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August 8, 2018 - Bass Fishing is Best

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Lake Powell Fish Report – August 8, 2018
Lake Elevation:  3602
Water temperature:  79 - 86 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net
Fishing success on the southern end of the lake is all about smallmouth bass.  Basically smallmouth bass are found on rock structure that is 12-30 feet deep.  Look for rocky outcroppings, drop-offs, rocky points, shelves, rock slides, big rocks, little rocks, rocky coves and virtually anything else rock related.  While traveling up or down lake just scan the shoreline and look at the beauty and majesty of the giant rock walls.  Occasionally you will see rock features that could hold smallmouth bass.  Try those spots that look the most “fishy.”
Smallmouth bass can be caught while trolling a rattletrap or medium diving crankbait parallel to rocky structure.  The best method now is to use crayfish colored (green) or shad colored (white with black flake) plastic baits on a 1/8th to 1/4 ounce jig head bounced along the bottom structure. The most exciting technique is casting topwater lures toward shore before the sun hits the water.   In summary, if you have a favorite smallmouth technique, give it a try.  You will catch some fish.
It is very busy with campers and boaters in the southern lake.  It gets quieter as you go further uplake. Right now the best lakewide bass fishing spot is from Oak Canyon to the Escalante.  Bass catching near the mouth of the San Juan in the main channel is nonstop.
Striper fishing in Good Hope Bay dropped off a bit today. Instead of catching 50 -100 fish, the reported catch today was only 20 stripers caught in boils. There were also a few stripers caught in Bullfrog Bay on topwater lures while traveling uplake to Good Hope. Stripers could come to the top again tomorrow or it could take a few more days.  My guess is that the shad schools are moving and stripers were left behind for while. Broaden the search zone to find moving fish. I predict the next north lake boils will be closer to Ticaboo, Red Canyon or Blue Notch.
Stripers are more difficult to locate in the southern lake.  The common pattern is to troll and graph in 25 feet of water towards the backs of canyons. That is not always easy to do with lots of ski boats and camps in the backs of the canyons. It is better to look for stripers further uplake.
Over the length of the lake, the best time to find boiling fish is morning and evening twilight but they can pop up anytime during the day.  When large schools of shad are seen on the graph or swimming in clear water near shore, hungry stripers will be close by.  Shad do not have many brushy places to hide so they swim in very tight schools hoping stripers will eat those shad on the outer edge of the school first.  It is a difficult time to be a shad.  This is the time when anglers can actually help the forage fish by catching lots of stripers in boils and allowing shad to swim free for another day.
It is time to put on your S.H.A.D. Badge = (Shad Helpers and Defenders) Go catch some stripers!

Lake Powell Fish Report – August 8, 2018

Lake Elevation:  3602

Water temperature:  79 - 86 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net
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Fishing success on the southern end of the lake is all about smallmouth bass.  Basically smallmouth bass are found on rock structure that is 12-30 feet deep.  Look for rocky outcroppings, drop-offs, rocky points, shelves, rock slides, big rocks, little rocks, rocky coves and virtually anything else rock related.  While traveling up or down lake just scan the shoreline and look at the beauty and majesty of the giant rock walls.  Occasionally you will see rock features that could hold smallmouth bass.  Try those spots that look the most “fishy.”

Smallmouth bass can be caught while trolling a rattletrap or medium diving crankbait parallel to rocky structure.  The best method now is to use crayfish colored (green) or shad colored (white with black flake) plastic baits on a 1/8th to 1/4 ounce jig head bounced along the bottom structure. The most exciting technique is casting topwater lures toward shore before the sun hits the water.   In summary, if you have a favorite smallmouth technique, give it a try.  You will catch some fish.

It is very busy with campers and boaters in the southern lake.  It gets quieter as you go further uplake. Right now the best lakewide bass fishing spot is from Oak Canyon to the Escalante.  Bass catching near the mouth of the San Juan in the main channel is nonstop. 

Striper fishing in Good Hope Bay dropped off a bit today. Instead of catching 50 -100 fish, the reported catch today was only 20 stripers caught in boils. There were also a few stripers caught in Bullfrog Bay on topwater lures while traveling uplake to Good Hope. Stripers could come to the top again tomorrow or it could take a few more days.  My guess is that the shad schools are moving and stripers were left behind for while. Broaden the search zone to find moving fish. I predict the next north lake boils will be closer to Ticaboo, Red Canyon or Blue Notch.

Stripers are more difficult to locate in the southern lake.  The common pattern is to troll and graph in 25 feet of water towards the backs of canyons. That is not always easy to do with lots of ski boats and camps in the backs of the canyons. It is better to look for stripers further uplake. 

Over the length of the lake, the best time to find boiling fish is morning and evening twilight but they can pop up anytime during the day.  When large schools of shad are seen on the graph or swimming in clear water near shore, hungry stripers will be close by.  Shad do not have many brushy places to hide so they swim in very tight schools hoping stripers will eat those shad on the outer edge of the school first.  It is a difficult time to be a shad.  This is the time when anglers can actually help the forage fish by catching lots of stripers in boils and allowing shad to swim free for another day. 

It is time to put on your S.H.A.D. Badge = (Shad Helpers and Defenders) Go catch some stripers!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 14:33
 

August 1, 2018 - Go North for Boils

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Lake Powell Fish Report – August 1, 2018
Lake Elevation:  3603
Water temperature:  80- 86 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net
The very best place to fish this week on Lake Powell begins at Bullfrog and gets better by traveling further north. The Hot Spot is Good Hope Bay with the target being boiling stripers.
Shad schools that were hiding in the backs of the canyons have now moved out into open water hoping to avoid striper schools that were feeding ferociously on shad hiding in the canyons. That escape tactic did not work very well since shad swim in large schools that are easy for stripers to locate and then attack.  This does work well for anglers who can see the large splashes created when 2-3 pound stripers drive shad to the surface and/or against the shoreline and feed for long periods of time.  It is now possible to see “boiling fish” that stay on the surface for an hour or more. If you can get close enough to cast a lure into the boiling melee you will catch lots of stripers with a few bass mixed in as well. It is wise to take binoculars with you to quicken the search for boiling fish.
There have been a few boils reported near Halls Marina in the mornings or evenings. Boils can pop up anywhere over the length of the lake. It is likely to see boils in the San Juan, Escalante, and main channel from Rainbow Bridge to Bullfrog.  There have been only a few boils seen from Rainbow Bridge to the dam due to a lack of shad schools in open water in the southern lake. Stripers have been very efficient in slurping up most of the larval shad produced in the southern lake this spring. There is some hope for boils occurring in the south later this year as some shad schools are hiding effectively in shallow, murky, warm water in the backs of some canyons.
Larger adult stripers are not able to stay near the surface in 80 degree water (warm temperature intolerance) so they are holding at 30-50 feet looking for food.  They are finding crayfish on the bottom at 20-30 feet in the backs of canyons and on rocky shelves and drop-offs.  These stripers can be caught trolling to find schools and then casting to catch more fish. Spoons work well once a school is located holding on the bottom. From Wahweap to Padre Bay there are many campsites, houseboats, and wake boats in the backs of canyons where adult stripers are found.  It is more successful to go fishing from Last Chance uplake where summer boat traffic is less.
Smallmouth bass provide the best fishing from Wahweap to Rainbow Bridge.  Best success is achieved by getting on the water at first light and casting surface lures toward the shoreline where bottom depth of 10-25 feet.  Look for rocky points, islands, and deep coves along the shoreline where bass like to congregate. Bass feed aggressively as the sky starts to lighten but then action declines as the sun comes up.   Bass then move deeper and can be caught on double and single tail plastic grubs from 15-30 feet.
On our last sampling trip in the south, we caught lots of smallmouth bass at first light on surface poppers fished with a big splash and then a pause followed by smaller splashes. When the sun came out we dropped double and single tail grubs to the bottom at 15-25 feet on rocky points jutting out from shore.   We had a nice largemouth bass, a 3 pound striper, and a big catfish join in with the smallmouth menagerie.  We had a great full day of fishing and returned to the dock by 11 AM.

Lake Powell Fish Report – August 1, 2018

Lake Elevation:  3603

Water temperature:  80 - 86 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

The very best place to fish this week on Lake Powell begins at Bullfrog and gets better by traveling further north. The Hot Spot is Good Hope Bay with the target being boiling stripers. 

Shad schools that were hiding in the backs of the canyons have now moved out into open water hoping to avoid striper schools that were feeding ferociously on shad hiding in the canyons. That escape tactic did not work very well since shad swim in large schools that are easy for stripers to locate and then attack.  This does work well for anglers who can see the large splashes created when 2-3 pound stripers drive shad to the surface and/or against the shoreline and feed for long periods of time.  It is now possible to see “boiling fish” that stay on the surface for an hour or more. If you can get close enough to cast a lure into the boiling melee you will catch lots of stripers with a few bass mixed in as well. It is wise to take binoculars with you to quicken the search for boiling fish.   

There have been a few boils reported near Halls Marina in the mornings or evenings. Boils can pop up anywhere over the length of the lake. It is likely to see boils in the San Juan, Escalante, and main channel from Rainbow Bridge to Bullfrog.  There have been only a few boils seen from Rainbow Bridge to the dam due to a lack of shad schools in open water in the southern lake. Stripers have been very efficient in slurping up most of the larval shad produced in the southern lake this spring. There is some hope for boils occurring in the south later this year as some shad schools are hiding effectively in shallow, murky, warm water in the backs of some canyons.

Larger adult stripers are not able to stay near the surface in 80 degree water (warm temperature intolerance) so they are holding at 30-50 feet looking for food.  They are finding crayfish on the bottom at 20-30 feet in the backs of canyons and on rocky shelves and drop-offs.  These stripers can be caught trolling to find schools and then casting to catch more fish. Spoons or bait works well once a school is located holding on the bottom. From Wahweap to Padre Bay there are many campsites, houseboats, and wake boats in the backs of canyons where adult stripers are found.  It is more successful to go fishing from Last Chance uplake where summer boat traffic is less.

Smallmouth bass provide the best fishing from Wahweap to Rainbow Bridge.  Best success is achieved by getting on the water at first light and casting surface lures toward the shoreline where bottom depth is 10-25 feet.  Look for rocky points, islands, and deep coves along the shoreline where bass like to congregate. Bass feed aggressively as the sky starts to lighten but then action declines as the sun comes up.   Bass then move deeper and can be caught on double and single tail plastic grubs from 15-30 feet.  

On our last sampling trip in the south, we caught lots of smallmouth bass at first light on surface poppers fished with a big splash and then a pause followed by smaller splashes. When the sun came out we dropped double and single tail grubs to the bottom at 15-25 feet on rocky points jutting out from shore.   We had a nice largemouth bass, a 3-pound striper, and a big catfish join in with the smallmouth menagerie.  We had a great full day of fishing and returned to the dock by 11 AM.

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July 26, 2018 - Stripers Boil North Lake

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 26, 2018
Lake Elevation:  3605
Water temperature:  79 - 84 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net
Boiling stripers are busting loose in the northern lake.  Stripers search for larger shad at first light in the morning and drive them to the surface where they surround the shad school and eat as many as possible.  These feeding forays can be seen for a long distance.  Since striper boils last longer than slurps it is possible to see the school and quickly drive within casting range.  In boils, feeding is intense so virtually any surface lure or shallow running crankbait or spoon cast into the boil will be consumed.  This is the beginning of the best striper fishing of the year as stripers switch over from slurping small shad to crushing bigger shad.
Boils have been seen in Good Hope Bay along the shoreline.  Stripers feed more effectively when they trap shad, not only against the surface, but also against the shoreline which limits the escape routes for fleeing shad.  Slurps were previously seen in the backs of the canyons and coves where small shad reside but now the open bays have larger shad so stripers have moved there.  Small groups of stripers are in the open bays but they are either single fish on top or a resting school at depth. The single stripers can be caught occasionally but catching is more productive when a feeding school is found closer to shore.
Wind and rain can stop these boils but stripers are patient and will start feeding on the surface again as soon as the water calms and shad become visible once more.  Stripers go deep while waiting for shad. If a school is seen on the graph stripers can be caught on spoons deployed directly under the boat.
In the rest of the lake there are still more slurps than boils.  These slurps are starting to get a bit “jumpy” as a few larger shad are swimming with the newly hatched shad.  Larger shad swim faster and cause chasing stripers to speed up and hit the surface in the process.  Over the length of the lake it is wise to keep an eye out for any surface disturbance. If it is big and bold it is worth it to stop and fish. If the disturbance is small and quick then it may be better to wait until a bigger more aggressive striper group is found.
Smallmouth bass fishing is steady along the rocky shorelines and over newly visible rock islands that are appearing as the lake level declines.  It has been a really good year for catching larger (2- pound plus) bass on a variety of plastic baits fished along the bottom.  Still the best technique is to use topwater baits in the early morning hours along the rocky shoreline and on rocky points sticking out into the main lake.
Largemouth bass can be found in coves with lots of aquatic weed growth.  The most common weed is Spiny Niada.  Look for coves where the bottom is covered with green plants from the surface to 10 feet deep sometimes covering more than an acre of lake bottom.  Largemouth bass love weedy cover.  Unfortunately it is difficult to work a lure in the weed zone. The good news is that largemouth will come up to hit a loud surface lure like a Whopper Plopper with early morning or late evening being the best time to fish.

Lake Powell Fish Report – July 26, 2018

Lake Elevation:  3605

Water temperature:  79 - 84 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

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Boiling stripers are busting loose in the northern lake.  Stripers search for larger shad at first light in the morning and drive them to the surface where they surround the shad school and eat as many as possible.  These feeding forays can be seen for a long distance.  Since striper boils last longer than slurps it is possible to see the school and quickly drive within casting range.  In boils, feeding is intense so virtually any surface lure or shallow running crankbait or spoon cast into the boil will be consumed.  This is the beginning of the best striper fishing of the year as stripers switch over from slurping small shad to crushing bigger shad.

Boils have been seen in Good Hope Bay along the shoreline.  Stripers feed more effectively when they trap shad, not only against the surface, but also against the shoreline which limits the escape routes for fleeing shad.  Slurps were previously seen in the backs of the canyons and coves where small shad reside but now the open bays have larger shad so stripers have moved there.  Small groups of stripers are in the open bays but they are either single fish on top or a resting school at depth. The single stripers can be caught occasionally but catching is more productive when a feeding school is found closer to shore.

Wind and rain can stop these boils but stripers are patient and will start feeding on the surface again as soon as the water calms and shad become visible once more.  Stripers go deep while waiting for shad. If a school is seen on the graph stripers can be caught on spoons deployed directly under the boat. 

In the rest of the lake there are still more slurps than boils.  These slurps are starting to get a bit “jumpy” as a few larger shad are swimming with the newly hatched shad.  Larger shad swim faster and cause chasing stripers to speed up and hit the surface in the process.  Over the length of the lake it is wise to keep an eye out for any surface disturbance. If it is big and bold it is worth it to stop and fish. If the disturbance is small and quick then it may be better to wait until a bigger more aggressive striper group is found.

Smallmouth bass fishing is steady along the rocky shorelines and over newly visible rock islands that are appearing as the lake level declines.  It has been a really good year for catching larger (2- pound plus) bass on a variety of plastic baits fished along the bottom.  Still the best technique is to use topwater baits in the early morning hours along the rocky shoreline and on rocky points sticking out into the main lake.  

Largemouth bass can be found in coves with lots of aquatic weed growth.  The most common weed is Spiny Niada.  Look for coves where the bottom is covered with green plants from the surface to 10 feet deep sometimes covering more than an acre of lake bottom.  Largemouth bass love weedy cover.  Unfortunately it is difficult to work a lure in the weed zone. The good news is that largemouth will come up to hit a loud surface lure like a Whopper Plopper with early morning or late evening being the best time to fish.

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July 18, 2018 - Slurps, boils and smallmouth

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 18, 2018

Lake Elevation:  3606

Water temperature:  79 - 84 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net

Lake Powell’s water level is declining at the rate of about 1-foot per week. That will slow down slightly in September or level out if the monsoon season provides more inflow to counter that being released. This decline will bring the lake level back down to near the 5 year average of 3590-3600 feet (MSL). That means the Castle Rock Cut will remain open for those boaters launching at the south end of the lake and running upstream. We certainly hope that the winter of 2018 will provide more moisture to the parched southwestern area of the US and allow the lake to remain in this comfort zone.

Fishing continues to be good for smallmouth bass over the length of the lake. The hot spot this past week was the San Juan Arm. Bass there average a 1-2 pounds but they are super aggressive. If looking for a great family fishing trip the San Juan is a good choice.

Over the length of the lake smallmouth bass fishing is consistent, with the best lures being green (crayfish colored) plastic grubs.  A wide variety of lures, baits and techniques work well, with time of day being as important as which lures are used.  Make sure to get out early and stay out late for the best bass fishing results.  While jigging along the 12-25 foot bottom for bass, a few walleye, largemouth bass and catfish will join in the fun.   Topwater action at first light in the morning is still the best bass fishing technique.

Striped bass are boiling in the northern lake from The Horn (just upstream from Good Hope Bay) to Trachyte and White Canyon.  Boils happen there because the shad crop is larger in size and numbers.   It’s a long run to launch at Halls or Bullfrog and run to Trachyte but the fishing results are quite productive.  Boils are performed by a wide range of small to adult size stripers. Adult stripers are only able to stay up in warm surface water for short period of time. They feed quickly on 2-inch shad and then dive down to deep water to cool off before hitting the surface again. This behavior makes stripers vulnerable to topwater lures when fish are boiling. When they are resting, deep trolling with down riggers works well, along with spoons when the striper school is seen on the graph.

From the Horn downstream, stripers are still slurping on the surface because they target the small shad that were recently spawned and have not found a good hiding place. Shad that were spawned last month have to find murky colored water to be able to hide and survive the constant onslaught of juvenile striper predation. These slurps are seen virtually every day in most canyons.  A school of stripers finds a shad pod, comes to the surface for 15 seconds and then goes back down.  Anglers awaiting the slurpers see the school and rush to get in range to cast.  The hard part is trying to predict where the school will resurface for the next 15 second burst.    If the boat is in casting range when the school pops back up, a good cast, beyond the school, will likely catch a fish as the lure is retrieved through the surfacing school. If they come up out of range, then the boat has to be repositioned again to hopefully be in range when the school resurfaces. It’s a real ‘cat and mouse’ game with the fish winning most of the time.  The visual portion of seeing a lot of fish and catching a few makes for an exciting day.

[Next week's fish report will be late since Wayne is going on vacation for a week]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:44
 

July 11, 2018 - Boils in Far North Lake

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Lake Powell Fish Report – July 11, 2018
Lake Elevation:  3608
Water temperature:  80 - 84 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net
Water temperature is now in the 80s all day and night.  That is great for swimming, wake-boarding and scuba diving but it makes fishing a bit more challenging.  Here are some ways to beat the heat and catch some fish.
Fishing success lakewide is best for smallmouth bass.  Bass are caught morning and evening on plastic baits fished near shore or around submerged islands that are now coming out of the water as the lake goes down.  Target rocky structure at a depth of 10-25 feet, for best results.  Use plastic single or double tails grubs, swimbaits, Yamamoto D-Shad, and topwater lures.  If you hit the lake just before dawn, the top water fishing for bass is incredible.  Once the sun comes up bass fishing slows down as fish go deep looking for crayfish. It lights up again near sunset as the light diminishes and fish get more aggressive.
Walleye are still being caught occasionally trolling in the morning near rocky structure but the catch rate is declining.  Walleye are more active at night now and can be caught on rocky habitat at 15-30 feet right as the sun comes up and goes down and the daylight fades.
Each year in July we are challenged to catch 60 stripers for a disease certification check up.  The common result is that stripers are disease free of viruses. This year the results are still undecided, not because some diseases have appeared, but for the first time we failed to collect our required numbers of fish.  A slight breeze this morning, kept the slurping stripers away from view.  Our fallback position was to use bait along the walls in Navajo Canyon but that was not up to par.  In fact, we only caught 5 stripers with 3 boats and 9 anglers fishing from Navajo Canyon to the San Juan.  No boils or slurps were seen in the main channel from Wahweap to Cha Canyon because of the slight breeze that kept the fish down. Some days fishing is not as good. We chose one of those days.  That really makes me want to go out tomorrow because I know it will be better then.
The best striper fishing is in the far northern lake where full blown striper boils are wide open from North Wash to Good Hope Bay.  Launching at Hite is no longer possible due to dropping lake level, but it is worth the long run uplake from Bullfrog to the Horn to chase boiling stripers.
If you go, pick a day with calm water and no wind in the forecast to make sure the fish will come to the top to feed.
Many are now camping on the shore of the lake in houseboats or tents.  There are more fishing opportunities than those mentioned above.  Catfish are really aggressive now and are easy to catch on the sandy beaches where boats can park.   Both Bluegill and Green Sunfish are in the shallows and can be seen in shallow water where brush resides.  Many of the brushy sites are drying out as the lake declines but sunfish are still near those areas.  Look for blocky rocks, that fish can use as shade, near the dried brush to find sunfish. Use small hooks and small worms to catch some very impressive sized bluegill that are now just finishing up their spawning ritual.  After spawning fish get hungry and are easier to catch.   Fishing is always great at the lake if you pick the right species, at the right time, and the right spot.

Lake Powell Fish Report – July 11, 2018

Lake Elevation:  3608

Water temperature:  80 - 84 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson   http://www.wayneswords.com or Wayneswords.net


Water temperature is now in the 80s all day and night.  That is great for swimming, wake-boarding and scuba diving but it makes fishing a bit more challenging.  Here are some ways to beat the heat and catch some fish.

Fishing success lakewide is best for smallmouth bass.  Bass are caught morning and evening on plastic baits fished near shore or around submerged islands that are now coming out of the water as the lake goes down.  Target rocky structure at a depth of 10-25 feet, for best results.  Use plastic single or double tails grubs, swimbaits, Yamamoto D-Shad, and topwater lures.  If you hit the lake just before dawn, the top water fishing for bass is incredible.  Once the sun comes up bass fishing slows down as fish go deep looking for crayfish. It lights up again near sunset as the light diminishes and fish get more aggressive. 

Walleye are still being caught occasionally trolling in the morning near rocky structure but the catch rate is declining.  Walleye are more active at night now and can be caught on rocky habitat at 15-30 feet right as the sun comes up and goes down and the daylight fades.

Each year in July we are challenged to catch 60 stripers for a disease certification check up.  The common result is that stripers are disease free of viruses. This year the results are still undecided, not because some diseases have appeared, but for the first time we failed to collect our required numbers of fish.  A slight breeze this morning, kept the slurping stripers away from view.  Our fallback position was to use bait along the walls in Navajo Canyon but that was not up to par.  In fact, we only caught 5 stripers with 3 boats and 9 anglers fishing from Navajo Canyon to the San Juan.  No boils or slurps were seen in the main channel from Wahweap to Cha Canyon because of the slight breeze that kept the fish down. Some days fishing is not as good. We chose one of those days.  That really makes me want to go out tomorrow because I know it will be better then. 

The best striper fishing is in the far northern lake where full blown striper boils are wide open from North Wash to Good Hope Bay.  Launching at Hite is no longer possible due to dropping lake level, but it is worth the long run uplake from Bullfrog to the Horn to chase boiling stripers.   If you go, pick a day with calm water and no wind in the forecast to make sure the fish will come to the top to feed. 

Many are now camping on the shore of the lake in houseboats or tents.  There are more fishing opportunities than those mentioned above.  Catfish are really aggressive now and are easy to catch on the sandy beaches where boats can park.   Both Bluegill and Green Sunfish are in the shallows and can be seen in shallow water where brush resides.  Many of the brushy sites are drying out as the lake declines but sunfish are still near those areas.  Look for blocky rocks, that fish can use as shade, near the dried brush to find sunfish. Use small hooks and small worms to catch some very impressive sized bluegill that are now just finishing up their spawning ritual.  After spawning fish get hungry and are easier to catch.   Fishing is always great at the lake if you pick the right species, at the right time, and the right spot.

 
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