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Home Anglers Corner April 16, 2018- SJ and Llewellyn

April 16, 2018- SJ and Llewellyn

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I had a great experience spending time on the water with Wayne last Tue 4/10/18 as we put almost 200 miles of water under us, running from Wahweap to Llewellyn Cove (which I’d never before fished) first thing in the morning, checking out water clarity and fish activity before doing the same in many other spots inc up into some of my fave places in the San Juan. I somehow managed to scare off the striper schools that Wayne is famous for as we could never quite get over a good one to spoon even though we did manage to catch a few random stripers here and there along with a good number of smallmouth. We also managed a willing crappie and largemouth along the way and saw a couple of walleye but they wanted no part of us, must’ve been me I’m sure.
Where there was brush in the water there was always fish, usually many different varieties and as the sun got higher and the water warmed, the number of fish shallow increased but there were always more hanging out just beyond good visibility. With water temp peaking at 63 in a few places in late afternoon this increased the fish activity found in the shallows but only one bed was spotted. It seemed that we were probably a week or two early with what weather was coming last weekend and continuing this week.
I’d planned to be back up there this week but since I’m not a big fan of wind or cooler temps to start things off with in the Spring, it looks like next week I’ll go back to see if I can find if some more fish bed & breakfast opportunities have been established.
Sam Sherwood
Mesa, AZ

I had a great experience spending time on the water with Wayne last Tue 4/10/18 as we put almost 200 miles of water under us, running from Wahweap to Llewellyn Cove (which I’d never before fished) first thing in the morning, checking out water clarity and fish activity before doing the same in many other spots inc up into some of my fave places in the San Juan. I somehow managed to scare off the striper schools that Wayne is famous for as we could never quite get over a good one to spoon even though we did manage to catch a few random stripers here and there along with a good number of smallmouth. We also managed a willing crappie and largemouth along the way and saw a couple of walleye but they wanted no part of us, must’ve been me I’m sure.

Where there was brush in the water there was always fish, usually many different varieties and as the sun got higher and the water warmed, the number of fish shallow increased but there were always more hanging out just beyond good visibility. With water temp peaking at 63 in a few places in late afternoon this increased the fish activity found in the shallows but only one bed was spotted. It seemed that we were probably a week or two early with what weather was coming last weekend and continuing this week.

I’d planned to be back up there this week but since I’m not a big fan of wind or cooler temps to start things off with in the Spring, it looks like next week I’ll go back to see if I can find if some more fish bed & breakfast opportunities have been established.

Sam Sherwood
Mesa, AZ