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gary miller

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Wanting to head south- from Idaho- hoping to see better weather in next couple weeks- I've fished from Bullfrog to upper lake a few times - looking for advice on early spring- water temps etc.- have been in early May before- should I just wait? Retired- could store boat there- Thankx
 

birdsnest

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Wanting to head south- from Idaho- hoping to see better weather in next couple weeks- I've fished from Bullfrog to upper lake a few times - looking for advice on early spring- water temps etc.- have been in early May before- should I just wait? Retired- could store boat there- Thankx
You sound like me, this waiting crap is for the birds, I want to hit the lake.
 
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Reed

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You sound like me, this waiting crap is for the birds, I want to hit the lake.

Why wait? This time of year is amazing. A few drawbacks, long nights cold mornings but usually not much wind. Green fish are harder to find but stripers are generally willing. Also hardly any other boaters so you can see the lake quiet and the water is so clear may times you can see 30 feet to the bottom .
 

birdsnest

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Why wait? This time of year is amazing. A few drawbacks, long nights cold mornings but usually not much wind. Green fish are harder to find but stripers are generally willing. Also hardly any other boaters so you can see the lake quiet and the water is so clear may times you can see 30 feet to the bottom .
I agree but unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way and I want the green fish. 7 days in the SJ in May. Yeehaa
 

Dorado

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If your retired you can time your trips for warming water temps. Certainly no reason to wait until May!!!

By the middle of March, all species start getting active when you have a few warm, calm days. Once the water starts hitting the upper 50's you can have some great days. Just be sure to fish as it is warming, not right after a cold front moves through....
 

Dungee Fishing

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If your retired you can time your trips for warming water temps. Certainly no reason to wait until May!!!

By the middle of March, all species start getting active when you have a few warm, calm days. Once the water starts hitting the upper 50's you can have some great days. Just be sure to fish as it is warming, not right after a cold front moves through....

This! Become very aware of weather forecasts and reports. If retired you won’t even need to hope and pray good weather aligns with weekend dates. Starting in March pick out the best warm day periods and hit those.
 

MrTwister

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Hi Gary, Welcome.

My wife and I are headed down on March 23rd for a week. I and a few other boats will be on the north end, Cedar, Blue Notch to Farleys.
What part of Idaho you from? I'm in Inkom. Welcome to forum! This is the best place to learn how to fish LP.
If the weather is real bad / cold we will head farther south to Havasu.
So lets hope the weather warms up. I'd rather fish Powell than Havasu.

Hope to see you on the Lake.

Gregg
Yellow/Black WeldCraft please wave us down, we'd love to get to know some forum members. Wordlings
 

Squirrel

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Me too. I plan to be at Bullffrog/Offshore shortly after our breakfast on the 10th. Maybe just a chores trip at Offshore to work on the boat & RV. If you see the old Coachman w/Harley on the back stop by. Sq
 

jt465

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Hi Gary, Welcome.

My wife and I are headed down on March 23rd for a week. I and a few other boats will be on the north end, Cedar, Blue Notch to Farleys.
What part of Idaho you from? I'm in Inkom. Welcome to forum! This is the best place to learn how to fish LP.
If the weather is real bad / cold we will head farther south to Havasu.
So lets hope the weather warms up. I'd rather fish Powell than Havasu.

Hope to see you on the Lake.

Gregg
Yellow/Black WeldCraft please wave us down, we'd love to get to know some forum members. Wordlings

Inkom ? I live up in Mink Creek - didn't know I had any Wordling neighbors. Good luck on your spring trip. I unfortunately don't have a trip on the books until the first week of May this year. Here's a picture of my boat. If you see it on the Lake, flag us down. We will share what we know - but sometimes that ain't much
 

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Dave I.

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Agree with several statements here. Why Wait? Lake isn't iced over and it would be like your own private lake the farther you go North. We had wind for a few days this past week but were in short sleeves yesterday. As far as the fishing, haven't heard anyone from the lake talking about it, BUT the bass boats are going by on a daily basis! Have a great spring trip!
 

gary miller

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Hi Gary, Welcome.

My wife and I are headed down on March 23rd for a week. I and a few other boats will be on the north end, Cedar, Blue Notch to Farleys.
What part of Idaho you from? I'm in Inkom. Welcome to forum! This is the best place to learn how to fish LP.
If the weather is real bad / cold we will head farther south to Havasu.
So lets hope the weather warms up. I'd rather fish Powell than Havasu.

Hope to see you on the Lake.

Gregg
Yellow/Black WeldCraft please wave us down, we'd love to get to know some forum members. Wordlings
We are between Wayan & Tincup creek- so we get lots of winter- hope to go mid March- I'm in Crestliner 23' Eagle - WAC- will camp on boat- @ Good Hope if weather is decent- Don't know much about fishing there
 

gary miller

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Inkom ? I live up in Mink Creek - didn't know I had any Wordling neighbors. Good luck on your spring trip. I unfortunately don't have a trip on the books until the first week of May this year. Here's a picture of my boat. If you see it on the Lake, flag us down. We will share what we know - but sometimes that ain't much
Between Wayan & Tincup Creek
 

KYKevin

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Mr.Twister, I've been thinking about a trip to Havasu, for the Redear's, have you been there for them, and is the trip to Havasu, worth it?
Thanks
 

MrTwister

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Hi JT465,

Winter's not over here. Ten inches of snow today. I'm so ready to put the sled away and break out the short sleeved shirts. Good water year??
Here I thought I was the only die hard from Idaho going to Powell. My wife and I usually do two trips a year, spring & fall. But we don't touch the super hot months. Been fishing Powell since 1986, used to go first of May each year. Now we do spring break so others can go with us.
Mink Creek, great place to live, unless you got caught in the Charlotte fire. I'm with Inkom fire. Spent the 28th there and several days doing clean up. Hope you were spared. Would be great to meet up sometimes and swap stories.
Looks like we also have Gary from Wayan, my son is in Soda. We've probably seen each other on Blackfoot or American Falls.

KYKevin I haven't caught a Redear, just stripers and smallies. I've often wondered if the Redear's are eating the mussels.

Yellow / Black Weldcraft -boat picture in signature with a 6 foot sturgeon.
 
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jt465

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Hi JT465,

Winter's not over here. Ten inches of snow today. I'm so ready to put the sled away and break out the short sleeved shirts. Good water year??
Here I thought I was the only die hard from Idaho going to Powell. My wife and I usually do two trips a year, spring & fall. But we don't touch the super hot months. Been fishing Powell since 1986, used to go first of May each year. Now we do spring break so others can go with us.
Mink Creek, great place to live, unless you got caught in the Charlotte fire. I'm with Inkom fire. Spent the 28th there and several days doing clean up. Hope you were spared. Would be great to meet up sometimes and swap stories.
Looks like we also have Gary from Wayan, my son is in Soda. We've probably seen each other on Blackfoot or American Falls.

KYKevin I haven't caught a Redear, just stripers and smallies. I've often wondered if the Redear's are eating the mussels.

Yellow / Black Weldcraft -boat picture in signature with a 6 foot sturgeon.

We may have already met. I'm with Pocatello Valley FD - volunteer and a commissioner for our district. We did a joint training at your station a couple years ago - something we should do more of - always great to meet a fellow volunteer. I'm on Gale Mountain Road so the Charlotte fire passed just below my place. And I'm with you on the spring and fall trips to LP. I've had some great boil fishing in July but when it's too hot to sleep it makes a short trip for me. I'm old.
 

MrTwister

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Here comes more snow. I hope it warms up soon. I'm really ready to do some fishing..............
Hope to see you guys on the water soon.

Gregg
 
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