 2015 June 20, 2015 Caught 24 take home 10 Matt lands a nice one – June 2015 Our frequent Angler Paul B. from Surprise, AZ June 2015

Lake Powell Entrance Fees May 2015

From Glen Canyon During the public comment period, the park received 34 formal comments. While the majority of comments supported an increase, some people felt that the originally proposed increase was too high. In response to public comments, the park modified the proposal to reduce the fee schedule and phase implementation. For the schedule of fee increase implementation, please see the table below: Entrance Fees Current Fees Effective June, 1 2015 Effective January 1, 2016 Annual Pass $30 $40 $50 Private Vehicle Entrance  $15 $20 $25 Individual Entrance $7 $10 $12 Motorcycle Entrance $10 $15 $20 Boating Permits Current Fees Effective Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson May 6, 2015

  Shane Spravzoff, Flagstaff AZ, caught all different kinds and sizes of fish in Lake Powell during the first weekend of May. Fishing will continue to be great for the whole month in this magical year for catching healthy, large fish in the most beautiful lake in the world. Lake Powell Fish Report – May 6, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3589.8 Water Temperature 62- 70 F Fish reports from the first weekend in May are rolling in and all agree that last weekend was the very Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing report by Wayne Gustaveson April 29, 2015

    There are three photos today. One shows Wayne Gustaveson holding a few of the walleye caught yesterday. The next shows a green tube jig tipped with a piece of night crawler. Walleye like the taste of live worm and it helps to have a worm on the hook to get the bite. The last picture shows a close up of a walleye being landed with that green tube in its mouth.   Lake Powell Fish Report – April 29, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3590.2 Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson April 22, 2015

    Wayne Gustaveson displays a fat striped bass and a walleye. Both fish were caught at noon while trolling and casting in 20 feet of water. Expect fishing success for all species to improve as the water temperature climbs consistently into the 60 degree range during May. Lake Powell Fish Report – April 22, 2015 2015 Lake Elevation: 3590.5 Water Temperature 59 – 65F Weather in the southwest continues to be mild. At Lake Powell nights are cool and days warm enough to make Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 3-28-15 by Capt. Bill McBurney

Lake Powell Elevation:  3591.04 Water temps will be staying in the 60’s this coming week and by mid April smallmouth and largemouth will be on the nest.  Stripers are wanting to move but the report out of Utah officials has them staying in the backs of Canyons all year at Lake Powell.  I believe some will but the triggering effect to spawn which means out in the Colorado Channel and better bait fishing by May hopefully.  Get your booking in for some great fishing coming Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report March 24, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

    Photo caption: While fishing for stripers in Warm Creek my lure ticked the bottom momentarily. It was long enough for a small quagga mussel to snap shut on the hook. This is my first shell-hooked catch of a live mussel. If a mussel can bite a rattletrap there is no reason that it could not catch an anchor rope,ski rope or any other object under the water. Make sure to clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving Lake Powell. Lake Powell Fish Read More +