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Old 04-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've always wanted to go to powell, and I recently moved within about 5 hours of it so I'm planning on taking a few trips out there this year. I've never been there, and the only "boat " I'll have is my 6' pontoon (no motor, just oars).

I'm planning on going in mid May, and the areas I'm looking at are either Bullfrog or Blue Notch.

Any help or advice you guys can give me is GREATLY appreciated! I don't really care what kinda fish I catch, just want to get into something. Stripers, bass, walleye, and/or cats would be sweet though!

I'm also curious if I need to do anything special to launch my 'toon put there? Permits, inspections, etc?

Thank you in advance!
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Some good info here-

http://www.wayneswords.com/
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Some good info here-

http://www.wayneswords.com/
I've been spending a lot of time reading through that site, lots of good info there. Most of it is more useful if you have a boat though.
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Anyplace you can launch your toon you can find fish, Bullfrog and Blue Notch included. The water uplake may be pretty discolored come mid-May.



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The water uplake may be pretty discolored come mid-May.
I've heard the runoff can have a pretty big effect on water clarity in the northern part of the lake. How does this affect the fishing there? Would bullfrog be a better option?
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The water uplake may be pretty discolored come mid-May.
I've heard the runoff can have a pretty big effect on water clarity in the northern part of the lake. How does this affect the fishing there? Would bullfrog be a better option?
Hard to tell. There may not be a big run-off this year. I'd post questions about current conditions on Waynes Words as your date gets closer.



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I would seriously consider putting a trolling motor on that thing. Would allow you to fish alot more water.
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Jarrett Edwards just had a pretty good show fishin crappie in way back canyons out of kayaks, neat idea.
Stick close to shore and pay attention to the weather.

Fishing can be pretty good in/around the Stanton Creek campground for stripers/bass/cats. It is a primitive campground and you can drive right down to the water. Plenty of spots to fish out of the main channel.
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You can definately still catch fish there without a boat. All the coves with brush are loaded with bass. Just toss some tubes or twister tails and you can hammer em from shore. Also there is alot of catfish in Bullfrog bay. Just night fishing with cutbait you can do really well at that little campground by Bullfrog on channel cats.
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I would seriously consider putting a trolling motor on that thing. Would allow you to fish alot more water.
I've got a little minn kota...I think its a 28# thrust lol. I need to find a battery ($$$ for a good one) and get it registered. Hopefully I can get it done by the time I go!

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Jarrett Edwards just had a pretty good show fishin crappie in way back canyons out of kayaks, neat idea.
Stick close to shore and pay attention to the weather.

Fishing can be pretty good in/around the Stanton Creek campground for stripers/bass/cats. It is a primitive campground and you can drive right down to the water. Plenty of spots to fish out of the main channel.
I'll have to look more in to stanton creek!


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You can definately still catch fish there without a boat. All the coves with brush are loaded with bass. Just toss some tubes or twister tails and you can hammer em from shore. Also there is alot of catfish in Bullfrog bay. Just night fishing with cutbait you can do really well at that little campground by Bullfrog on channel cats.
Any size to the cats? It sounds like there are generally good numbers of smaller fish...

Thanks again guys!
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