Wayne Gustaveson of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Lake Powell Project sent in this report of big striper being landed. Here's his report.
Tony Southwick from Salt Lake City started the Lake Powell fishing season off right by catching a 36 inch, 15 pound striped bass from Bullfrog Bay. Tony and Joan Southwick were trolling a deep diving Rapala lure with blue back and orange belly. Fishing was slow and they only caught one – but it was dandy.
Fishing has been steady all winter for stripers in deep water (60 ft) using anchovy bait and jigging spoons. Expect fishing to be good in the early spring as shad forage is limited and fish are hungry. Stripers prowl all winter long looking for food. Bait fishing will be great in April and May over the length of the lake. Expect big catches of 50 fish on warm spring days as water temperature increases.
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