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Rubble piles vs. water color

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

This weekend will be the very best time to visit Lake Powell so far in 2013 due to the wonderful warm weather that has finally arrived. It seems to have been a very long, cold winter but that is now changing. Lake surface temperature has now climbed above 50 degrees during the day, although it still cools to the high 40s at night. By next week 40 degree temperatures will be a thing of the past.

With these low temperatures there has been no significant fish movement. Bass, stripers and just about every other fish in the lake are holding in the backs of the canyons where water color is stained.

Color variations are a great clue on where to find fish. Head to the back of any canyon and watch for crystal clear water to suddenly take on a subtle chalky white, or some shade of brown or grey. These color changes mark the location of higher fish concentrations and mark shallower water as well. There are definitely still fish in the clear water, but it is easier to catch fish where the water is murky.

For the complete article see the 03-20-2013 issue.

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