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Have you made a recent fishing trip to Lake Powell? If you have, please let us know how you did.  Post your fishing report on the Fishing Message Board or send it to Wayne Gustaveson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) via E-mail.  Please include who you are and where you are from, dates fished, location, tackle used, species and number of fish caught and any other information you would like to pass on to other anglers.

Our goal here is to save shad by encouraging harvest of striped bass and walleye.  If we do that then all fisheries benefit from the effort.

Keep the reports coming.  I send out high resolution pictures to the media with my weekly fish reports.  If you have a good photo and would like it to be displayed in newspapers and magazines then send it to me.   Be aware that your photo may be used in other locations.

If possible send, first and last name, and hometown. The media likes pictures of kids (include age) and fishergirls. Be creative when taking photos. Change poses and backgrounds. Use the flash in full sun to avoid hat shadow.

Thanks to all who have contributed because it makes it easier for a newly arriving angler to start fishing with confidence needed to catch fish on this huge lake.

If you have a general question try posting on WAYNESWORDS FISHING MESSAGE BOARD.  Thanks to Bartsplace for putting the new message board in place so we can all commiunicate in real time with hot fish reports. 

December 3, 2010 - Marty Peterson - Bullfrog

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Nightfished Bullfrog Bay on 11/29 and 11/30 into the early morning of 12/1. We used 1/4 oz and 1/8 oz jigs and also tried a circle hook. We used pieces of anchovies cut into quarters or so. Put a green underwater light out. Our "Killerfishlight" has been pretty reliable.

Started after dark and hooked the first fish about 7:30 PM or so on Monday. Proceeded to have trouble turning bites into hookups the rest of the night. It is amazing to me how gently a full grown Striper can hit the bait. Ended up catching a few fish and it was worth braving the cold and wind.

Tuesday evening we started at sunset. Chummed just a little, brought in modest amounts of plankton and no visible shad. But what I guess are either small schools or single Stripers are attracted to our bait and give a little tap. Some eat the bait but most need a hook set. There were times we went maybe 20 or 30 minutes without a bite but usually had some sort of action every few minutes. We managed to land 36 Stripers before the need to rest for the drive home took over around 1AM. Missed at least three times that many hook sets and had a few fish break off, straighten the hook or break the line. One fish that I think was much larger than average swam straight down after being hooked. It was pulling the drag pretty well and when I tried to slow it down the line snapped. The line is in good shape and broke near the rod tip. 8 pound test. I need more practice with big ones. I do OK catching average sizes back reeling when needed with 4 pound test and a circle hook. But it is just not the same. My pole with 12 pound Flourocarbon just does not get as many bites as the 8.

The heaviest fish we filleted was 24" long and 4.5 lbs. The average length was 22". We did not get into but one small Striper and not too many skinny ones.


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