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Have you made a recent fishing trip to Lake Powell? If you have, please let us know how you did.  Post your fishing report on the Fishing Message Board or send it to Wayne Gustaveson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) via E-mail.  Please include who you are and where you are from, dates fished, location, tackle used, species and number of fish caught and any other information you would like to pass on to other anglers.

Our goal here is to save shad by encouraging harvest of striped bass and walleye.  If we do that then all fisheries benefit from the effort.

Keep the reports coming.  I send out high resolution pictures to the media with my weekly fish reports.  If you have a good photo and would like it to be displayed in newspapers and magazines then send it to me.   Be aware that your photo may be used in other locations.

If possible send, first and last name, and hometown. The media likes pictures of kids (include age) and fishergirls. Be creative when taking photos. Change poses and backgrounds. Use the flash in full sun to avoid hat shadow.

Thanks to all who have contributed because it makes it easier for a newly arriving angler to start fishing with confidence needed to catch fish on this huge lake.

If you have a general question try posting on WAYNESWORDS FISHING MESSAGE BOARD.  Thanks to Bartsplace for putting the new message board in place so we can all commiunicate in real time with hot fish reports. 



May 23, 2017 - Rincon Stripers

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Spent a few days last week at the Rincon. Smallmouth bass were in every rocky spot and readily took tube jogs dropped along the drop offs and inched around the submerged boulders. Even caught my first walleye. 

Last minute tips from Howard Oatman and Steve Moore at Bullfrog helped me locate the stripers. They were hanging out just off Rincon's small island's west point. They congregated where the water took a quick dive from about 35' of water to 100', in the channel from the small feeder creek. The school seemed to be holding around the 45-60 foot range. An anchovy tipped jig and/or spoon cast out and allowed to swing back to the the kayak seemed to do the trick. Doubles on the kayak were pretty common and pretty exciting. The hardest part was the wind pushing and fish pulling me off of the spot.

The stringer pictured was the ones I kept for lunch that day.

Thanks again for all the work you do on this blog- it is extremely helpful and appreciated by many of us.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:38
 

May 22, 2017 - Buoy 25 Stripers

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Steve & Tom Doepke & Tony Gilbert all from Phoenix

Fished Friday, 5/19 - Sunday, 5/20.

 

Our grouped fished MM25 and caught 300 stripers on anchovies during our stay. Schools would come by and it would be non stop action and then they would move on only to return again. The cove was the most reliable but the bigger fish were on the point at the end of the cliff face. We used a 10lb floro leader on a Carolina rig at 30' with anchovies..

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 19:19
 

May 22, 2017 - Moki Stripers

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Here is a quick report from my trip last week, May 15-18. We got down to the lake Monday afternoon.  Weather was not so great, windy most of the week with a big storm on Wednesday.  We started the trip with some success trolling in Bullfrog bay area Monday afternoon. A few SMB, stripe bass, and walleye fell victim to the Rapala DT14 in Parrot color.

 

Tuesday was the best day for weather and fishing.  We started out trolling in Bullfrog bay and moved up lake towards the Moqui wall. We caught an assortment of walleye and SMB on a variety of Rapala, Storm and Strike king lures.  Blue and Chartreuse was the common hot color pattern for the day. We stopped at the Moqui wall and decided to drop some “chovies”. Very quickly we had 20 fish in the cooler, so we decided to try some of our other favorite spots on the lake.  We started to troll up Moqui canyon and caught a couple more stripers and walleyes.  Next was time to target some LMB.  We headed to the back of a few canyons with trees and stick ups.  We were not disappointed.  Senko’s were the hit for a mid-day snack according to the LMB.  Even one LMB was smart enough to rap the 10# braid around a tree to get away from the VMC wacky hook stuck in the roof of his mouth. Some stripers were caught in the back of Forgotten on crank baits in blue and silver flavor.  Even a catfish joined the party on a crank bait.  We decided we wanted to finish filling the cooler with stripers, so we headed back to Moqui wall.  It started off just the way we left it.  1/3 of a “Chovie” on an unweighted #2 circle hook, and it would only take 30- 45 seconds to get a hit. Cooler was full quickly and we were off to the cleaning station. Condition of the stripers was pretty good for the ones put into the cooler, and all of them went into the cooler.

 

Wednesday we started the morning at the Moqui wall bait fishing stripers.  When the fish made their circle around the corner we were parked on, the fishing was fast.  Within an hour or so we had the cooler most the way full.  The storm started to roll in so we retreated to Halls for some lunch.  By the time lunch was done we took our punishment and crossed to Bullfrog and called it a day.

 

Thursday we only had a couple hours to fish in the morning.  We targeted walleye.  We did pretty well trolling Rapala Shad Dancers in live bluegill.  That was the best lure of the morning.  I had a first on lake Powell,  I saw a very large beaver swimming in the cove where the ferry boat unloads on the Hall side.  Pretty cool to see.

 

All in all it was another good trip to the pond, despite the wind and weather. 

 

Todd Bruner

 

May 17, 2017 - Great Bait at Bullfrog

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Wayne just a quick update on this last week fishing.  Stayed at bullfrog and fished around Moki, mouth of Halls creek, mouth of Hansen creek, they seemed to be the best but did catch fish most points we tried. We were targeting the points of the canyons. These fish were a mix of sizes and thickness, but most were fairly healthy.   It was Amazing striper fishing this week with bait.  We would chum the points of all these canyons and within minutes or less there were lots of willing stripers.  All rods were bending and it got a little crazy at times.  We were averaging over 100 stripers a day with the morning and the late afternoon and evening being the best bite.  Water temp was about 64 early in the week and about 67-69 by the end of the week.  We caught a few other species but were mainly targeting the stripers.  The key was not to leave the point we picked to early, I saw some people  come to a point and not see any fish and then leave.  I had a few occasions where we would pull up to a spot and not see anything on the finder but after a few minutes after throwing the chum the area was full of stripers and it was game on.  Its time to get some stripers in this part of the lake.  Thanks Wayne for all you do.  Russ

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:25
 

May 15, 2017 - Smith Fork to Knowles

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Well last weekend we scheduled a short, last minute trip to get our Lake Powell fix for the season.  Thursday afternoon and Friday, the weather and subsequent fishing was phenomenal.  Saturday we woke up to breezy conditions which only worsened by midday, making fishing pretty tough.  All-in-all we had a great trip and I'm proud to say we caught 8 different species!  Gotta love diversity in a fishery....

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Our target species was Walleye, which we caught in good numbers along main channel structure from Smith's Fork up to Knowles Canyon.  One of our members even caught a tagged Walleye, pictured here being held by Ethan Eakle.

 

 

 

Many of our Walleyes were 14-15 inches, and up to 20-inches, the perfect eating variety.

 

 

 

The best pattern was to find a shaded, talus slope and/or a shelf in 20-30 ft of water.  We did best using jigs in shad colors like Yamamoto curly tailed grubs and Gulp minnows rigged on 1/4-1/2 ounce jigheads.  The windier or deeper the water, the heavier the jig.  Occasionally we'd mark suspended fish under the boat, 20-40 ft deep.  A quick drop would result in the occasional Striper or Walleye.

 

rmosleytripWe caught several Bass, Bluegills, Green Sunfish, Crappie, and Catfish while casting the same jigs.  We caught those species within a variety of habitat (trees, covers, broken slick rock), but the most productive habitat was where we targeted Walleye.

 

 

 

Water was about 65F; cooler in the morning and warmer in the afternoon.  We did better overall in the "green" water which extended uplake from Stanton Creek.  We didn't get high enough to observe the mudline.

 

Hope that helps!  Ryan

 

May 4, 2017 - Tagged walleye in GHB

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We fished most of the day in Good Hope Bay.  The weather was as good as I have ever had at Lake Powell - the temperature was around 80 degrees with very light breezes.  We fished mostly for Walleye but also stripers, small mouth bass and crappie.  We did catch a few small mouth and a number of stripers and a bluegill but no crappie.  We caught many striped bass around Moki Canyon and the Bullfrog area.
We fished both the east and west sides of the bay mostly along rocky points.
The water in Good Hope Bay was showing signs of the spring runoff; it was somewhat milky with plenty of scum on the water.  I am sure that as the runoff continues the water clarity will only decline.  This did complicate the fishing from other areas downlake where the water was still clear.
We fished mostly with the curly tail jigs generally with a worm tip.  We did use some plugs imitating shad with little success.  The walleye were not striking aggressively and we lost nearly as many as we got to the boat.  The hit was almost like dragging the lure over a rock or some other underwater structure.  The stripers, however, were pretty aggressive in their attacking the lure.

We fished most of the day in Good Hope Bay.  The weather was as good as I have ever had at Lake Powell - the temperature was around 80 degrees with very light breezes.  We fished mostly for Walleye but also stripers, small mouth bass and crappie.  We did catch a few small mouth and a number of stripers and a bluegill but no crappie.  We caught many striped bass around Moki Canyon and the Bullfrog area.  We fished both the east and west sides of the bay mostly along rocky points.

The water in Good Hope Bay was showing signs of the spring runoff; it was somewhat milky with plenty of scum on the water.  I am sure that as the runoff continues the water clarity will only decline.  This did complicate the fishing from other areas downlake where the water was still clear.

We fished mostly with the curly tail jigs generally with a worm tip.  We did use some plugs imitating shad with little success.  The walleye were not striking aggressively and we lost nearly as many as we got to the boat.  The hit was almost like dragging the lure over a rock or some other underwater structure.  The stripers, however, were pretty aggressive in their attacking the lure.

 

May 3, 2017 - Bullfrog Kayak Catfish

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I had no luck in the bay, but my handheld finder did say there were lots of fish hanging out on the edge of the ledge where water dropped from 35 ft to 75 ft at the mouth of the inlet just to the east of the north buoy field. I dropped spoons and anchovies down to them but got nothing.
I moved into the inlet and caught smallmouth, largemouth, and stripped bass on a chartreuse 1/4oz tube jig allowed to slide down the wall.
Catfish were jumping everywhere and I ended up catching a few of these as well. And one larger catfish that pulled me into the rock wall and tried his hardest to pull my kayak under. It was pretty exciting to say the least. The old girl could pull and just wanted back down to the bottom.
Thanks again for your reports and your time that you took to respond to my questions.
I'll shoot you a note on any info I get so you can pass it along to others if you deem it worthy of good report.
Tight lines and Big Fat Stripers,
Mike Jensen

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I had no luck in Bullfrog bay, but my handheld finder did say there were lots of fish hanging out on the edge of the ledge where water dropped from 35 ft to 75 ft at the mouth of the inlet just to the east of the north buoy field. I dropped spoons and anchovies down to them but got nothing. I moved into the inlet and caught smallmouth, largemouth, and striped bass on a chartreuse 1/4 oz tube jig allowed to slide down the wall.

Catfish were jumping everywhere and I ended up catching a few of these as well. And one larger catfish that pulled me into the rock wall and tried his hardest to pull my kayak under. It was pretty exciting to say the least. The old girl could pull and just wanted back down to the bottom. 

Thanks again for your reports and your time that you took to respond to my questions.
I'll shoot you a note on any info I get so you can pass it along to others if you deem it worthy of good report.

\Tight lines and Big Fat Stripers,
Mike Jensen

 

May 8, 2017 - Rock Creek

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Just thought I'd write and say not only thanks for letting us come stay but thanks for the tips!! I really appreciate your help, thank you for taking a second to help us out! We caught a bunch of stripers and small mouth! With your help I was able to be a successful dad!! Haha. Thought I would share a few pics with you and say thanks!! My family had a blast we love Lake Powell, it never disappoints even with the wind!!

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May 9, 2017 - Trophy Striper at Bullfrog

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The striper weighed in unofficially at 29.1 lbs.  It was measured at 39 1/2 inches, with a girth of 27 inches.  The fish was caught on a 4 inch Berkley Smelt by Dan Miller of Paonia, CO.  The striper was caught on May 6th, 2017.

 

May 3, 2017 - Llewellyn Stripers and Bass

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Thanks for all the information. Appreciate it. We went an hour south of Bull Frog today. Caught a large number of smallmouth and for over an hour we couldn't keep the stripers off. Caught them as fast as the bait went down. Great fun!
Thanks for all the information. Appreciate it. We went fishing an hour south of Bullfrog today in Llewellyn Canyon. We caught a large number of smallmouth and for over an hour we couldn't keep the stripers off. Caught them as fast as the bait went down. Great fun!  We were about 1/2 mile up the canyon.  
 
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