? For Wayne (Shad numbers)


Active Member
So with the lake not coming up as much as hoped but having a "record" number of shad surviving the winter, What is the prognosis of the shad spawn and numbers for this summer's boil season? I would hope that it was a near record spawn as well.

Thanks for all you do for us crazy Powell fishing lovers.


wayne gustaveson

Staff member
It is too early to say but our results so far show good shad numbers using small plankton nets in the backs of canyons. Our real study begins the last week of July using our big boat to pull a trawl in Good Hope Bay, San Juan, Bullfrog and Wahweap. I have high hopes and will continue to monitor and let you know when I have more information.