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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 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 April 7, 2015 by Wayne Gustaveson

  Carl Lind, Peoria AZ, caught some nice fat stripers while trolling in the back of Last Chance Bay in Lake Powell. All fish species are heating up and becoming more catchable with the warm weather. The quality of fish caught this spring is unsurpassed Lake Powell Fish Report – April 7, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3590 Water Temperature 56 – 62 F By Wayne Words The unseasonably warm water experienced during the past week has now turned seasonably cooler. The cold front chased bass off 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 +

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 March 1, 2014 by Wayne’s Word

  Photo Caption: Brett Hepworth and family from Cedar City UT, found one nice 7-pound striper in Wahweap Bay while fishing over the President’s Day weekend at Lake Powell. The youngest daughter Whitni caught the biggest fish. Lake Powell Fishing Forecast March 5, 2014 Lake Elevation: 3575 Water Temperature 50-53 F By: Wayne Gustaveson Weather is warming and trees are budding in the high desert.  It’s time to start thinking about fishing and what to expect from Lake Powell in 2014. The lake has dipped Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report by Wayne Gustavson 9-4-13

Photo caption:  Cal Evans from Salt Lake City UT, sent a picture of his grandson’s first striped bass caught on a Kastmaster spoon, jigged on the bottom at 35 feet near Cedar Canyon. Spoon fishing is currently the best presentation for striped bass in the lake north of Bullfrog bay     Lake Elevation: 3589 Water Temperature 77-80 F By: Wayne Gustaveson September may be the best fishing month of the year when all factors are considered.  Water and air temperatures are still warm during 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 +