March 28, 2007
easy to predict fishing success this week - just look out the window and see
what the weather is doing. Sun is good. Wind is bad. Mild March weather has
allowed the lake surface to warm to 58 degrees, which is the temperature
threshold that launches spring fishing. When morning water temperature is 58
the afternoon temperature on a calm day may be as high as 66 degrees. That
makes fish do cartwheels. A cold March wind can quickly lower the surface
temperature back to the mid 50's. That stalls bass fishing.
Phil and fishing buddy fished with Kevin Campbell at the dam to catch many stripers.
Stripers are found most often near the back of the canyon near deep
water. Hungry stripers will come up to shallow water to eat. The main
feeding area in the southern lake is near weed beds and tumbleweed coves
that provide cover for sunfish. Young fat stripers are more likely to be in
the back of the canyon instead of the main channel. Thin adults are moving
toward the channel. Catch rate at Glen Canyon Dam is good on 2 out of 3 days
now. Stripers bite for a while and then seem to move out before returning a
few hours later. The channel from the Intake to Warm Creek is only fair
Natalie, Bree and Ashley with stripers caught at the dam on bait.
Wash your boat before heading from mussel infested water to Lake Powell.