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More From Lake Powell

Its time! Choose your species and technique Lake Powell is officially open for fishy business.  The lake has now stabilized and is slowly starting to rise.  Water temperature is rising. Bass are...

 

Lake Powell Spring Forecast 2016

Lake Powell sportfish were warm and happy when tucked in for the winter in 2015. Shad production has been at peak levels for the past two summer seasons. Gizzard shad dependably produce a consistent...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Warm weather is settling in, resulting in big changes in fishing conditions. Shallow colored water warms more quickly than deep clear...

 

Lake Powell - The Fishery Is In Awesome Shape

Each November we conduct our annual gillnet sampling to assess adult fish population strength, numbers and health. Since we will be on the lake for two weeks, this issue's fishing report will the...

 

Now Is A Good Time At Lake Powell

My last fish report expressed the hope that stripers would start boiling again, but to my dismay, no boils have been reported this week. Unforgettable boil action has occurred in August, September,...

 

Lake Powell Report

The fall sports season has begun with college and professional football kicking off. Not to be outdone, husky professional-size striped bass in Lake Powell are lining up to compete against the...

 

Bait Worked Well

Brothers Jackson (10, right) and Vance (8, left) caught some large stripers while fishing with bait along Lake Powell?s shady canyon walls first thing in the morning. Striper boils get the most...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

http://www.wayneswords.com   Striper boils reported last week were visited by more happy anglers this week.  Stripers did not disappoint - if the proper rules were followed.  Stripers feed on...

 

Lake Powell - A Learning Day Equals Time Well Spent

What a great day spent learning about striped bass behavior, attitudes, and preferences. It was time well spent. We headed out from Wahweap as the sky began to glow in the east. We made it to the...

 

Lake Powell - Turn Your Angling Adventure Into Success

Subtle changes in fishing conditions continue. Here are some of the small events that may change your fishing adventure into a successful trip. Stripers have now received that warm-water spawning trig...

 

Trophy Striper

Steve Roberts from Clear Lake, Iowa, had a great first trip to Lake Powell. He did his homework by reading all the fish reports on Wayneswords.com two weeks before his arrival. When he finally...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

http://www.wayneswords.com Fish reports from the first part of May are rolling in and all agree that we have seen the best fishing of the year and perhaps the best seen in a very long time. All...

 

Lake Powell Fishing

The unseasonably warm water experienced lately has now turned seasonably cooler. The cold front chased bass off their nests, sent stripers deeper and slowed fishing success temporarily. But in reality...

 

Lake Powell Report

The striper hot spot this week at Lake Powell is Good Hope Bay. This will be a recurring theme in 2015. Striper numbers and shad forage are higher in the northern lake. Reports from Good Hope this...

 

Lake Powell

Sport fishing at Lake Powell enjoyed a great year in 2014. Threadfin shad came back in record numbers, allowing all fish species a seat at the banquet table. Fish responded by growing rapidly in the...

 

Lake Powell

Inspired by Ray Young's catch, Mike McNabb and his son Paul tried fishing close to the Lake Powell Lone Rock Canyon walls, and voila, two big strippers! McNabb said they only caught three fish in...

 

Lake Powell Stripers, Shad Ready For Winter

Striped bass annual migration is now almost complete. Fish movement begins in the spring as stripers react to warming water by leaving the backs of the canyons and heading toward the main channel to...

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report

October is hunting season. It's time to put on the blaze-orange sweatshirt, load some weapons and get in the boat. The weapons should be transported fully loaded because the game appears quickly and...

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report

Striper fishing has settled into a predictable pattern over the length of Lake Powell. Each morning striper schools come to the surface chasing shad schools. The trigger is first light which makes...

 

A 'Whale Of A Tale'

Early one Saturday morning, a call came stating a big striper had just been caught at the mouth of Warm Creek. It took about 20 minutes to get there but we soon found a boat at the corner of Warm Cree...

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report

http://www.wayneswords.com Lake Powell has topped out at 3609 MSL after rising 35 feet this year. That means Castle Rock Cut is 27 feet deep and should remain passable for the rest of 2014. Fish are...

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report

Lake Powell is still coming up and now breaking the 3600 MSL barrier, but stripers are the big news now. Striper slurping boils are seen lake wide. Young stripers that live in the warm surface layer...

 

Lake Powell Fishing

May is here and water temperature is in the 60s which means spring fishing is at its best. Cold fronts will still slow down catching for a day or two but on most days fishing will be excellent. Here i...

 

Lake Powell Fishing Report

Lake level remains fairly constant with a slight drop to 3574 MSL. We hope spring runoff holds off for another few weeks as the Castle Rock Cut deepening project will continue until the last week of...

 

Forecast: Fish!

Weather is warming and trees are budding in the high desert. It s time to start thinking about fishing and what to expect from Lake Powell in 2014. The lake has dipped to the lowest point since 2005...

 

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