Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lake Powell Report
Guide Trip
April 20-21, 2013
water temp 57-61
lake elevation 3597
 
Norm and his wife Theressa came to Powell from California to do some multi species fishing with me. Norm especially wanted to catch a walleye. Norm is a very experienced angler and brought his own gear. Day 1 saw excellent striper action with and without anchovies. A variety of grubs fished on a 1/4 oz head worked very well for stripers cruising  a shelf in 5-20 feet. I had Theresa on a chartreuse grub and she never changed it up because it just kept catching fish; stripers, smallies, and the first walleye in the boat from steep broken rock with shade. Later in the day, we ran into Navajo Canyon and found more stripers and a few crappie. Day 2 we fished for stripers again without anchovies and did well. I even got into the act with the fly rod before running up lake a bit to Gunsight Canyon. Gunsight fished well with smallies, largemouth and a couple more walleye. We finished the day with Theressa catching a couple more walleye on her trusty chartreuse grub and Norm finally had his on a bottom bouncer/ crawler harness rig.  
Lake Powell Report
Guide Trip
April 14th, 2013
water temp 54-59
lake elevation 3597
 
The Gross family, brothers Josh, Luke, Matt and Dad Mike spanked the stripers in the buoy 3 area for 2 hours before we left the main channel waves behind and ran up into Navajo Canyon. We fished for bass and walleye briefly before returning to striper fishing. A little chum and it was on again. During our “working” lunch, Josh made a cast, put the rod in the holder at the rear corner of the boat, picked up his sandwich and within a few seconds was rudely interrupted by the drag singing. A few minutes later I slipped the lip gripper into the mouth and hefted the 7.5 pounder aboard. The Navajo stripers were in good condition overall and a little stronger than the channel fish. Great time and great company.
Lees Ferry Report
Guide Trip
April 13, 2013
 
A long time acquaintances Vin Nitito and buddy Jim Becker from Tucson fished with me at Lees Ferry today. Vin and I were members of the Tucson chapter of Trout Unlimited and the 3 of fished together back in 06. It was good to catch up and stick some rainbows together. We fished 3 spots and did very, very well at 2 of them. The lower Saturday flows were just right and Vin and Jim couldn’t keep the fish off their midge patterns fished below a dry fly. After lunch we fished around some accessible spawning fish and both did very well with midges and egg patterns. Big numbers and many fish in the 16 inch range. Both Jim and Vin are advanced anglers and the day couldn’t have gone better.
Lake Powell Report
Guide Trip
April 10th, 2013
water temp 51-57
lake elevation 3598
 
Another successful striper outing With the Abbot family. Tom Sr. and Jr. and their wives Alice and Mary Kay fished Wednesday after a strong cold front blew out Monday and Tuesday. The weather was chilly, starting out at 40 degrees at the start of the day. This storm cooled off the surface temp 6 degrees from the Saturday before. The stripers were a little less aggressive but we still caught a good batch of line sides. The biggest fish of the day went 4.5 pounds.
Lake Powell Report
Guide Trip
April 6th, 2013
water temp 57-60
lake elevation 3598
 
The stripers are hungry!! The Lafferty family from Lakeside, AZ fished with me for a second time. With fresh reports of stripers taking anchovies along the main channel walls we headed out with high hopes of big numbers. I’m happy to say we were not disappointed. Within minutes of dropping the first chunk of anchovy on a 1/4 oz jig head, it was on and it was still going when we got off the water at 4PM. Many fish were 4 pounds and all were good fighters. At one point, we were fishing over a 20 deep shelf and we could see dozens of stripers silhouetted against the bottom. Many of these fish took the bait up shallow by the edge of the rock face. What a day, 130+ fish and smiling faces all around.
Contact

Lake Powell Outfitters
Capt. Kevin Campbell

Mobile: 928-640-2211

kc.fishpowell@gmail.com

PO Box 2758
Sedona AZ 86339

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