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We spent Memorial Weekend at lake  Powell. It was our first time there. It was our best fishing camping adventure ever. We caught over one hundred fish. This was my first striper ever.

We caught this stringer in about an hour within 150 yard of our campsite.

We found the stripers.

We figured out the stripers and caught 51 in about 4 hours. They were 4 to 7 lbs.

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The Utah Fish and Game dept request that you keep all the stripers you catch. the lake has too many. We happily oblige. The wipers were in the coves fingers in Moki canyon. We were using anchovies with 3/8 oz. jig heads. Dropping them to the bottom then coming up about 3 ft. I was using my vexilar and caught 2 to 3 for every one anyone else caught. The vex rules. I could see them come off the bottom and would predict within a second or two when they would bite. The crappie were in the back of the coves along with the walleye, small mouth, channel cats, and blue gill. These were caught on blue and silver rapalas and similar. We just got back and need some sleep. Oh, by the way, what happened to the stringer of crappie and walleye, you ask?
This was the best trip ever. You should go.
 

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that was some serious fishporn, your hands must be sore from cleaning all the stripes
 

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great fishing man. Looks like it was a great trip!
 

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And Mr Ed...it is legal to chum for them...so you can get them feeding before you throw out your hook...with an anchovy head attached...

They fight good...not on par with same sized wipers I have caught...but not too far behind...but some of the fish are thinner and undernourished in Powell...
 
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Thanks for the tip - haven't fished for stripers in a long time. I wrote it in my Calendar for the week of May 14, 2007. I'm convinced. I'm going.
 

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It took over two hours to clean all the fish. Lake  Powell has great fish cleaning stations. Many of our friends were happy to share freezer space. The lake must have millions of these size stripers. We caught these out of one turn on one arm of a cove. The turn was about 200 feet in diamater. That would be like standing in one place at Chatfield and catching this many fish. Speaking of sore hands my hands are cut to crap from the gill plates and dorsel fins. As you can see from my poor zodiac (deflated tube/revenge of the fish) their dorsal fins and pectoral fins are extremely sharp.
 

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Thanks for sharing about the trip and pics of all the fish. Never been there but would love to go in the future.
 

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God,I love those pics! Slab em and stab em! Damn I gotta get out there! Good job,bro----
 

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2eyegreen, it is in both utah and arizona.
grandpa- stripers, especially those size, need to be harvested from powell as there is an overabundance of them and they have overshot the shad population. It is getting better though; the body condition is much improved from what it was 5 years ago.
 

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Slayer you need to get out there just so you can post a mega stringer of death and ruffle some feathers from the catch and release gang. Its been to long since you got things heated up.
 

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Yeah,how cum I always catch flak for butchering? Rarely does anyone else get messed with! :'( :'(
 
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