Lake Powell Fishing Report
March 31, 2014
Lake Elevation: 3575
Water Temperature 51-55 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words
Stripers continue to be the most readily caught fish in the lake. Some walleye, bass and crappie have been taken but not in large numbers. Catching these other species will improve with warming but cold nights and windy afternoons are keeping the lake temperature down. So until we have more warm calm days the most agreeable target species is striped bass.
To my surprise stripers have shown up at the dam and are hitting anchovy bait. Place an anchovy chunk on a colorful jig head (chartreuse or pink), cast it out near the barricade on the west wall and allow the bait to settle under the boat at 30-40 feet. Fishing is fast for a few minutes when the school moves through. Fishing slows while waiting for the school to return. Chumming seems to bring the school back in range more quickly. Fish size is the standard 15-18 inches that is seen most often this spring. A few larger stripers are taken as well but that is the exception.<