Tag Archives: Lake Powell

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 8-27-14

Photo Caption:  Carl Lind, Wittmann AZ, caught this 3-pound striped bass in Last Chance Bay trolling a shad rap.  Striper fishing is much better this week as stripers are chasing shad to the surface each morning and evening.  Stripers are FAT after gorging on a bumper crop of shad. They are very strong fighters and are willing to hit surface lures. August 27, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3606 Water Temperature 77-80 F Reports of stripers feeding on the surface really had me invigorated this morning.  We Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 8-20-14

For some unknown reason on certain days one lure will work better than another. On this trip the Bomber Flat A in shad color worked the best. This lure is pictured here so you can see the colors,,,,and the fish. Lake Powell Fishing Report August 20, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3607 Water Temperature 78-83 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Lake Powell fish are getting fatter. That is a good thing coming off a difficult year with low water and very little brushy habitat. Our studies show that Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson

    Lake Powell Fishing Report July 23, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3608 Water Temperature 77-85 F Photo: Jaxson Jones, Phoenix AZ, helped his dad manhandle this big striper caught trolling in Padre Bay. Stripers are boiling in the northern lake but trolling 20-25 feet deep works better on the south end. Big news began pouring in on July 25th.  Stripers were boiling in the northern Lake from Good Hope Bay to White Canyon.  As the week progressed more reports followed.  Stripers were seen feeding on Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing by Wayne Gustaveson July 9, 2014

Photo caption: Weston Gleave from Bountiful UT, enjoyed a striper fishing trip with his father to Lake Powell. shortly after returning from military service. Memories from successful fishing trips where parents share these experiences wit…h their children will never be forgotten. It is time to take a kid fishing. July 9, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3609 Water Temperature 75-80 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Lake Powell has topped out at 3609 MSL after rising 35 feet this year. That means Castle Rock Cut is 27 feet deep Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 6-17-14

Photo Caption: Adam Jones and Deborah Williams found a trophy striper thrashing on the surface near Warm Creek. They tried to save the fish but it died due to post spawning stress. It was then turned over to Utah Wildlife resulting in the discovery of many interesting facts about trophy stripers in Lake Powell.   Early Saturday morning, June 14, a call came stating a big striper had just been caught at the mouth of Warm Creek. It took about 20 minutes to get there Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 6-5-14

Photo: William Thompson, age 15 from Idaho Falls ID, caught a big striper in the Escalante River Arm of Lake Powell. He was fishing with his family when stripers started to boil in the back of the canyon.  He caught the first striper from a boil in 2014. Lake Elevation: 3592.3 Water Temperature 67-74 F Lake Powell came up over 6 feet since last weeks’ report.  Fast rising water means fishing success along the shoreline declines as water covers new ground.  Seems fish and fishermen Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing by Wayne Gustaveson 5-29-14

Photo: Ryan Mosley and Kevin Clegg , Dutch John UT, fished for stripers and walleye in May by trolling along Tapestry Wall. Here is the catch with the beauty of Tapestry Wall in the background. Lake Powell Fishing Report May 28, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3586.3 Water Temperature 67-74 F Lake Powell is now flooding new ground as runoff has doubled.  The lake rose over 3 feet last week. That figure will increase to 5-6 feet next week. Make sure to check beached houseboats daily and Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustaveson 5-22-14

  Photo:  Briann Reeves, caught a 9-pound striped bass fishing with bait in the main channel near Buoy 3.  Bait fishing is still working lake wide for striped bass while walleye and bass fishing success is steadily improving each day.   Lake Elevation: 3583 Water Temperature 62-65 F Lake Powell is rising.  The lake looks refreshed as water is now covering vegetation that has grown along the shoreline.  The rejuvenation is needed as low water over the past two years has changed how fish do Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 5-17-14

8 LB Striper with Bralley Group 5-17-14 Another nice Striper 5-17-14 30 Fish day nothing under 3 lbs.! Lake Powell Elevation:  3582.50 Water Temp: 61 -64 degrees The Great news is Castle Rock Cut is at 30′ today and  rising 6″ a day. We have moved to the interiors away of pressure and an abundant of bigger fish (stripers).  Fly Fishing Florida type is coming on as weather temperatures rise.  That means bait and conventional fishing will get stronger for the next few weeks.  I Read More +

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 +