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lake Powell fishing on fire...

Post By: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 8:55:52 AM     Points: 1556    
Well Lake Powell did not disappoint, I am going to post a few nice pics, and believe me when the action was hot, fewer pics were taken. Some fish were bigger and some smaller, but again when hot fishing hits, pics are the last thing to do. I feel if I say the amount of fish we caught daily it would seem silly, and not even real, but if you have fished this lake the numbers make sense. I caught over 100 bass easy, stripers in certain holes produced 100-150 in the 3-4 hrs., walleye lucky to find them deep in the coves on sand bars far and in between-maybe 2 a day.
The obvious key to yanking the stripers were anchovies, we would go through 3 bags a day easy. The recon lure of choice that caught all of the fish was a rapala natural shad rap-DEADLY!!! once we found stripers it was non stop, at times we would just hit coves and find rock rubble falling into the water and boom bass attack time.
We had sore arms, cut fingers and hands, ate and slept great. I would suggest to slip your boat at lake Powell because the boat ramp is 6000 miles long each way-wshhhhh once a day was enough.
ON a very serious note- take a topo map of this lake, a gps as a backup, and hopefully your vessels sonar has an updated map/gps function-MARINE RADIO TO CH-16 EVEN BETTER!!!! We took a 30 mile one way trip to last chance bay-which was fantastic... but scary, because we never saw another boat, 3 boats in the main channel-so if your out of gas or break down with no radio, prepare for a long dark night in the swimming pool.
P.S. when you leave a cove 30 miles away after fishing all day, every single direction looks absolutely the samescary feeling if we had no GPS. tightlines and enjoy some goofy pics.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 8:56:34 AM     Points: 1556
more pics....
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 8:57:18 AM     Points: 1556
 Reply by: Kokanee Bro      Posted: 4/27/2017 9:14:09 AM     Points: 245
Looks like fun! And I believe you... that place is chalk full of striper.
 Reply by: hunter creek      Posted: 4/27/2017 9:26:26 AM     Points: 4095
Wow! Did you stay at Bullfrog? What is the cost for camping there, if you did camp, that is? Also, a lot of work filletting all those fish!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 4/27/2017 9:32:16 AM     Points: 38011
I'm so dam jealous!!!

Nice work!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/27/2017 9:33:47 AM     Points: 48654
That's awesome! Glad your trip turned out so great, and nice pics!
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 9:40:27 AM     Points: 1556
Thanks for the replies, I stayed in AZ. at the marina lodge, bullfrog I believe was 106 miles through the lake the way the crow flies. I have no info on camping bullfrog or even being there, sorry.
It took over 3 hrs. to clean fish, 120lb.s of fish came back in 4 yeti/rtic coolers, and our hand are cut to hek !!!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 4/27/2017 11:16:17 AM     Points: 3339
Just plain AWESOME !!! Congrats & WTG.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 4/27/2017 11:26:13 AM     Points: 745
Very cool man! Looks like a blast!!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 4/27/2017 11:53:16 AM     Points: 73044
that looks fun!
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: 4/27/2017 11:55:22 AM     Points: 102
Looks like that was a blast, very jealous!! Never ate a Striper, are they pretty good???
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 4/27/2017 11:56:38 AM     Points: 2522
Yea...somehow I knew you'd catch more than 1 or 2 fish....jealous !
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 12:20:56 PM     Points: 1556
We cooked some fillets on the shore, awesome fresh fish with minutes of catching, I had fish season, butter flavored pam for the little griddle, and a cold one- the best....
 Reply by: RoyR      Posted: 4/27/2017 12:42:33 PM     Points: 3344
Way to go! Haven't been to Powell in years houseboating out of Bullfrog, anchovies was the ticket. What route did you take to AZ?
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/27/2017 12:45:34 PM     Points: 1556
route change due to weather last Thursday:

I-25 south to Albuquerque NM
I-40 west to Flagstaff, AZ
RT-89 north to lake Powell
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 4/27/2017 1:05:14 PM     Points: 84004
Pretty sweet man! I've never caught a striped bass so I'm totally jealous!
 Reply by: RoyR      Posted: 4/27/2017 1:06:23 PM     Points: 3344
Thanks. Quite a detour, but safer than driving over those passes.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 4/27/2017 1:12:39 PM     Points: 23217
Fantastic trip, have not been there in years but that sure gets me wanting to go back. Your freezer should be full now.
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: 4/27/2017 1:37:57 PM     Points: 1824
Holy Carp! Batman! You're up to your eyeballs in fishes!
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: 4/27/2017 2:28:56 PM     Points: 75
"It took over 3 hrs. to clean fish, 120lb.s of fish came back in 4 yeti/rtic coolers, and our hand are cut to hek !!"

Nice! catch-kill-eat,,,Doing your part to save the shad!

I'm getting pumped for Memorial weekend at Powell now!!
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 4/27/2017 5:22:01 PM     Points: 2760
Looks awesome..congrats.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 4/27/2017 6:27:14 PM     Points: 17
Nice looks like an awesome trip
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 4/28/2017 8:37:17 AM     Points: 1556
Navacito-they are all in the cracks of the walls, and under the rock shelfs of the coves-GETUM... great pic btw
 Reply by: CHERO676      Posted: 4/29/2017 5:27:55 PM     Points: 75
Wow man that's freakin awesome looks like a blast!! One day I'll hit that beautiful place WTG!!!

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