It's On! Got my boat back from Cali last Monday and was heading to Powell on Friday morning. Reading all the post were killing me and my BIL. We were on the water at 6 Am and headed straight for the Juan. We made a quick stop for some boiling stripers at the Rincon. They were blowing up shad they had cornered in a small cove. Fun Stuff. Saw small skirmishes here and there on the way down. Got to the San Juan and it was dead no action on top at all. We bass fished til about 3;30. Driving all night was catching up to us so we put the power poles down in a little cut and took bout a hour nap. Hoping to kill a little time til the evening boils started.
The bass were hitting anything and everything. Tons of smallies , no size though, even out deep. Did well for largies in the flooded brush with flukes and Keitechs. We waited around thinking the stripers should get going any minute but it never happened. It might of after we left but I didn't want to wait much longer. It was probably around six at that time. We found plenty of willing schools at the mouth of Escalante on our way back. Big schools were working in and out of the main channel. When we were done with one school or they would sound there was usually another one heading our way or just a short trolling motor trip away. What a way to the end a day.
The next morning we intended on going back to Escalante but never made it. Rincon was alive. After an hour or so and several fish later we set back out for Escalante but got right up to the last bend and hit the mother lode. They weren't slurping , they were full on boils. We smashed em for a couple of hours. It was just craziness. Me and My BIl are pretty good at getting the most out boils. We've been doing it for a while and got a good system. When they're going pretty good it's not about enjoying the moment or the scenery or taking pictures. We have one thing on our mind, load the boat! Get a fish on get in the boat as fast as you can and repeat. I know a bass boat isn't the best for trolling and bait fishing, but when it comes to boil fishing it's absolutely the best rig to have, put the trolling motor on high and get at em. The Fortrex is strong enough to keep up with moving schools and quiet enough it doesn't spook them. When the dust settled my boat was thrashed. There was blood, scales and shad littered all over the deck.
We had so many fish I could barely get on plane, good problem to have. Only bad part about the whole thing it was only 10:30. We still had the whole day ahead of us. Oh well. We stopped for a burger and ice cream at Hall's and we were off the lake at 12:00.
They were going strong in the main channel between the Rincon and Escalante. Most of the damage was done on Grubsters and Keitechs. They weren't real boat shy and even willing to hit 4" Big Hammers and Fish Traps even though the shad they were spitting up all over my boat were only 1". That was a great outing and should hold me over for ,I don't know...a week or so . Nows a good time to be out there! Go get you some!