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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, yellow perch, striped bass and northern pike at Lake Powell in Utah.

Lake Powell, UT

The vacation paradise of Lake Powell is 190 miles of beautiful scenery and great fishing. This 160,000-acre reservoir on the southern border of the state has 1,960 miles of shoreline. It is located in pretty remote country with limited access.

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Lake Powell is a massive reservoir located in the southern part of Utah, stretching into northern Arizona. It was formed by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River and is now a popular recreational destination known for its stunning red rock canyons and clear blue waters.

Fishing in Lake Powell is a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors. The reservoir offers a wide variety of fish species, making it a paradise for anglers of all interests. One of the most popular targets is the largemouth bass, which thrives in the warm waters and rocky coves of Lake Powell. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching these feisty fish using various techniques, including topwater lures and soft plastics.

Smallmouth bass is another sought-after species in Lake Powell. These hard-fighting fish are abundant in the rocky shoreline areas and provide an exciting challenge for anglers looking for a more aggressive bite.

Rainbow trout and brown trout are popular targets for those who enjoy freshwater fishing. The cooler waters of the upper reaches of Lake Powell are ideal habitats for these trout species, providing a rewarding experience for anglers in search of a different kind of catch.

Walleye, known for their delicious white flesh, are also found in Lake Powell. Anglers can often find them in the deeper waters near submerged structures and drop-offs.

Lake Powell is renowned for its excellent striped bass fishing. The reservoir's clear waters and abundance of forage fish create a perfect environment for these hard-fighting and tasty fish. Striped bass can reach impressive sizes in Lake Powell, making it a dream destination for avid anglers.

In addition to the above-mentioned species, Lake Powell also provides opportunities to catch black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, and northern pike, making it one of the most diverse fishing spots in Utah.

Hite, Bullfrog and Halls Crossing are the three entry points from Utah. Wahweap, near Page, AZ, is the entry point from Arizona. Fishing enthusiasts come to catch bass, crappie, walleye, trout, catfish, sunfish, perch, stripers and northern pike. Healthy populations of all these species inhabit these waters - many of which grow to bigger than average sizes. Glen Canyon Dam creates this reservoir on the Colorado River as a vacation paradise for all kinds of watersport activities from sightseeing, to fishing, to vacationing on one of the rental houseboats.

There are camping and lodging facilities at the major entry points, most of which offer a variety of boat rentals. As you traverse the lake, the terrain changes many times providing boaters with differing views along the way. Fishing, swimming, water skiing and exploring make the days vanish into the beautiful, sunsets all too fast. Avid outdoor enthusiasts will want to make plans to spend extended time in this outdoor paradise where camping, house boating or staying at nearby hotels all offer experiences that become Lasting memories. Shoreline fishing is limited to nearby the major entry points. The rest of the lake has vertical shorelines, up to several hundred feet tall.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Powell

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Yellow Perch Striped bass Northern pike

Lake Powell Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Aside from fishing, Lake Powell offers numerous recreational activities, including boating and camping. The vast expanse of the lake allows for endless exploration of hidden coves and scenic canyons, making it a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Whether fishing, boating, or camping, Lake Powell offers a unique and memorable adventure for all who visit.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Bullfrog Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
435 684-3000

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bullfrog Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Bullfrog Marina Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Halls Crossing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Halls Crossing Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking

Hite North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Hite Marina Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Stateline Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lake Shore Drive, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Bullfrog Marina
HWY 276
Bullfrog, UT 84533
435 684-3062

Dangling Rope Marina
Lake Powell
928 691-0206

Halls Crossing Marina
Highway 276
Halls Crossing, UT 84533
435 684-7000

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Bullfrog Basin Campground - 888 896-3829

Halls Crossing Campground - 800 528-6154

Lone Rock Beach Campground - 928 608-6200

Page Lake Powell Campground - 928 645-3374

Wahweap RV & Campground - 888 896-3829

Lake Powell information for fishing and camping from Arizona.

Lake Powell UT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Powell
Halls Crossing Marina
Halls Crossing, UT 84533
435 684-7000


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