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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Lake Powell Offers Great Fishing

lake powell striped bassLake Powell may well be the No. 1 fishing spot in the country this summer ... The fishing is expected to be that good.”

That quote is from a Deseret Morning News article by Ray Grass.

“Reports of a dozen or more striped bass, all over 5 pounds, and a bunch of smallmouth, all caught in a morning or afternoon, are common.

“And, said Wayne Gustaveson, lake biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, "I'm hearing stories of high catch rates like that all the time."

"What you're seeing," explained Gustaveson, "are the results of three years of high threadfin shad production and rising lake levels. (Shad are the main forage fish for most of the fish in Lake Powell.)

Fishing is great now and expected to get better through the summer.

Read the entire article.

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