My dad, my son and myself went to Bullfrog and fished 2 and half days. We trolled, jigged and casted rocky structure and caught a couple dozen stripers and walleye. Just about everything we tried worked to some degree. Typical shad style baits in the backs of canyons will produce as well as anything.
I've been clear up the San Juan, good for stripers and Crappie. didn't find walleye there. I've got some friends heading up there the last week of April.
I'm getting my boat ready but not sure when I'll head out there yet, might be the first part of May.
It's a long haul from any marina to the mouth of the San Juan, even at these water levels. From Bullfrog, I would say you are looking at around 150 miles round trip.
In the summer we take the houseboat up to Cha Canyon, then tool around with the little boats from there. I don't think I would have enough fuel to make it without the houseboat.
Honestly, I think it would be a little spooky going up that far this time of year, as you are unlikely to see anyone up there. The solitude is nice, as long as you don't have mechanical problems.
After going to Powell in January last year, I ended up buying an 8 HP kicker to put on my Lund. I like having a back up plan, and figure that could get me back to the marina should something happen to my main engine.
I Ran down to Dangling rope fueled up and brought plenty of extra fuel cans and went clear up the San juan years ago when the water was up, it was fun exploring. My friends take there house boat up to the big bend area.