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Home Anglers Corner August 30, 2017 - Southern bass

August 30, 2017 - Southern bass

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Hi All:  For a cluster of reasons I have not been fishing at Powell since I went with Dan Parks.  Quite a while ago.  This time I decided on a Fri Sat trip and was a little intrepid about a Saturday.  Saturday was not bad.  No worse than any other day.  Perry Ransom who is from Georgia has never been farther north in Arizona than Flagstaff.  He was awestricken by the beauty of the painted desert and Lake Powell.  We had perfect weather.  No wind, no rain, sunshine and a sliver of moon.
The batteries in the boat are quite old.  Will replace them this coming week.  Had a tail light that we could not get working even with a new replacement.  Park service with red and blue lights apprised us of that.  We already knew it and showed him our new replacement light.  He said I sped across the dam, 12 miles over the speed limit.  Nice guy, let us go with a warning.
When we went to the last hot spot at the entrance to the main channel at Warm Creek the trolling motor would not function.  We fished rather unsuccessfully without it and caught a few fish.  I believe leaving the foot control lying on the deck just under a boat cover for 3 months is a poor practice.  Particularly with almost daily showers we have had at Munds Park.  We let it dry out over night and Saturday it worked fine.  We tried the hot spot, no bites, went south of the entrance to Navajo and loaded up on not very big smallies.  We ended up keeping and fileting 18 and we probably let another 36 go because they were too small.  Smallies, in spite of not being huge, feel like you have a much larger fish in tow.  I missed Ed's fileting talents.  I did the honors and Perry took off the rib cages and packaged the catch.
The hot spot was the bay where Ed Gerdemann caught a big large mouth and a large smallie when we were up there earlier this year.  We caught the largest ones by dead sticking.  That is, just casting out, letting the lure sink to the bottom and have a drink of water or sing a song then pick up the pole with a fish on the end.  Not very scientific but effective.
I am looking forward to going again.  I know Perry is still even more eager than before having had a taste of the good fishing at Powell.
El Viejo

Hi All:  For a cluster of reasons I have not been fishing at Powell since I went with Dan Parks.  Quite a while ago.  This time I decided on a Fri Sat trip and was a little intrepid about a Saturday.  Saturday was not bad.  No worse than any other day.  Perry Ransom who is from Georgia has never been farther north in Arizona than Flagstaff.  He was awestricken by the beauty of the painted desert and Lake Powell.  We had perfect weather.  No wind, no rain, sunshine and a sliver of moon. 

The batteries in the boat are quite old.  Will replace them this coming week.  Had a tail light that we could not get working even with a new replacement.  Park service with red and blue lights apprised us of that.  We already knew it and showed him our new replacement light.  He said I sped across the dam, 12 miles over the speed limit.  Nice guy, let us go with a warning. 

When we went to the last hot spot at the entrance to the main channel at Warm Creek the trolling motor would not function.  We fished rather unsuccessfully without it and caught a few fish.  I believe leaving the foot control lying on the deck just under a boat cover for 3 months is a poor practice.  Particularly with almost daily showers we have had at Munds Park.  We let it dry out over night and Saturday it worked fine.  

We tried the hot spot, no bites, went south of the entrance to Navajo and loaded up on not very big smallies.  We ended up keeping and fileting 18 and we probably let another 36 go because they were too small.  Smallies, in spite of not being huge, feel like you have a much larger fish in tow.  I missed Ed's fileting talents.  I did the honors and Perry took off the rib cages and packaged the catch. 

The hot spot was the bay where Ed Gerdemann caught a big large mouth and a large smallie when we were up there earlier this year.  We caught the largest ones by dead sticking.  That is, just casting out, letting the lure sink to the bottom and have a drink of water or sing a song then pick up the pole with a fish on the end.  Not very scientific but effective. I am looking forward to going again.  I know Perry is still even more eager than before having had a taste of the good fishing at Powell. 

El Viejo

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:29