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Did you know that most reports now are loaded by the individual anglers making the reports. It is no longer necessary to send the report to me by email and then have me load it on this site. The only hard part is that you have to go to Wayneswords.net and click on Anglers Corner.  You are required to sign in with a name and password.  I promise you the process is easy and it only takes 2 minutes.  It saves me a great amount of time and allows you to interact directly with the angler posting the report. 

If you want to ask a question about fishing then do that on the Fishing Bulletin Board. 

Those of you not signed up for WW.net will find it hard to navigate because the posts are not in any order.  Sign up and it becomes very easy to get around because the threads are in order by date and it shows you new post you haven't seen yet.

We had over 5000 members signed up for WW.com but now the only sign up needed is for WW.net and we only have 1600 that have signed in.  Cal (long time user) was the most recent to sign in and he just posted a fish report.  If you want to see Cal's report from uplake, go to WW.net, sign in and start get full use out of the information provided here on both sites combined.

Thanks 

Wayne  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:10
 

July 26, 2018 - Rock Creek stripers

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I wanted to let you know about our trips the weekend before the 4th and the weekend after.

We had very productive trips both weekends. The first trip we were camped in Friendship and caught SMB consistently with a variety of techniques (top water being the most fun) we saw consistent slurps at all times of day but were not lucky enough to catch any slurping stripers but did find willing stripers in Rock Creek. We located by trolling and then settled in over the school with bait. It multiple hook ups/as many as we wanted to catch(clean). Most were 1 1/2-3 pounds with one 6 pounder joining the fun. Fish were 30-45' of water. As a special bonus my 3 year old caught his first unassisted fish- a nice bluegill - and continued to be excited about catching the little rascals all weekend.

We had so much fun we came back the next weekend for a quick 2 day /1 night trip and had similar results in Rock Creek plus the bonus of some nice walleyes we caught in last chance.

Thanks again for all the info you provide and the work you do.

 

July 31, 2018 - Bullfrog Slurps

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Here’s a quick breakdown of our quick trip. The jigs seemed better than the spoons.

Arrived Thursday night and went straight to Defiance house.  On the water Friday around 6:30 from Bullfrog.  Stayed within a couple hundred yards of the houseboat field fishing small slurps and borderline boils everywhere for a couple hours.  Biting on spooks, jumping minnows on top and Yamamoto jigs after going down.  Had to head back to pick up the rest of the family and have breakfast at hotel.  Played on the water toys for most of the mid-day activities.  Headed back to hotel to avoid small storm and have dinner.  Went back out on the water around 6:30 up to good hope. Beautiful weather after the storm but didn’t see any surface activity. Ended up back in Bullfrog bay with anchovies until 11:00pm with just a little action.

Saturday everyone slept in so no fishing in the morning.  Wind came up in afternoon and blew until 8:00pm. Came home Sunday morning. 

I am guessing of course— but think the full moon may have something to do with it and the wind makes it tough.  Still the best place to be fishing or not!!  Love all of the posts and your reports. Keep up the great work Wayne. Thx!!!

 

June 9. 2018 - Bullfrog Stripers

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Just returned from Powell. We fished late afternoons after playing most of the day. After a slow start along Moki Wall, we got into good numbers of 3-6lb stripers along the right wall to Lost Eden but hit them hard just inside Crystal Springs. Witnessed several slurps each day in main channel out from Bullfrog and just inside the no wake area of Lost Eden. We were doing the best at 40-50ft but caught the heavier fish around 60-65ft. We mainly used anchovy morsels on lead heads.

A great trip as always.

 

Regards,

Walt Adams

Colorado

 

June 8, 2018 - DR to Balance Rock

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Hello Wayne:  We just returned from Spectacular Lake Powell. We spent a week on the lake from May 30th to June 7th and as always the fishing was awesome. We camped around Dangling Rope and fished from Rock Bay up to Balance Rock. Our big success were the 60 walleye we caught all ranging in size from 14'' to 24''. We also caught 20 stripers the bigger they were the skinnier, the smaller ones were fat and healthy. As usual too many SMB to keep track of the number caught.

 

I landed the 3lb. LMB in Rock Bay at noon on Monday that was a blast. We fished all the inlets, coves, and backs of canyons anywhere we found structure or underwater ledges from 5 to 30 ft. depth. We used Yamamoto 5'' grubs single + double tail in Chartreuse, pumpkin, grn pumpkin, grn watermelon with 1/4 or 1/2 ounce jig heads. I think they would bite any color if we had tried more. The weather was wonderful warm days and mild nights another great trip for our memory book!

 

Thanks again for the website!

 

June 4, 2018 San Juan Slam

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My family and I had another great trip to Lake Powell this year from May 26 to June 1.  As we typically do, we pushed all the way from Antelope Point to the San Juan Arm on the first day.  We stayed there all week.  We never tire of the remoteness and beauty of the San Juan Arm in the more than 35 years we have been going there.  The fishing was good, but we did not see any surface action.  We looked each morning, but they didn’t seem to be schooling up on shad at all.  We graphed and found fish at all the same locations we have found them in prior years.  Most of the fish were down about 50 to 75 feet.  We had the best luck trolling down deep.  Rattle traps, grubs, and plugs all worked good, but personally I had the best action on a silver and red rattle trap.
We saw something I had never seen before while fishing there.  One of guys with us is an avid Bass Fisherman and this was his first trip to Powell.  We would do a bit of bass fishing in back of coves and off of rocky points.  He nailed bass constantly.  We went in the back of one cove and he broke out a surface lure – a Whopper Plopper.  He casted it about ten feet parallel off the shore in the cove and started reeling it in – he didn’t reel it in more than two feet – when BAM - a nice striper nailed it.  It was exciting seeing and hearing the striper slam it on the surface.  We were expecting the bass to hit it, not a striper.
I also caught nice walleye.  I threw out a rattle trap and was waiting for it to sink when –wham a walleye hit it on the way down.
We had a little drama on the first fish we caught on the first day. We were trolling and two of us hooked up at the same time.  I reeled my fish in, but our lines were crossed.  I reached down to grab the fish on my lure and – ouch it wiggled and the hook nailed me good in the thump.  Pictures included.
We will be back in September for our second trip of the year.  We love the surface action in September.  Lake Powell is truly a great place.
Thanks again Wayne for the fishing reports and great website.  We love logging on and reading the reports and seeing the pictures when sitting in boring meetings while at the office….
Brent W. Reden
El Dorado Hills, California

My family and I had another great trip to Lake Powell this year from May 26 to June 1.  As we typically do, we pushed all the way from Antelope Point to the San Juan Arm on the first day.  We stayed there all week.  We never tire of the remoteness and beauty of the San Juan Arm in the more than 35 years we have been going there.  The fishing was good, but we did not see any surface action.  We looked each morning, but they didn’t seem to be schooling up on shad at all.  We graphed and found fish at all the same locations we have found them in prior years.  Most of the fish were down about 50 to 75 feet.  We had the best luck trolling down deep.  Rattle traps, grubs, and plugs all worked good, but personally I had the best action on a silver and red rattle trap. 

We saw something I had never seen before while fishing there.  One of guys with us is an avid Bass Fisherman and this was his first trip to Powell.  We would do a bit of bass fishing in back of coves and off of rocky points.  He nailed bass constantly.  We went in the back of one cove and he broke out a surface lure – a Whopper Plopper.  He casted it about ten feet parallel off the shore in the cove and started reeling it in – he didn’t reel it in more than two feet – when BAM - a nice striper nailed it.  It was exciting seeing and hearing the striper slam it on the surface.  We were expecting the bass to hit it, not a striper.

I also caught nice walleye.  I threw out a rattle trap and was waiting for it to sink when –wham a walleye hit it on the way down.

We had a little drama on the first fish we caught on the first day. We were trolling and two of us hooked up at the same time.  I reeled my fish in, but our lines were crossed.  I reached down to grab the fish on my lure and – ouch it wiggled and the hook nailed me good in the thump.  Pictures included. 
We will be back in September for our second trip of the year.  We love the surface action in September.  Lake Powell is truly a great place.

Thanks again Wayne for the fishing reports and great website.  We love logging on and reading the reports and seeing the pictures when sitting in boring meetings while at the office….

Brent W. Reden

El Dorado Hills, California

 

(Pictures on WW.net)

 

May 30, 2018 - GHB to Rincon

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We spent some time every day looking for stripers, and then if no results we went for bass. Bass did seem to be better after 10am. We mostly concentrated on the bass bite while we were there. Tried from GHB to Rincon. Best action for us was Iceberg/Rincon area. Ned rigs, green grub with chartreuse tail and green with white senko were best baits for us. Did not go further South than Rincon. The water gets pretty muddy a ways past the restroom in GHB. I thought it was too muddy and turned around. Fished areas around Warm springs canyon with fair/good results. We caught bigger smallies North near GHB but more better numbers of smb and many more lmb midlake area. We had better luck in the main lake than in the canyons. Bass fishing was excellent.

 I had very little luck on stripers. Tried trolling various areas from GHB to Iceberg for an hour or two most every day and we got only one striper in Forgotten and a walleye in Bullfrog and that's it.... Tried anchovies in about 5-6 spots including two spots near Moki with no results. I believe I was seeing them on the finder, along with huge bait balls, but no takers. I wish I could have found the spot that Chum did. (see striper slurp report) We did see some stripers chasing our caught bass to the boat on our last day in Halls bay. (I had never seen this before, but I am almost 100% sure they were stripers) I tried throwing various lures around that area with no results. If I would have had anchovies that day, maybe that may have worked, but I had given up on carrying those stinky things in the boat by then.

 We did target walleye one breezy day in the back of Bullfrog and caught a few on crawler/spinner rigs with b-bouncers. We were fishing mid-day though. Probably better at dawn or dusk. Did not really target walleye, but we caught none this trip while casting for bass. (We caught 1-2 every day last trip in April while doing this.)

 All in all another great trip, but wish we could have found some stripers.

Thanks to all that answered my questions last week before we left.

 

May 31, 2018 - Stripers at Last Chance

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We were fishing for SMB and walleye against the vertical wall at the SE point of Last Chance just in from the main channel when the graph lit up like  Christmas. We immediately started chumming and switched over to jig heads with bait and didn't have to wait long to start loading the boat with 2-3# stripers. Fish were in 30-50 of water. We caught all the fish we could handle until dark and then went back the next day. The fishing was still good but not as active as it had been towards the previous evening, probably to be expected since it was late morning/mid day.  Weather was great Sunday and Monday and the moon was amazing (glad to have skipped Friday and Saturday. )
Thanks again for all the work you do and the great fishing advice.

We were fishing for SMB and walleye against the vertical wall at the SE point of Last Chance just in from the main channel when the graph lit up like  Christmas. We immediately started chumming and switched over to jig heads with bait and didn't have to wait long to start loading the boat with 2-3# stripers. Fish were in 30-50 of water. We caught all the fish we could handle until dark and then went back the next day. The fishing was still good but not as active as it had been towards the previous evening, probably to be expected since it was late morning/mid day.  Weather was great Sunday and Monday and the moon was amazing (glad to have skipped Friday and Saturday. )

Thanks again for all the work you do and the great fishing advice.

 

May 30, 2018 - Memorial Day Trip

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Lake Powell - Memorial Day Weekend – 5/25 – 5/28
Family fishing trip (My Dad, Wife, our 12 year old Son and 10 year old Daughter).  Due to the fact we camped on our boats and being a family trip, we weren’t able to do any early morning fishing and took lots of breaks during the day, but everyone caught lots of fish!
Friday 5/25/18 – Got on the water around 4:00pm and started fishing around 4:30 down on by Gunsight.  It was rather windy, so we only stayed down there for a while (caught around 20 on tube jigs and ned rig).  Then went up lake just north of West Canyon (Dove Canyon area I think) to finish out the evening.  The bite was good in both places and most fish were good size.  SM, LM, Stripers and Bluegill - 50 Fish for the first afternoon / evening.
Saturday 5/26/18 – 9:00am - 10:30 (Dove Canyon Area) Fished for just over an hour after making breakfast and caught about 20.  Bite was a little slower than the evening before and fish were smaller.  We then decided to go explore (site see) a bit of West Canyon before heading up lake to Dangling Rope and on to the San Juan (Neskahi Bay).  We had a great trip up there last Labor Day weekend, so we decided to try it again this trip.  It was exactly what we needed!  Much less lake traffic, and awesome fishing!  Arrived in Neskahi Bay area around 1:00pm and fished the early afternoon until the wind caused us to take shelter around 3:00pm.  Got our second boat all tied up and had some dinner.  Then we were able to get back out around 6:30 and fished until dark.  Caught 92 for the day.  Mostly SM & LM with a few of the other Lake Powell assortment mixed in including a Crappie, Walleye, Catfish and even a Carp on a tube jig!
Sunday 5/27/18 – Started fishing around 9:30am - 12ish:  Weather was calm in the morning with afternoon winds!  Morning top water bite was decent for the first hour even with full sun at 10:00am.  Lots of good sized fish!  When the bite slowed a bit, my wife using the Ned rig (New Money color & 1/6oz hook) caught 3 to 1 at times over the rest of us!  Wind came back around noon so we went in for lunch.  We were back out on the water around 1:00 - 3:00.  Very windy afternoon as were the days before.  However the windblown points only seemed to turn on the fishing, if you could manage to hold the boat on a point and keep tight lines!  I preferred the tube jig here, as it seldom got hung up and was able to keep tight lines in the wind – working it with just a steady 4 reels, pause, 4 reels pause and repeat.  Once you felt tension on the other end, you set the hook, and a fish was on!  After we had enough of the wind for a while, we headed in for a steak dinner!  Mmmm!!!  And finally we were back on the water around 5:30pm – Dark.  The evening top water bite was AWESOME even in the wind!  Lots of doubles on our Whopper Ploppers, and there is just something about watching your lure being tossed around by those fish!  :)  Finally the top water bite ended as the sun went down, so we headed in for the day.  We caught the entire Lake Powell assortment this day as well with a total of 183 fish for the day!
Monday 5/28/18 (Memorial Day) – We started fishing around 9:00am - 12ish:  Again a calm morning.  Great top water bite in the morning, and stayed good most of the day as it was mostly overcast.  Wind came up around 11:30 or so, so we went back in for lunch.  Then back out around 1:00 – 3:00pm: As before fishing on windy outside points was awesome as long as you could keep tight lines, and hold the boat on them long enough to catch a few.  Again, every fish in the Powell assortment including a huge walleye in the midafternoon wind.  This was hands down our best day of fishing and I wish we could have kept fishing the rest of the afternoon, but we had to head in from all of the fun to head home for the week.  190 fish by 3:00pm for the day!!!
Trip total of 515 fish!!!  About 2/3 were good sized and ALL fought like mad!
Top Lure = Ned Rig (New Money Green):  Caught entire Lake Powell Grand Slam!
Pros:  Had more hits than anything when the bite slowed.  Many times 3 to 1.  Was also a good kid pole lure, due to the small size and weight, and the fish hooked themselves without having to set the hook if you missed the initial bite.
Cons: The fish liked to swallow it whole!  This of course caused longer times to get back in the water and was a pain to unhook!  I need to find a jig head with a larger wider hook that still has the wire to hold up the TRD!  Another Con was due to the lighter tackle required to throw it, many fish were missed, or lost in the fight.  Also it got hung up much more due to running it slower.
2nd Best Lure = Bass Pro Double Dip Tube Jig – Green with gold flakes. (My preference):  Also caught entire Lake Powell Grand Slam!
Pros:  Held its own most of the time due to the fact I could easily unhook and be back in the water in half the time of the Ned rig.  Much better in the wind!  The lure holds up to a LOT of fish before having to replace the plastic.  Can be thrown on a regular bait casting rod or on a lite spinning rod setup.
Cons:  You have to retie entire lure to change out the plastic.  Not a big deal though, because by the time your plastic needed to be replaced you usually needed to retie anyhow due to nicks in your line above the hook.
3rd Best Lure = The Whopper Plopper!!!  (I love this top water lure!)  Caught SM, LM and Bluegill!
Pros:  Awesome top water lure!!!  There is just something about watching fish come up and nail a top water lure!!!  Personally we just work this lure with a nice strait slow retrieve.  This even works well in the wind, and you can run it right through a bunch of brush without getting hung up!  And the fish LOVE IT!
Cons:  It only works when there is a top water bite and you won’t catch the entire Lake Powell Grand Slam on this lure.  Most import Con: Treble (trouble) Hooks!!!  I swear when you catch a fish with this lure it just ticks them off!!!  They toss this thing around everywhere and they are MUCH more aggressive while fighting these than a jig!  As such they also seem to fight out of the water more while trying to unhook them!  This combined with treble (Trouble) hooks is a bad combo!  Even with a good set of pliers these hooks like to find your hands and fingers!
All in all Wayne, it was an AWESOME trip, and we can’t wait to get back up to Powell!
Thanks for all that you do!
Lake Powell - Memorial Day Weekend – 5/25 – 5/28

Family fishing trip (My Dad, Wife, our 12 year old Son and 10 year old Daughter).  Due to the fact we camped on our boats and being a family trip, we weren’t able to do any early morning fishing and took lots of breaks during the day, but everyone caught lots of fish!

Friday 5/25/18 – Got on the water around 4:00pm and started fishing around 4:30 down on by Gunsight.  It was rather windy, so we only stayed down there for a while (caught around 20 on tube jigs and ned rig).  Then went up lake just north of West Canyon (Dove Canyon area I think) to finish out the evening.  The bite was good in both places and most fish were good size.  SM, LM, Stripers and Bluegill - 50 Fish for the first afternoon / evening.

Saturday 5/26/18 – 9:00am - 10:30 (Dove Canyon Area) Fished for just over an hour after making breakfast and caught about 20.  Bite was a little slower than the evening before and fish were smaller.  We then decided to go explore (site see) a bit of West Canyon before heading up lake to Dangling Rope and on to the San Juan (Neskahi Bay).  We had a great trip up there last Labor Day weekend, so we decided to try it again this trip.  It was exactly what we needed!  Much less lake traffic, and awesome fishing!  Arrived in Neskahi Bay area around 1:00pm and fished the early afternoon until the wind caused us to take shelter around 3:00pm.  Got our second boat all tied up and had some dinner.  Then we were able to get back out around 6:30 and fished until dark.  Caught 92 for the day.  Mostly SM & LM with a few of the other Lake Powell assortment mixed in including a Crappie, Walleye, Catfish and even a Carp on a tube jig!

Sunday 5/27/18 – Started fishing around 9:30am - 12ish:  Weather was calm in the morning with afternoon winds!  Morning top water bite was decent for the first hour even with full sun at 10:00am.  Lots of good sized fish!  When the bite slowed a bit, my wife using the Ned rig (New Money color & 1/6oz hook) caught 3 to 1 at times over the rest of us!  Wind came back around noon so we went in for lunch.  We were back out on the water around 1:00 - 3:00.  Very windy afternoon as were the days before.  However the windblown points only seemed to turn on the fishing, if you could manage to hold the boat on a point and keep tight lines!  I preferred the tube jig here, as it seldom got hung up and was able to keep tight lines in the wind – working it with just a steady 4 reels, pause, 4 reels pause and repeat.  Once you felt tension on the other end, you set the hook, and a fish was on!  After we had enough of the wind for a while, we headed in for a steak dinner!  Mmmm!!!  And finally we were back on the water around 5:30pm – Dark.  The evening top water bite was AWESOME even in the wind!  Lots of doubles on our Whopper Ploppers, and there is just something about watching your lure being tossed around by those fish!  :)  Finally the top water bite ended as the sun went down, so we headed in for the day.  We caught the entire Lake Powell assortment this day as well with a total of 183 fish for the day!

Monday 5/28/18 (Memorial Day) – We started fishing around 9:00am - 12ish:  Again a calm morning.  Great top water bite in the morning, and stayed good most of the day as it was mostly overcast.  Wind came up around 11:30 or so, so we went back in for lunch.  Then back out around 1:00 – 3:00pm: As before fishing on windy outside points was awesome as long as you could keep tight lines, and hold the boat on them long enough to catch a few.  Again, every fish in the Powell assortment including a huge walleye in the midafternoon wind.  This was hands down our best day of fishing and I wish we could have kept fishing the rest of the afternoon, but we had to head in from all of the fun to head home for the week.  190 fish by 3:00pm for the day!!!

Trip total of 515 fish!!!  About 2/3 were good sized and ALL fought like mad!

Top Lure = Ned Rig (New Money Green):  Caught entire Lake Powell Grand Slam!
Pros:  Had more hits than anything when the bite slowed.  Many times 3 to 1.  Was also a good kid pole lure, due to the small size and weight, and the fish hooked themselves without having to set the hook if you missed the initial bite.
Cons: The fish liked to swallow it whole!  This of course caused longer times to get back in the water and was a pain to unhook!  I need to find a jig head with a larger wider hook that still has the wire to hold up the TRD!  Another Con was due to the lighter tackle required to throw it, many fish were missed, or lost in the fight.  Also it got hung up much more due to running it slower.

2nd Best Lure = Bass Pro Double Dip Tube Jig – Green with gold flakes. (My preference):  Also caught entire Lake Powell Grand Slam!
Pros:  Held its own most of the time due to the fact I could easily unhook and be back in the water in half the time of the Ned rig.  Much better in the wind!  The lure holds up to a LOT of fish before having to replace the plastic.  Can be thrown on a regular bait casting rod or on a lite spinning rod setup.
Cons:  You have to retie entire lure to change out the plastic.  Not a big deal though, because by the time your plastic needed to be replaced you usually needed to retie anyhow due to nicks in your line above the hook.

3rd Best Lure = The Whopper Plopper!!!  (I love this top water lure!)  Caught SM, LM and Bluegill!
Pros:  Awesome top water lure!!!  There is just something about watching fish come up and nail a top water lure!!!  Personally we just work this lure with a nice strait slow retrieve.  This even works well in the wind, and you can run it right through a bunch of brush without getting hung up!  And the fish LOVE IT!
Cons:  It only works when there is a top water bite and you won’t catch the entire Lake Powell Grand Slam on this lure.  Most import Con: Treble (trouble) Hooks!!!  I swear when you catch a fish with this lure it just ticks them off!!!  They toss this thing around everywhere and they are MUCH more aggressive while fighting these than a jig!  As such they also seem to fight out of the water more while trying to unhook them!  This combined with treble (Trouble) hooks is a bad combo!  Even with a good set of pliers these hooks like to find your hands and fingers!

All in all Wayne, it was an AWESOME trip, and we can’t wait to get back up to Powell!

Thanks for all that you do!
 

May 18, 2018 - 8 Pound walleye

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Cut and paste to see an 8 Pound walleye caught in Lake Powell Recently:

https://wayneswords.net/threads/big-walleye.1754/

 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2018 13:04
 
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