Tag Archives: Spring fishing

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 Spring Forecast by Capt. Bill

Dear Anglers, Positive feed back from our fishing biologist which is very promising with the abundance of bait fish this Winter.  Whatever style of angling, beginner, semi pro-fly fishermen, bait cast, spin or trolling Spring should provide great angling opportunities.  Our newest boat a 26′ triton that cruises 25knots is rigged for that Spring Lake Powell trip of a lifetime. Current Winter angling is a 50/50 proposition but offers an experience like no other with little or zero boat traffico n the water (weather permitting Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Guide Report 3-18-13 by Wayne Gustavson

Photo caption:  Steve Christensen, Orem UT, caught a 36-inch striper in Lake Powell’s Good Hope Bay while pre-fishing for a bass tournament.  His boating partner, TJ Hiatt, is holding the striper in this picture. The fish was not weighed but a fish of this length usually weighs from 17-20 pounds. Stripers have spilled into the main channel.  It is time for Mid March Madness, Lake Powell style. In early spring food for all Lake Powell predators is at the annual low point.  Predator fish survive Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing by Wayne’s Words 3-14-13

Lake Powell Fish Report – March 13, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3600 Water Temperature 48-57 F By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com This weekend will be the very best time to visit Lake Powell so far in 2013 due to the wonderful warm weather that has finally arrived.  It seems to have been a very long, cold winter but that is now changing.  Lake surface temperature has now climbed above 50 degrees during the day, although it still cools to the high 40s at night.   By next week Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing 3-07-13

Lake Powell Fish Report – March 7, 2013 Lake Elevation: 3600 Water Temperature 46-52 F By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com Declining lake level will have a huge impact on spring fishing.  Current lake level is now at the projected low of 3600 and it will likely decline another foot before spring runoff reverses the lake level.  That is great news for boaters using the southern lake as it will allow the construction crew currently deepening the Castle Rock Cut to remove one more foot of soil Read More +

Bill’s Corner 4-05-12

  STRIPER FISHING   In the Spring freshwater Stripers will start staging the holding pattern mostly by school size. If your catching 1 to 2 pound class fish in the backs of canyons either fish  deeper or move out the channel then find the cover and try for larger fish. After the larger fish are caught be prepared for the smaller ones to show up again. Captain Bill