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Lake Powell Report September 2020

We began the weekly fish-sampling trip with a quick run to Warm Creek before the sun cleared the horizon. Last week we found quick boils and caught stripers on surface lures and spoons. This week was... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report June 24, 2020

Lake Powell water temperature in the morning remains at 72F. It will get warmer but now the wind is still mixing the warm surface layers with cool deep layers of water. The lake remains very busy... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report June 2020

Lake Powell is now back to normal and open for fishing, recreating and camping 24 hours per day. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been incredible with a consistent catch of 40 fish or better each day. Most... Full story

 

Lake Powell Report May 2020

I was lucky enough to get out on the lake when it opened to locals last month. Lake Powell bass were spunky, bold and ready to chase or eat anything in the tackle box. I started with a simple... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

This will be the last regular fish report from Lake Powell this year. We have been fall sampling, and when we finish sampling, there will be reports to update everyone about what the fish are up to... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

Lake Powell weather is delightful with a warm, calm autumn weather. Air temperature is holding in the mid 70s during the day and in the 50s at night. Water temperature is holding in the mid 60s, which... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report: 8/28/19

Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. As I returned from vacation, we had an assignment to catch 60 striped bass for the annual disease re-certification, to ensure that Lake... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

We went to Bullfrog recently 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... Full story

 

Lake Powell Report

Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. The snow and rain continue providing the moisture, and eventually the runoff, needed to allow the lake to rise back to the levels that... Full story

 

Late Fall Lake Powell Fish Report - Gustaveson Signs Off For 2018

We have finished fishing with gill nets at Good Hope Bay and Rincon. Therefore, this will be the last regular weekly report for 2018. Each year we do gill net studies to document changes in fish... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report - Spoon Up Some Stripers

At press time, Lake Powell was continuing to drop about one foot per week. The Castle Rock Cut should be passable for another two months. It was recently announced that a High Flow Experiment (HFE) wi... Full story

 

Lake Powell Report - Wayne Gustaveson

Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. Welcome back to the weekly fish reports from Lake Powell - 2017 was a banner year with high water levels that covered shoreline vegetation... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' In the last fish report we reported stripers and shad holding in the 15-30 foot depth range but suspected that colder weather would force... Full story

 

Lake Powell, Arizona - Wayne Gustaveson Has New Message Board Location

Contact me at waynegustaveson@utah.gov; my other old email addresses are no longer working. You may also visit www.wayneswords.net. Welcome to Lake Powell. My purpose is to provide needed information... Full story

 

Lake Powell Report - Spring Fishing Is Now At Its Peak

Wayne's Words - http://www.wayneswords.com Surface water temperature today and for most of the week was 64 degrees.  End of report! For those who need a bit more information, here are the details:...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report - Fishing Is 'Pretty Darn Good!'

Water temperatures are now up into the spawning zone. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and crappie are on beds now. This is the first spawn and we can expect the nest guardians to spawn perhaps two... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

The quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. Lake Powell is rising.   Spring runoff has begun a bit early due to warm days in March. That may change as another storm front is now... Full story

 

Fishing At Lake Powell Is Incredible

 February was an excellent month for great fishing results in the southern lake. We found great spooning results in early February with a fish count of 75 stripers.  Then, later in the month, we cau... Full story

 

Lake Powell Striper

Wayne Gustaveson Takes A Break, Thanks Readers 'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Lake Powell fish at the end of fall were in prime time.  Water temperature is in the mid... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

Lake Powell fish are in transition mode with day length getting shorter while air temperature is cooling. Water temperature and lake elevation have stayed stable during the past three weeks.... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

Water temperatures have declined to 74 F in the morning, rising to 78 in the afternoon. These temperatures coincide with mid-June, which is a transition month for warm-water fish. In the spring, bass... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.'  Stripers have moved out of the main channel and toward the backs of canyons. The move indicates that the shad food source has been well... Full story

 

More Good News From Lake Powell

When a tagged walleye is caught, take a picture of the fish and then a closeup of the tag number. Contact me with the tag number at 928 645 2392.  Send a fishing report indicating how and where the... Full story

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

The inflow to Lake Powell over the past days has exceeded 100,000 acre feet each day. The lake is still rising and will end up at the highest level recorded since 2012. Fish are excited because the... Full story

 

It's Time To Head To Powell For The 'Spring Fling'

 Fishing success has been great despite early mid-May's lingering cold and winds. The good news now is that morning water temperatures now exceed 60 degrees, which opens up opportunities for the... Full story

 

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