Tag Archives: largemouth

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 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 by Wayne Gustaveson 4-22-14

Photo Caption: Alex Lafage, Mont de Marsan, France, caught a huge largemouth bass in Wahweap Bay on his first fishing trip to Lake Powell. He caught the bass casting a Sebille Flatt Shad near Wahweap marina.   Lake Elevation: 3575 Water Temperature 59-64 F Lake Powell water level continues to increase.  Water temperature is climbing as well. As this report is written water temperature is at 60 degrees in the morning and climbs during the day unless a strong wind mixes the shallow surface water Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustavson 3/26/14

Photo:  Bill McBurney reported catching an 19 pound striped bass while fly fishing in the southern lake this past week. Striped bass are coming shallower in warming water making them easier to catch by trolling and casting.   Lake Powell Fishing Report March 26, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3575 Water Temperature 52-60 F The weather is warming but the changes are subtle.  On calm warm days surface temperature spikes from 50 up to 60 degrees or higher.  The cold winter water is still below so warm Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne’s Words

Lake Powell Fish Report – June 26, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3600 Water Temperature 73-77 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Shad are taking a beating now as stripers have found the tiny hatchlings close to the surface. Unfortunately, surface feeding stripers are very easy to see but not as easy to catch.  In the southern lake striper slurps are common but very subtle.  Slurps are quick.  Stripers may get done feeding before the boat is in casting range.  If they come up a second time then a Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne’s Words 5-28-13

Photo Caption: Kaleena Jones from San Tan Valley, AZ had a great family vacation to Padre Bay on Lake Powell. She enjoyed great fishing for many species but caught some really nice largemouth bass in the process. Fishing is still excellent for striped bass and walleye at Lake Powell   Lake Powell Fish Report – May 28, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3598 Water Temperature 67-72 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Lake Powell came up another foot in the last week and surface water temperature rose to 67 Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 3-27-13 by Wayne Gustavson

Lake Powell Fish Report – March 27, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3599 Water Temperature 51-55 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Photo: Brian Myers, Colorado angler, caught some good largemouth bass in the northern lake on slow rolling spinner baits.  Stripers are going crazy for bait at Glen Canyon Dam while other species are being steadily caught in 20 feet of water in the northern lake.   Striped bass near Wahweap and Antelope Marinas have made the move from the back of  canyons, where they spent the last Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report April 18, 2012 – Wayne Gustavson

Photo Caption: Autumn and dad Dave McQuitty caught a 5-lb Striper trolling with a deep diving white bomber near mud line at Hite. Stripers are fat and healthy but the big news is about large and smallmouth bass moving into the shallows to spawn.   Lake Powell Fish Report – April 18, 2012 Lake Elevation: 3635 Water Temperature 55-65 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Bass Return to Beds It is the third week of April and true to form bass are returning to the shallows to Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 3-30-12

Lake Powell Elevation: 3635.29 Water temps vary from areas on Lake from 54-60 degrees throughout the day. Largemouth have moved into the shallows to spawn in stained water. Smallmouth have moved to clear water close to the back of canyons.  Schoolie stripers are still on the submerged tree lines in the back of canyons.  Crappie are beginning to nest in the backs of canyons.  Smallmouth, largemouth, stripers and crappie were all caught yesterday on our Charter.