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Guided Fishing On Lake Powell

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dbloemer

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Looking for recommendation for fishing guides on Lake Powell, we will be on Lake Powell May 29th - June 3rd. We will have our own boat 28' Blackwood with twin 300 Super Charged Veritas. We are only looking for a guide that is willing to go out on our boat (we are hauling the boat from Texas so we want to get use of it...). Any and all recommendations are greatly appreciated!!! Thank you in advance.
 

Stuart Hepworth

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You don't need a guide...just read the reports on this site as well as Wayne's reports and you should know where to go, what to use, and how to catch fish. Don't waste your money! Lake Powell is loaded with fish that are readily caught when you will be there...
 

Lake Bum

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Like Stuart said, there is TONS of info on this site, for all occasions. Just spend a little time reading on here, and you'll become familiar with locations, gear, methods, etc. It really is easy to catch fish on Powell, with OR without electronics, but those definitely help.
I've never heard of a guide, willing to go out on a clients boat. They may be there, but I doubt it..... :cool:
 

Fursniper

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Maneuvering a big boat in shallow areas close to shore is gonna be your biggest obstacle to catching fish. Most fish species can currently be caught at 3 to 25 feet deep. I would like to recommend getting a belly boat or something portable when you want to fish and anchoring your Blackwood nearby. I think if you could fish from a more maneuverable platform to have easier access to shallow areas and the shoreline, you would do well catching fish without a guide.
 
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davew

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If you want to fish on your own, you will need to decide what you want to fish for. A big center console is great for getting around the lake,, and doing some trolling, but it might be hard to fish the shore line ( unless you have a trolling motor.)
if your target is small mouth, large mouth bass, that you will need to be able to keep the boat close to shore. if going after walleye, slow trolling will be needed, or close to shore again. If stripers are your target, end of may last year called for fishing with bait at the entrance to canyons -- your boat will be well suited for that. If you have a bow mounted trolling motor you should be good for just about everything. Maybe try a guide for a day to get the feel of what some of the tricks are, and spend the rest of the week on your own. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.
 

bw56

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Fishing is wonderful at Lake Powell. You have a real treat coming with your boat though. So much to see and almost all of it is beautiful.
People are very friendly and will willingly tell you how and where to catch fish. ( ie. this board). Keep up on the reports when you leave and
ask for suggestions when you are here. You are going to have a great time. There are fish everywhere.
 

jimmybame

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I agree no need for guide if your boat has a gps or get a good map you will be fine pretty sweet boat to fish Powell on I will be out the weekend before you I will try to give report but taking the family so not sure how much fishing will be done on a sailboat but I will give it my best😎
 

KYKevin

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dbloemer, I'm not a guide, but I would be willing to show you arround the lake, and help you with fishing. If you are interested, let me know, and I will give you my number, and we can talk, and see if it is something, that will work, for us both. I just got back, and used a 24 ft tritoon, and it worked great, for us.
KyKevin
 

KYKevin

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I have learned a lot, the last few trip's with a tritoon, you dont control a boat that catch a lot of wind, with an electric motor, so I started using the main motor, and it work's great. I did'nt get to fish as much, but I could keep the other people on the boat fishing, in the fish zone, and when it was'nt blowing, I would use the electric. I'm sure, you could do the same, with this boat. It probably, dont have an electric motor, but if it doe's, even better. I allso used an anchor, when we were in a hot spot, with a lot of fish in it.
 

KYKevin

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Same here, I just use the big motor, to keep the distance in the drift. It worked great, and all I was trying to do, was to make sure everyone could fish. I'm lucky enough to be able to go to Powell, a lot. My brother's, and cousin, get once or twice a year, so I wasnt concerned about whether I could get those nice hole's. I'll be back after the Mother's day weekend.
 

Basshound91

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Same here, I just use the big motor, to keep the distance in the drift. It worked great, and all I was trying to do, was to make sure everyone could fish. I'm lucky enough to be able to go to Powell, a lot. My brother's, and cousin, get once or twice a year, so I wasnt concerned about whether I could get those nice hole's. I'll be back after the Mother's day weekend.
When you going
 

KYKevin

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Trying to shoot for the 15th, that's the good thing about being retired, maybe before or after a day or two. But I'm going to have a hard time, deciding where, the San Juan, is a long way, but well worth it. I've been wanting to go back to the Escalante for a while, and it's on the way, so I might try it first, and hope it keep's me from wanting to go any further. When are you going ?
 

birdsnest

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Trying to shoot for the 15th, that's the good thing about being retired, maybe before or after a day or two. But I'm going to have a hard time, deciding where, the San Juan, is a long way, but well worth it. I've been wanting to go back to the Escalante for a while, and it's on the way, so I might try it first, and hope it keep's me from wanting to go any further. When are you going ?
If you go up the san juan and see a 54 foot myacht and fishing boats stop in for a beverage. We will have our flag flying. Paiute area.
 

Jim Sargent

Active Member
There is a kid named Spilker who has a website called Kraken Bass from SLC. On the website he has offered to go out on your boat. Check it out if you are interested. I fished with Best of the West April 22-28 because I had friends from Alaska and SLC, too many for me to pull my boat up from Payson, AZ. Tom put us on multiple species every day of the four days we were with him.
 
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