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Lake Powell Fish Report: Spring fishing is at its peak

Modified: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Wayne Gustaveson is the Lake Powell project leader with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources.
Now is the time to catch any of the Big Six sport fish in Lake Powell.

In alphabetical order:


Hitting bait at night on the sandy beach near camp where the boat is parked.


These schooling fish are a bit lost without brush.  While males are making nests in the dirty water at the backs of canyons and coves, many more crappie are schooling in open water in the back of canyons. The key to finding fish is to look for a significant color change from muddy to lightly muddy.  Crappie feel more comfortable when protected by brush but without that, they seek the cover of murky water where they may hide and feed on smaller fish.  Slow trolling and casting small plastic crappie jigs in 4-6 feet of water is the most productive technique.

For the complete article see the 05-08-2013 issue.

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