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July 31,2019

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 31, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3621
Water temperature: 79-85 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net


Lake Powell is now holding steady at an elevation of 3621. Water entering the lake is equal to or slightly exceeds water going out. Expect the lake level to be steady for the next few weeks. Stability allows lake water clarity to increase as sediment falls out onto the lake bottom. Water visibility in the main channel at the mouth of Moki Canyon is about 7 feet. Just downstream from Good Hope Bay visibility is about 5 feet. Floating driftwood will be a problem in the northern lake and the backs of some canyons until the water level begins to decrease and strands the driftwood on shore.

We are quivering with anticipation while waiting for striper boils to begin. Slurps are diminishing. It is hard to catch a fish on top, because the slurp only lasts for 15-30 seconds. It is hard to make the approach in time to make a perfect cast and catch a striper. It is still possible to catch stripers on bait, with a good striper school reported just north of Tapestry Wall. Unfortunately, most of these stripers were thin. Fatter stripers responded to trolled lures further out into the channel. 

The good news is that striper boil reports are starting to come in. A full-blown striper boil blew up and lasted for 30-minutes just before the first big turn in the San Juan Arm. There were boils reported in Red Canyon, as well. Another report came from Buoy 59 in the main channel. That boil was up and down for almost an hour. Once stripers go down they are still anxious to eat shad and will hit spoons really well when the school is seen on the graph under the boat. The best chance of finding boils occurs in the San Juan Arm and in Good Hope Bay and beyond. Expect the rest of the lake to boil in the coming weeks. August is the most consistent boil month. However, September is the most enjoyable with cooler weather and less boat traffic.

Bass fishing is still steady with main channel rockslides, and brushy areas along the shoreline being the most dependable spots to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass. Fishing for sunfish is steady near shore and brushy cover. Look in the back of brushy coves. It is possible to visually find sunfish in shallow coves and then catch them on tiny ice lies with a piece of worm attached. Bluegill may be one of the best tasting fish found in Lake Powell. Invite some to dinner and let us know your opinion.

The easiest big fish to catch is the channel catfish. They come into sandy beaches at dusk and search around all night for something to eat. Table scraps, night crawlers, or anchovies work well as bait. Just cast the bait behind the boat and wait for the catfish to find it. It should not take long. 

There are always some fun fish to catch at Lake Powell. It is an amazing fishery!
 

July 10, 2019

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 10, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3618
Water temperature: 76-85 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

Slurping stripers are still very active in the Southern lake from Wahweap to the San Juan. Get up early to beat the boat traffic and head uplake always on the lookout for a small surface disturbance. Stripers in a tight school are chasing small shad and the feeding event is visible for 100 yards or more in calm water. Watch for gentle splashes and an occasional fish breaking the surface. Approach the slurp quickly, stop in casting range and turn the boat to the side so all can cast to the slurping fish. The first cast must land in front of, or beyond the rapidly moving fish. Work the lure back through the school quickly. Slurping stripers usually dive before there is time to cast again. Sometimes the school goes under the boat. A quickly deployed spoon may work when the school is directly under the boat. Usually the school pops up again. Move the boat again into casting range and repeat the process. Stripers are more likely to hit lures on the first cast. Sometimes they will hit the second time stripers come up. Usually they are not interested in your lures after the second attempt. It is then time to move on and find the next school. 
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On our sampling trip, we saw slurps in the main channel from Gregory Butte to Rock Creek. We caught slurpers from 7 AM to noon before heading back down lake. Six times we caught two fish on the first cast to a new slurping school. Total catch was 27 stripers, caught on full size bone colored, Rebel Jumpin' Minnows. These lures are heavy and cast a long distance. Stripers were very willing to hit big surface lures as long as they were in front and beyond the rapidly moving school. 
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We also tried trolling early along the east wall of Padre Bay and found stripers willing to hit Live Target Shad (Silver-Bronze) crankbait. We caught one fish at 5-10 minute intervals.
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Top water fishing for bass is great at first light in the morning. Brush lines sticking out of the water are signposts that say fish here. Cast topwater lures towards the brush. Work them slowly through the weeds to catch both large and smallmouth bass. Later in the day, go to the backs of the canyons where water is murky, driftwood is floating, and shoreline brush has recently been flooded. Bass are very willing to hit a wide variety of lures in 5 to 25 feet of water. I even caught bass trolling the Live Target shad lure in the backs of canyons at a bottom depth of 12-25 feet.
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Bluegill and Green Sunfish are now easy to see in brushy coves now filling with water. Use a very small jig head with a small piece of worm attached. Kids love catching sunfish and it is a good way to teach them how to fish. 

Catfish are very active on sandy beaches from early evening until late at night while sitting in a lawn chair at the waters edge.

Fishing success is strong and doing well in the heat of the summer on the shores of beautiful Lake Powell.

 

July 17, 2019

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 17, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3620
Water temperature: 78-85 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

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The inflow to Lake Powell is slowing down but not before bringing the lake up over 50 feet. The annual high lake level for this year will be between 3620 and 3625 MSL. Rising water has covered the brush line, which now gives shad, bass, and crappie the opportunity to avoid predation and increase their numbers in the lake. Largemouth bass, crappie and shad numbers decreased in 2018 when the lake only came up 3 feet and brushy cover was absent. Another year of high water in 2020 would boost the sport fish populations and continue to make Lake Powell a reliable fishing destination for anglers from all over the country.

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In the last report, smallmouth bass were lost and wandering with the rising water. Now they are back in good size and numbers. The easiest way to find bass is to watch for narrow, (less than 50 yards wide) isolated rock slides in the main channel and in major canyons. In canyons where the channel is mostly steep cliffs, rocky habitat attracts bass to congregate in a small area where they are easy to find using standard bass baits, such as senkos, Ned rigs, single and double tailed green grubs. The best advice is to fish on the bottom in deeper water than normal, at 20-25 feet. On our weekly trip, we caught 6 smallmouth in about 15 minutes using these techniques. Our best fish was a 3-pounder. (Caught by Nob Wimmer) 
Note the rock slide in the background. 

Stripers are still visibly slurping small shad in open water over the length of the lake. We saw slurps in Warm Creek, main channel, Padre Bay, Dominguez Rock, Face Canyon, Last Chance and Rock Creek. The fish were fun to watch and try to approach, but the numbers caught dropped off significantly since last week. Our catch dropped from 27 stripers caught last week, down to 6 on this trip. Last week slurpers were willing to hit full size white surface lures. This week the most successful lure was a 2-inch rattletrap in black and silver color. Stripers caught were in great shape after snacking on shad for the last month.

We found that the size of shad consumed was essentially the same as that found in striper stomachs for the past month. This means that stripers are focusing on recently hatched shad that swim in open water near the surface. Larger larval shad that hatched out more than a month ago are now hiding in the backs of canyons in turbid water and brush. When stripers deplete the small shad supply in open water they will begin searching for more forage and eventually find larger shad in the backs of canyons. When that happens 'boils' will begin. Stripers boil because large shad can swim fast which means stripers have to surround the shad school and trap it against the lake surface and/or the shore. There have already been a few “boil sightings” in the backs of canyons.

Boils began early last year due to low, clear water. Review the old fish reports (Wayneswords.com) to see when the action started in other years. My best guess is that boils will begin in the northern lake during the last week of July. Water clarity is the key. If runoff continues to muddy the water, it could be a week later. Boils in the southern lake are likely to start in August.

Fishing a striper boil may be the most exciting form of fishing found in fresh water.
 

July 3, 2019

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 3, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3613
Water temperature: 75-85 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

Rapidly rising water levels have really had an impact on fishing success and fish behavior. Many annual and perennial weeds are now under water, which provides cover for small, recently hatched fish. The most beneficial aspect is cloudy water gives small minnows a place to hide. We need these small fish to grow and become the future generation of adult fish in the coming months and years. When the lake level was lower and water was clear, sport fish fed on many small shad and other minnows. Additional cover makes it possible for shad and minnows to find refuge and grow larger. Bigger forage fish will provide more food for all predators in the months to come. 

Stripers are still slurping in the south each calm morning and throughout the day. Slurps are slowing down up north. Slurping striper schools line up on the surface and chase shad pods in quick bursts that last less than a minute. They are up and down often but also quick enough to avoid anglers who are just out of casting range. They go down quickly as a boat gets close but then they resurface nearby often in casting range. The average catch is one striper out of 10 slurps. It is a bit frustrating but also gratifying when a fat healthy striper hits a surface lure, spoon, Steelshad or small white jig.


Charlie Jorgensen caught his first striper at Lake Powell
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Slurps cease when the wind comes up. Hungry stripers then go deeper and hang out at about 30 feet where the water temperature is just right. Bait fishing is now productive as the striper schools go deep to rest up. Anchovies or striper meat draws their attention back to eating and the action continues. Look for striper schools along canyon walls and hovering over bottom structure. Cast the bait out 30-40 feet and let the bait descend slowly as you work it back to the boat. Casting usually works better than just lowering the bait 30-40 feet below the boat.

Rapidly rising water is having an unusual impact on fishing success. Young bass and other minnows are swimming in the backs of coves where the water is turbid and brush is present. Shallow coves in the end of canyons have higher water temperatures (78-85 degrees) which limit access from adult stripers. However, the back of cove with a 12-20 foot deep canyon is a gathering spot for fish of all sizes. We found some productive fishing areas last trip where detritus was floating on the surface, minnows were swimming around and bass and young stripers were right there with the forage fish. We could fish from shore in the back end of narrow canyons and catch a variety of sport fish. If looking for bass, go the back of the canyon. That is the current gathering spot.

Boating traffic is at a summer peak right now. If fishing is on your Lake Powell to do list make sure you get up with the sun and go fishing before boat traffic hits the lake.

Happy 4th of July!
 

June 26, 2019

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Lake Powell Fish Report – June 26, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3608
Water temperature: 72-76 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net


Lake Powell continues to rise over a foot per day, for the second week in a row. The lake is up about 2 inches short of seven feet since the last report.


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Early morning provides the best fishing. Striper slurps last all day long but in the early morning there are fewer boat wakes and more aggressive slurps. That makes it easier to approach the feeding school. Slurps tend to stay up for less than a minute. The school runs through the small shad school quickly, then dives and regroups and looks for another small shad school. When shad are seen the slurpers come right back up. They may be just out of range or right under the boat. React quickly by casting your lure 2 feet in front of the leading fish. If the lead fish are actively slurping (head out of the water) as your lure lands in the right spot, just in front of the lead fish, there is a 50% chance of catching a fish. If it lands too far in front or behind the slurping group, reel in fast and try again. After the slurp goes down watch for the next group to resurface, judge direction of travel and then cast to the sweet spot to catch more fish.

The best chance of catching a striper out of a slurp occurs on the first cast. As they go down a time or two, they are less likely to hit your lure. After they surface for the third time, they avoid your lures. Quickly move on to the next school. This morning we saw slurping schools just about every quarter mile between Wahweap and Last Chance. The biggest concentrations were in Warm Creek, Labyrinth Canyon mouth, Dominguez Rock Cove, and Buoy 25 cove. 

The best lures were slender surface lures similar to an Ima Skimmer. Other reports indicate good catches on an eighth-ounce white crappie jig. I like the thrill of the fish hitting the surface lure and can cast over the feeding school at long distance so I use that. If the slurping school is close then light crappie jigs may be best. Your personal preference is your best choice. 

Slurps are dependable lakewide on calm days. It is possible to see slurps in Moki Canyon, Lost Eden, Halls Creek Lake Canyon, Annie’s Canyon to Rincon, and Hole in the Rock to the San Juan. Slurps are happening lakewide.

Stripers slurp on very small shad (less than an inch) which makes them challenging to catch.

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Smallmouth bass were reluctant to hit our lures. We cast to a few spots and trolled along shorelines that have usually been good for bass without success. They still seem to be looking for their old familiar rocky coves, but cannot find them due to the rapidly rising water. Largemouth bass are doing great in the backs of brushy coves and flooded crevasses where new tumbleweeds provide the brushy cover needed by bass and crappie.

Enjoy an early morning fishing trip and then find time for water sports on beautiful Lake Powell.
 

June 19, 2019 - Go Early for best results.

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Lake Powell Fish Report – June 19, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3600
Water temperature: 71-75 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net


Lake Powell rose an amazing 10 feet since the last fish report. That is the largest one week rise I can remember since the turn of the century in 2000. Inflow still exceeds 100,000 acre feet each day so the lake will continue to rise as much as a foot per day. Make sure to check mooring lines often when boat camping on the lake. All of the main launch ramps (Castle Rock Cut, Antelope Public launch ramp, Bullfrog Main, Halls Crossing) are open due to the rising water level.

The best fishing occurs in the early morning despite the full moon. Get out early to find bass and stripers. After 9-10 AM the lake is busy with boaters, skiers and wake boats. Go fishing early to find striper slurps and surface feeding bass. Use topwater lures to catch a variety of fish. Rico poppers, Ima Skimmers, Buzz baits, whopper ploppers, Hula poppers and many other surface lures will work well.

Largemouth and smallmouth bass will hit topwater. Largemouth will be in recently flooded coves that have submerged tumbleweeds and other brushy cover. Smallmouth are still lost and wandering as their favorite rock piles change on a daily basis. Both bass species will hit topwater lures at first light in the morning. Later in the day, break out the Ned Rigs, green plastic grubs and fish deeper water bouncing the rig on the bottom at 15-20 feet.

Working in the back of the brushy canyon will add more largemouth, while fishing along a cliff wall with a ledge at 15-20 feet will add more smallmouth bass to the livewell. Do not be surprised when a walleye hits one of the deeper rigs. They are still active and available from 15 to 50 feet in the low light periods of morning or evening.

Slurping stripers continue to hit the surface early in the morning before the wind comes up and the boat wakes start. The best slurp reports are coming from Bullfrog down to the Escalante. Do not be surprised to see a slurp anywhere on the lake. In the Southern lake look for slurps at the mouth of Warm Creek, Navajo Canyon, and Rock Creek to Rainbow Bridge. The San Juan and Escalante have many slurps as well. A very small lure placed in front of a group of slurping fish will consistently produce results.

One angler reported great success using a mini Steel Shad. The color of the Steel Shad did not make much difference but the size, flash, and shallow running seemed to trigger the strike. It seems like a good shallow running slurp lure. As shad grow bigger, expect the surface lure bite to improve as well. 

The last species of fish to spawn in Lake Powell this spring is the channel catfish. Spawning temperature is between 70 and 84 degrees. They will be moving into rocky crevices where the male catfish will guard the eggs for at least a week before hatching. Males will be hard to catch but larger female catfish will still be active at night and can be caught from shore or off the back of a houseboat using anchovies, crayfish, hot dogs or night crawlers.

Fishing is still great at Lake Powell!

 

June 12, 2019 - Slurping stripers

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Lake Powell Fish Report – June 12, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3591
Water temperature:  70-75 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

 

We went to Bullfrog on Monday to complete a work assignment, which was to collect 200 surface feeding striped bass.  These captured fish are destined to be brood fish used to create hybrid stripers. We chose this date months ago, based on previous fish reports, which indicated slurping stripers would begin feeding on the surface during the first week of June.   The report strategy worked great as we caught 100 surface feeding (slurping) stripers from dawn until 10 AM on Monday and Tuesday.

Stripers find small schools of shad (less than inch long) on the surface in areas where gizzard shad spawn.  These small shad, bunch up, are surrounded and attacked by hungry stripers. The event is names “slurps” because tiny shad cannot swim fast enough to elude the attacking fish. Schooling stripers surround the shad school and leisurely gulp down as many shad as possible.  Anglers observing the shad feast only see a small surface disturbance and an occasional fish head skimming the surface.

Binging stripers are prone to eat something larger than a tiny shad. If a “large shad” swims by (small rattletrap, spoon, or surface lure), the closest striper can be distracted and hit your lure. The trick is to cast just beyond the feeding school and reel the lure back through the skirmish line.  Usually only one fish is caught from a slurp. Two fish is a bonus.  That is not a problem because the stripers go down, regroup and come right back up under another shad school. On our trip, the wait was often less than a minute with the school coming up again, not very far away.  We ran the big motor close enough to get off another cast and catch another fish. This is an exciting way to catch stripers.  Surprisingly the little foreheads seen sticking out of the water belonged to very healthy 2-3 pound stripers.

Slurps were found uplake as far as Moki Canyon. We did not go uplake further due to a heavy mudline with lots of floating debris. There were slurps in the main channel all day long from Moki Canyon to Rock Creek.  The heaviest concentration of slurping fish were found at Annies Canyon to Rincon where another water color change occurred from murky to clear.  The next giant concentration of stripers was at the mouth of the San Juan. Slurping schools were seen as far downlake as Rock Creek, Dove Canyon, and Dominguez Butte (floating restroom).

Smallmouth Bass fishing is still slower than usual with smallmouth holding on rocky habitat found a week ago, that is now over 20 feet deep.  Largemouth bass are doing fine hiding in the newly submerged tumbleweeds in the backs if canyons and coves. Walleye are deeper than usual because of the fast rising water levels.

The good news is that the Castle Rock Cut is almost 10 feet deep.  Antelope Point public launch ramp will be open soon, The inflowing river water exceeds 134,000 acre feet. Perhaps the best news for anglers is that the Wahweap Fish Cleaning Station is now open.

Life is good at Lake Powell!

 

 

New Wayneswords.net

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There are still many of the long term members that read this fish report that are not signed up on the New Wayneswords.net website. I talked to a fisherman this week who said the new webiste is very confusing. Nothing is in order and it is really hard to find anything.  

The answer to that is you need to be signed in and become a member before the new site makes sense.  After joining (which is simple and easy) then the posts are in order and information easy to find.  Each day you come back you can start where you left off and see new posts that were added and which threads are actively being updated.  The fishing information and pictures are great! Simply ask a question and get many replies.

 https://wayneswords.net/threads/fishing-near-wahweap-campground.2895/

If you are houseboating and not fishing then look on the Recreation page.

Go through the table of contents on the front page by clicking on Forums and see what is offerred.  

Please give the new site another look.  I suspect that we have over 2000 previous members to WW.com that have not yet signed up. You can read the fish report on the old site but there is so much more. Give it a try. It will be worth it.  

Wayne 

 

 

June 5, 2019 - Lake rapidly rising

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Lake Powell Fish Report – June 5, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3586.42
Water temperature:  68-75 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

The lake is coming up fast.  Castle Rock Cut now has over 6 feet of depth allowing all vessels to pass through. The Antelope Point launch ramp will open in a week or less. For those camping on the shoreline, be aware that the lake is coming up 6-inches or more per day.  Make sure your boat is retied every morning.  The rising water is also confusing some of the fish.

Stripers and shad are always in close proximity. Shad have been absent most of the winter and spring but are now reproducing in big numbers.  Our shad sampling shows good reproduction results over the length of the lake. There are tons of shad in the backs of the canyons. That means stripers are beginning to move from the main channel walls to the backs of canyons. This will take a few weeks for stripers to find shad and make the right moves.

Slurping stripers are now common in the northern lake.  The southern lake is slightly behind, but slurps are starting in the backs of most major canyons. This has caused some movement, as active stripers will now be searching for shad.  Stripers are scattered in the backs of canyons but can be seen surfacing very early in the morning. Catching topwater stripers is a good start for any fishing trip.

Rising lake levels have displaced largemouth and smallmouth bass. Largemouth want dense cover so newly submerged tumbleweeds are very welcome shelters.  Look for largemouth in new brushy cover in the backs of canyons. Smallmouth bass like rock structure so they are holding in familiar rock structure as the lake continues to rise.  Crayfish are not moving shallow as fast as the lake is rising so smallmouth bass are now deeper than expected.  Smallmouth are susceptible to the normal plastic baits, as their activity level has increased with the warming water temperature.  They will hit in shallow water near rocky habitat.  We also found them in open water while trolling along rocky shorelines.

Walleye are scattered but more aggressive as the water temperature has increased. We did not target walleye but were able to catch them while trolling and casting.  My biggest surprise came after catching a striper while trolling.  While playing that fish, I saw other fish on the graph following the striper.  When that happens, the troll-caught first fish is tossed in the cooler and a spoon deployed to catch more stripers. My spoon was inhaled by a walleye on the first bounce, on the bottom in 25 feet of water.  The best walleye baits are bottom bouncers, Ned rigs and bass jigs with a piece of night crawler attached.  Walleye will be vulnerable to daytime anglers for a few more weeks.  After that, they will revert to a nighttime shad and crayfish diet.

Our main target this week was Bluegill and Green Sunfish.  A piece of worm hooked to a tiny ice jig was a successful technique once the proper habitat was located.  With rapidly rising water, shallow rocky habitat can be covered and lose its appeal.  We looked for very tall rockslides that offered constant rocky habitat as the water level quickly rises. These tall, but narrow, rockslides worked well for sunfish and we found smallmouth bass happy to bite a worm.

The fishing trip produced a mixed bag of species caught while trolling, casting, spooning and dropping worms in shallow water. There are many options for your fishing enjoyment.

 

May 29, 2019 - Fish are Energized!

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Lake Powell Fish Report – May 29, 2019
Lake Elevation: 3583.42
Water temperature:  61-65 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

 

Lake Powell is three feet higher than reported in the last fish report. That is great news for all those fishing at the lake this spring, but those on the southern end are giddy because the Castle Rock Cut is now open.  Yesterday on my fish report trip, we found a few low spots in the Cut where the depth was only 1.5 feet.  We had our outboard motor elevated so it was almost at a 45-degree angle. We did not hit bottom in the shallow spots.  Since then the lake has risen another 4 inches. In another week, the shallowest spot in the Cut will be over 2.5 feet making the Cut passable for almost all vessels.

Our trip goal was to find out how fishing conditions have changed since the big cold front passed through.  We started by trolling for stripers on the Wahweap side of Castle Rock.  We caught 2 stripers in 3 short runs confirming that as a valid technique. We then tried the mouth of Labyrinth with no success in one short trolling run.  We caught another 3 stripers in 3 short runs on the east wall of Padre Canyon. Our next stop was Buoy 25 where we got a real time fish report that stripers were still hitting bait on the canyon wall. We then hit the back of Last Chance and Rock Creek and found stripers willing to hit trolled Flicker Shad (Chartruese), Lucky Craft XD 78 Pointers (Chartruese shad), and small, dark colored rattletraps. Using trolling, casting and spooning techniques, we caught 25 healthy stripers, of which only 4 were malnourished.

Uplake stripers were caught trolling in the back of Bullfrog and Halls and other canyons. Bait fishing works as well at Moki Wall and Moki Canyon, Lake Canyon, mouth of Halls Creek, and many other spots.  Bait will continue to work on the main channel walls and mouths of canyons for a few more weeks.

The most exciting report of the week is that stripers are beginning to “slurp” on larval shad in Moki Canyon and many other canyons in the northern lake. Newly hatched shad are just learning how to swim near the surface.  Stripers form a line, swim through the floating shad school and slurp shad off the surface. Their surface disturbance is visible from about 100 yards away. Cast small surface lures to the side of the slurper line or to individual fish that are breaking ranks with the main body of their cohorts.  These individuals are looking for a new target while the school feeding in formation is only interested in eating small shad. Stripers will now regain their health since shad are now available for a daily meal.

Smallmouth bass fishing slowed down with the cold, rainy weather but will now peak as the water temperature climbs from 60 to 70F in the next week. Ned rigs, single and double tail grubs, square bill crankbaits and a variety of other plastic lures based on your personal preference will work great this week as bass are re-energized with warming conditions.  Largemouth bass will follow suit but they will be parked in the tumbleweed piles that have recently gone underwater.

Walleye are energized, as well, by the warming water as they search for food at 15-20 feet.  Crayfish colored Ned Rigs fished very slowly along 15-foot flat shelves have been the most dependable presentation so far this spring.  Add a piece of worm to increase your confidence in catching these toothy predators.  Keep all the walleye you want as there is no limit on walleye and they are harder to catch in the summer months. This is prime time.

Bluegill and green sunfish will be easy to catch on tiny ice jigs with a piece of worm around shallow brush and rocks in the warming water.  Bluegill will also use your houseboat for shade and can be caught by children off the back of the boat.

So take your pick of which species to chase. Fishing at Lake Powell will be supercharged this week with the warming weather.

 
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