Fishing at Lake Powell
Whether you're a seasoned fisherman who dreams of a record catch, or you just want to relax under the sun with a rod and reel, Lake Powell is a fishing destination of choice. The lake is full of smallmouth Bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill-so there's a pretty good chance you will be catching dinner for your whole group. Please be prepared to spot some nice fish with the right gear. Itís hard to believe but Walmart is you best stop for all fishing accessories. With Walmart coupon codes youíll catch even a bigger discount on fishing rods etc.
Here's some information about the fish found in Lake Powell:
Smallmouth Bass - this is good year-round fishing but the best is April, September and October. In the fall the fish are very active. They've really good flavor and you can use a fillet and coat with beer batter and fry. It is a good light white meat.
Largemouth Bass - good year-round fishing and these fish are found in deeper waters. It has a more fishy taste than the small mouth bass. Best preparation is to smoke it using alder or cherry wood.
Striped bass - best fishing is when the shad start to school up after spawning. The stripers will boil or surface feed on them typically July through October. Stripers have a stronger fish taste so when you filet cut out the red meat, grill with lemon butter and pepper.
Walleye - best time to fish these are February through April. They taste similar to chicken with a slightly sweet taste. They are considered to be the best eating on the lake. You can dip it in egg or roll them in pancake mix and fry them in butter for great eating.
Channel catfish - this time of year for these fish is summer and fall. If you rent a houseboat you can catch them off the back of your houseboat from June through October. They are white to off-white in color, firm and taste buttery not real fishy. Coat them in cornmeal and fry them for a tasty dinner.
Crappie - spring is the best time to fish for these crappie from 1.5 to 2 pounds. They taste very mild and slightly sweet with a non-fishy flavor. They're the second best tasting fish in Lake Powell.
Bluegill - this is great summer fishing. They are very tasty and run about 1 pound when caught so you only get a 6-ounce fillet so catch several.