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Rating - Good   

Friday, Sep 15 2023
Until recently water was quite turbid (combination of high silt and plankton blooms) around Bullfrog making for poor conditions for slurps, as the small larval Shad are difficult for Stripers to locate and follow in the nearly opaque water. Shad hatched back in May have grown larger and water around Bullfrog is clearing up allowing Stripers to target Shad at first and last light, driving them to the surface where they surround the Shad school and eat as many as possible. Since Striper boils last longer than slurps it is possible to see the school and quickly drive within casting range. In boils, feeding is aggressive so practically any surface lure or shallow running crankbait or spoon cast into the boil will work well. This is the beginning of the best Striper fishing of the year as Stripers switch over from slurping small shad to bigger shad. Slurps are often found in the back of canyons and coves where small Shad reside but now the open bays have larger Shad so Stripers have moved there.

Friday, Sep 15 2023



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Lake Powell

RECEIVE FISHING REPORT UPDATES!


Rating - Good

Until recently water was quite turbid (combination of high silt and plankton blooms) around Bullfrog making for poor conditions for slurps, as the small larval Shad are difficult for Stripers to locate and follow in the nearly opaque water. Shad hatched back in May have grown larger and water around Bullfrog is clearing up allowing Stripers to target Shad at first and last light, driving them to the surface where they surround the Shad school and eat as many as possible. Since Striper boils last longer than slurps it is possible to see the school and quickly drive within casting range. In boils, feeding is aggressive so practically any surface lure or shallow running crankbait or spoon cast into the boil will work well. This is the beginning of the best Striper fishing of the year as Stripers switch over from slurping small shad to bigger shad. Slurps are often found in the back of canyons and coves where small Shad reside but now the open bays have larger Shad so Stripers have moved there.


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