Discussion in 'Lake Powell Fishing' started by Badger, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Badger

    Badger Member

    Where's a guy find anchovies, my first year to fish Powell.
  2. Lake Bum

    Lake Bum Well-Known Member

    Stix market, or Walmart have plenty usually.
  3. Badger

    Badger Member

    Frozen or canned/bottled?
  4. Meatwagon

    Meatwagon Well-Known Member

    Frozen, at Walmart in Page.
  5. Gem Morris

    Gem Morris Well-Known Member

    Where are you coming from? What marina are you going to?
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Halls and Bullrog both sell them. Hole in the rock in Hanksville.
  7. Badger

    Badger Member

    Thanks, I'm coming from Co. On I70' those will work, thanks again.
  8. PBH

    PBH Well-Known Member

    chubs and sucker stay on your hooks better.
    skinny stripers make good chum.

    Just sayin.....
  9. Squirrel

    Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Do your best to keep them frozen, thawed anchovies smell and don't stay on the hook very well. This time of year it might not be an issue, but in the summer it sure is. Sq
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2017
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  10. PBH

    PBH Well-Known Member

    All the more reason to not use anchovies. Chub, sucker......STRIPER. Striper can be used as both bait and chum. it's fresh, doesn't stink, stays on your hook, easily replenished.....the benefits of not buying anchovies are many.

    (I guess I could understand having 1 bag of anchovies to get the ball rolling. But for those who have access to suckers, carp, or chubs....use them. 1 sucker fillet can make a lot of good bait!)
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  11. Dorado

    Dorado Well-Known Member

    Can you use chubs in lake Powell? I know you can now use striper and shad that you catch in LP.
  12. Dave I.

    Dave I. Well-Known Member

    I am located in Hanksville and you will be going right thru here on your way there coming from Colorado. There are 3 places in town to buy anchovies. Stop on by and ask any questions you may have. We go to the lake as many times as we can. Winter months are the best! I am also a small start up repair business in town. Rabbitbrush Repair & Storage. Just look for the boats next to the Hwy just north of town. We are always willing to talk to people going to the lake and swap stories.
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  13. wayne gustaveson

    wayne gustaveson Administrator Staff Member

    Your question prompted me to post 2017 regulations in another thread: Yes 3 species of suckers and Utah Chub can be used as bait:

    •Dead mountain sucker, white sucker, Utah sucker, redside shiner, speckled dace, mottled sculpin, fathead minnow, Utah chub and common carp may be used as bait in any water where bait is permitted.
  14. Dorado

    Dorado Well-Known Member

    Thanks Wayne. Sucker and chub sure stay on the hook a lot better than those stinky anchovies!
  15. PBH

    PBH Well-Known Member

    ding! ding! ding!

    Like I said, a sucker fillet goes a long way!
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