Sunday Fishing Trip With First Time LP Fisherman

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Fishing' started by Cliff, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Cliff

    Cliff Well-Known Member

    Took my neighbor Brandon out on the lake today. He's never fished LP (he's from Mee-na-so-ta).
    Went to the dam and found 7 boats on the west side. We just went a little north on the wall and dropped anchor. His first cast got him a striper. We thought we had hit the motherlode. Nope, things slowed down then to about 3 fish for the next 2 hours. Others were catching a few but not real fast.
    We moved a ways east and once we found the pattern we had a fish on about every cast.
    Saw lots of fish on the FF even at 300+ feet deep.
    Best pattern today was cast 1/2 an anchovie on a 1/4 oz. leadhead about 50 to 60 feet out into deep water and let it just drift down on its own arc controlled by the length of line out. By the time it gets to about 40 to 50 feet deep you'll get a good bite. Got tired of catching fish and decided to go clean them and go home.
    Great weather, great fishing, we live where others go on vacation!
     
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  2. rdickinson

    rdickinson New Member

    Hey Cliff I think you guys were fishing by us on the far east. If so thanks for your tip. After you left the bite was even better we had to stop though cause we ran out of bait. Thank goodness i was cleaning fish till midnight when we got home back to Panguitch.
     
  3. Cliff

    Cliff Well-Known Member

    YUP that was us. Glad you made it home safe. I was tired after cleaning my fish :)
     
  4. cfulton

    cfulton Well-Known Member

    Rdickerson,
    Don't forget you can now chum and fish with striper meat for bait.
    Chuck
     
  5. Cliff

    Cliff Well-Known Member

    Is it better than chovies? Never tried it.
     
  6. wayne gustaveson

    wayne gustaveson Administrator Staff Member

    Striper meat stays on the hook a lot longer than anchovies. When a striper school is active it works just as good as anchovies. When fish are not biting then it does not work as well. Take both kinds of baits and use them at the right time.
     
  7. rdickinson

    rdickinson New Member

    Man I totally forgot about that! Well next time I will try it.
     
  8. ROSCOELAB

    ROSCOELAB Well-Known Member

    we only buy 1 bag of chovies anymore and use a small striper after the hookup.