This year was by far the best out of the last 3. Not just because we didn't have any major disasters like last year but the total package. It was so much nicer to be able to drive to Hite and camp with the truck rather than load everything on the boat for a 30 mile run just to get to camp. The weather (blew) for the first day and a half and then was beautiful for the rest of the time. High 70's in the afternoon and very nice at night.
We found the crappies over submerged brush in the backs of canyons in water from 14 to 25 feet deep. It took us about a day and a half to find the stripers and get them dialed in but once we did we could catch them at will for the next 4 days. It got to the point where we would go catch stripers in the middle of the day when nothing else was happening! We found the stripers scattered along the shore line in stained or slightly muddy water. We were trolling any hard diving crankbait with an aggressive action. The key was to have a bait that would pull down hard and bang the rocks in 15 feet of water. We would contour troll the shoreline swinging our lures over breaklines where we could bang bottom 13 to 15 feet deep. We found one area with a 15 foot deep flat that stretched between the shore and a big rock pile about 100 feet from shore. It was a narrow strip which dropped into 25 feet of water on each side.
This spot was amazing, we would hook up a single or double almost every time we ran over it and banged the bottom. This went on for 3 days!
This was by far my best trip to Powell so far! 3rd time's a charm I guess as we had not caught stripers the 2 previous years but we wore them out this year. Get down there if you can this year, the fishing is fantastic!
I'll forever be grateful to my good friend The Pikeman for talking me into going down there with him 3 years ago. Thank you Glenn!!!
Big fish for the trip were:
7 lb Striper
4 lb Large Mouth
multiple 2 lb + Crappies
3 lb Walleye
"Sunrise is always best on the water."
Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation ><((((º>
Anything Wet Fishing Team