Why use a Fishing Guide?

Your “Guide” to fishing Lake Powell

Heading out into the open bays of Lake Powell in search of big strippers, walleye and smallmouth bass can be overwhelming for the newbie. With 96 major side canyons and 1960 miles of shoreline, it is one of the largest manmade lakes in North America.

Fish Where the Fish Are

There is an adage in the world of fishing; “Fish where the fish are.” Finding big fish with more than 27 million acre-feet of water to explore is a challenge. A big challenge.

The simple answer is to hire an experienced guide. Being on the water almost every day, they have a keen sense of where the fish are and what whets their appetites. Finding fish and getting them in the boat is their business. They know the local waters.

Whether you are a novice or veteran fisherman, a seasoned guide can help you catch more fish and bigger fish. As a novice, new to fishing, you’ll be provided with reels, rods, and bait along with the experience and expertise of a pro to help catch fish consistently. For the experienced angler, the promise of bigger fish is enticing.

One of the very best guides on Lake Powell is Bill McBurney of Ambassador Guides. He knows where the fish are and how to catch them. Fishing where the fish are in a lake the size of Powell can be quite a challenge. Bill has navigated just about every side canyon in the southern half of Lake Powell. There’s a time and a season for catching all the major species found in Lake Powell — Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and stripers. Bill has experience with every species found on the lake. No fishing trip is a guarantee. There are many factors which affect the fishing.

One thing for sure, you will have your best chance to catch big fish with Bill as your guide. Bill is a knowledgeable guide; an excellent teacher and a fabulous story tell. You will not be disappointed fishing with Bill.

The scenery itself is worth the trip.

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About Bill McBurney

Captain Bill is an award-winning fishing guide in Arizona. He has been providing quality experiences for both novice and proficient anglers for more than 25 years. He is US Coast Guard and AZ Game & Fish licensed, and holds a CUA Permit with Glen Canyon National Park Service. Bill is a former host of a TV series featuring world renowned anglers and fishing techniques.