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Lake Powell Fishing Guide

Lake Powell, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is a world-class destination for fishing, whether it’s sport fishing or the zen-like fly fishing.

Popular Types of Fish at Lake Powell

Lake Mead offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as smallmouth bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, black crappie, walleye, channel catfish, bullhead catfish, and northern pike.

Lake Powell fishing can be done year-round where the shoreline exceeds 2,000 miles. Although there are many miles of shoreline to fish from, the best way to access the best fishing on Lake Powell is from a boat.

Largemounth-bass-fish

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth-Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Striped-Bass

Stripped Bass

Channel-Catfish

Catfish

Walleye

Walleye

Bluegill-Fish

Bluegill

Black-Crappie-Fish

Crappie

Lake Powell Fishing Guide

Small Mouth Bass

  • Best time of year to fish?
    Small Mouth Bass fishing at Lake Powell is good year round fishing. The best time is in April, September and October. The fish are very active during the Fall months.

Large Mouth Bass

  • Best time of year to fish?
    Large Mouth Bass fishing at Lake Powell is good year round fishing and are typically found in deeper waters.

Stripped Bass

  • Best time of year to fish?
    Stripped Bass fishing at Lake Powell is good typically through July through October when the shad (Bass food) start to school up after spawning. The stripers will “boil” or surface feed on them.

Walleye

  • Best time of year to fish?
  • Walleye fishing at Lake Powell is good typically during February through April.

Channel Catfish

  • Best time of year to fish?
    Channel Catfish fishing at Lake Powell is good typically through summer and early fall. If renting a houseboat, you can catch them off the back of your houseboat from June through October.

Crappie

  • Best time of year to fish?
  • Crappie fishing at Lake Powell is good during the Spring time to catch large 1.5-2 pound Crappie.

Bluegill

  • Best time of year to fish?
    Bluegill fishing at Lake Powell offers great summer fishing.

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Lake Powell

To access Lake Mead 135 miles north of Flagstaff. The lake is 186 miles long and has almost 2,000 miles of shoreline. The following map shows the two Arizona side marinas as well as those marinas that extend into southern Utah.

From Phoenix. Take Interstate 17 (Black Canyon Freeway) to Flagstaff which is about 130-150 miles from Phoenix. Once reaching Flagstaff, follow the directions from Flagstaff to Lake Powell below. Total miles from Phoenix to Lake Powell through Flagstaff is about 285 miles.

From Flagstaff. Page is located about 135 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Take Highway 89 North from Flagstaff to Highway 89T about 35 miles north of Cameron, AZ. Continue north on 89T to Page, AZ