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Lake Powell Trip Report #13817103 05/13/19
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I was invited to complete an even dozen anglers on a houseboat trip out of Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell this past week. We moored up in Last Chance Canyon and fished out of five boats in all directions from there. Fishing was fast but the fish were all small. Largest smallmouth went a bit over two pounds, ditto the stripers, but one largie just under five pounds was recorded. Most smallies ran in the 10 to 14" range. We dined on ceviche and one huge fish fry as a result (smallies are delicious). In all, seven species were landed - including one monster gizzard shad.

Weather was predicted to be sunny and 80°. Weather experienced was 60° and big T-storms, including a waterspout.

The killer rig was the Ned, in almost any color, simply slow-rolled back to the boat. Cranks and most other lures were a bust (and I tried them all). A simple jig and grub or the Ned were the ticket. 10# spinning gear was all anyone used. Rubble shores and ledges held fish, slick rock not as much.


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Re: Lake Powell Trip Report [Re: RockyRaab] #13817236 05/13/19
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Hard to beat a spring trip to Lake Powell. Even if you get skunked the scenery makes up for it.
Were the crappie biting?


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We had a hard time finding crappie. The water was rising fast (6" a day) but the flooded trees where crappie hang out were still high and dry in most places. Some were caught as incidental catch, but there was no "patterning" them to locate them consistently. The largest caught were just under a pound and a half.


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