Tag Archives: Lake Powell

Bill’s Corner 4-22-12

Tips for Fly Rod Fishing at Lake Powell   When trolling for stripers and everything is dialed in like the fish position on the fish finder, wind speed and fish taking the trolled bait, mark that position on the shore line.  Immediately then wind drift back over that area with a fly rod and a full sink line and any shad type fly.  Use a fast retrieve back to the boat.  It is worth several  passes before you resume trolling for the next school of Read More +


Photo caption:  Brian Hammond, Page, AZ,  caught a brown trout in Padre Bay. The bigger surprise is that more brown trout and a rainbow have been recently caught. Looks like bunch of trout were washed downstream last year with the big flood. It will be a very interesting year to fish at Lake Powell.   Lake Powell Fish Report – March 21, 2012 Lake Elevation: 3635 Water Temperature 50-57 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Imagine my surprise when checking the water level to find out that Read More +


5lb Walleyes – Lake Powell Lake Powell Fish Report – February 29, 2012 Lake Elevation: 3635 Water Temperature 48-53 F By: Wayne Gustaveson   Spring Fishing Begins   The water is cold and fish are fussy but some really nice stripers, walleye and bass are being caught. The first fish of spring are fat and healthy.  It looks like game fish have wintered well and show signs of producing a bumper crop of trophy individuals in March and April. If you can’t wait for warmer Read More +

Bill’s Corner 2-26-12- Where are the best stripers right now?

Often I am asked during off seasons where is good fishing right now?  I always try to give my customers since 1979 the best information even if it is not where I am guiding.  A “good guide” should do this. Southwestern AZ Lakes like Havasu and Mohave are good fly an spin opportunities right now between Spring storm fronts for Fly fishing.  Try the south end of Havasu around Havasu Springs with a 7-8 wt rod and 15-20 sink trip 200 grain line with a Read More +

Bill’s Corner 2-13-12- Teasing the Fish on Lake Powell

On Lake Powell (as I learned in Florida) we like to tease our fish!  Recipe?  Bait & Switch  – for fly casters and short throwers: Take one zara spook (large) and remove the hooks, drill a small hole in the mouth and fill with enough water to let the plug still barely float.  Load the lure on a medium spin rod with 4-6 lb fluro line and you can cast this rocket 300+ feet to schools out from the boat.  Stripers will hold and chase your Read More +

Bill’s Corner 1-15-12

Striper Boils "In the West" Best Success! Other than the usual networking of good guides and a reliable "tackle store", you have to be looking at your surroundings as soon as you see water and that is "at the ramp".  Most anglers are just as jazzed at heading up Lake especially if they own a fast fishing machine.  Then they start fishing…."oops". Here on Lake Powell, Herons, Ravens, Gulls and Coyotes are the main players when hitting striper boils that a lot of time have a lot of bass Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 8-17-11

Lake Elevation: 3658    Water Temperature 78-83 F Fishing on the southern end of the lake will not improve until temperatures get cooler in the evenings to cool the water down. Anglers are backed up as well as guides waiting for September and October for this event and hopefully wont experience a prolonged heat spell like the one that hit us in 1993. Our best advice is to stay tuned to the fishing reports that we put out as we are one of the few Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 6-13-11

Lake Powell Elevation: 3633.61 Water Temp: 72 degrees Ron Lenhart, Bass Angler of the Year 1995 – see video Stripers continue to feed on channel points mid Lake Powell to the Dam. Smallmouth are being caught in depths of 20-25′ range on points and rock piles. Walleye can be caught trolling 15-30′ on the tree lines and shore lines. Fishing is excellent right now! Capt. Bill To schedule a trip of your own or just ask questions, contact us using either our contact form or Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 6-8-2011

This is Jerry from Cortez, Colorado with his 8.5 lb striper which gave us a solid 6 minute battle on 6 lb test line. This is 1 of 3 big fish that my customers and I have caught this week. Smallmouth were doing excellent in the early part of the day, we moved on to stripers in the afternoon. We were 40 miles up the lake. Check out the video The fishing on Lake Powell right now is excellent, a great time to be here! Read More +