Tag Archives: stripers

Bill’s Corner 2-26-12- Where are the best stripers right now?

Often I am asked during off seasons where is good fishing right now?  I always try to give my customers since 1979 the best information even if it is not where I am guiding.  A “good guide” should do this. Southwestern AZ Lakes like Havasu and Mohave are good fly an spin opportunities right now between Spring storm fronts for Fly fishing.  Try the south end of Havasu around Havasu Springs with a 7-8 wt rod and 15-20 sink trip 200 grain line with a Read More +

Bill’s Corner 2-13-12- Teasing the Fish on Lake Powell

On Lake Powell (as I learned in Florida) we like to tease our fish!  Recipe?  Bait & Switch  – for fly casters and short throwers: Take one zara spook (large) and remove the hooks, drill a small hole in the mouth and fill with enough water to let the plug still barely float.  Load the lure on a medium spin rod with 4-6 lb fluro line and you can cast this rocket 300+ feet to schools out from the boat.  Stripers will hold and chase your Read More +

Bill’s Corner 1-15-12

Striper Boils "In the West" Best Success! Other than the usual networking of good guides and a reliable "tackle store", you have to be looking at your surroundings as soon as you see water and that is "at the ramp".  Most anglers are just as jazzed at heading up Lake especially if they own a fast fishing machine.  Then they start fishing…."oops". Here on Lake Powell, Herons, Ravens, Gulls and Coyotes are the main players when hitting striper boils that a lot of time have a lot of bass Read More +

Lake Powell Fishing Report 6-13-11

Lake Powell Elevation: 3633.61 Water Temp: 72 degrees Ron Lenhart, Bass Angler of the Year 1995 – see video Stripers continue to feed on channel points mid Lake Powell to the Dam. Smallmouth are being caught in depths of 20-25′ range on points and rock piles. Walleye can be caught trolling 15-30′ on the tree lines and shore lines. Fishing is excellent right now! Capt. Bill To schedule a trip of your own or just ask questions, contact us using either our contact form or Read More +

Fish Are Biting

Stripers are hanging about 80′ deep in the mid bay or mid channel. For stripers: Drop spoons, stump jumpers or swim baits to get the schools going. Tough to fish for right now with storms passing through. They are hugging the bottom. Crappie are being caught with cold temps. Search tree lines in 10′ of water. Use black, while or yellow crappie jigs. Got questions? Give me a call …Questions are “free”…. Bill McBurney 928.606.0933