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041112 Lake Powell Mark and Wayne

Lake Powell: Bass fishing is fantastic but stripers are MIA

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,635 asl Water Temperature 54-64 F PAGE, Ariz, April 11 – Fishing is fantastic as long as you are fishing for bass in the afternoon. Bass spawning is imminent. It may take another week due to unsettled weather but ...

Vega, Sweitzer to open for boating

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced the opening of Vega Reservoir and Sweitzer lake for the 2012 boating season. Vega Reservoir at Vega State Park, 20 miles east of Collbran, will open for boating Friday. Sweitzer Lake, one mile south of ...

East Portal Road to Gunnison River open for summer

By Dave Buchanan

The serpentine East Portal Road, which offers access to Crystal Dam, the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is open for the summer, according to the Bureau of ...

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Lake Powell bass moving up toward spawn

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,635 asl Water Temperature 52-60 F March 29 – PAGE, ARiz. – Bass are moving up to spawn. Water temperature is still a cool 52 F in the early morning. But on calm sunny days water temperature escalates to over 60 ...

Local lakes to begin boating season

By Staff

Spring means boating in western Colorado and Harvey Gap and Rifle Gap state parks will open Sunday for boating. Crawford State Park will follow, opening April 6. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials caution boaters to make sure all required ...

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Early Lake Powell bass are larger, more willing in March

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,635 asl   Water Temperature 50-57 F PAGE, Ariz. – Imagine my surprise when checking the water level to find out that Lake Powell has risen since the last report.  Normally lake level does not climb until ...

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2012 forecast as Year of Big Fish at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,634 asl   Water Temperature 50-57 F PAGE, Ariz. – Spring weather has arrived with air temps in the 70s and water warming to 60 degrees in the shallow muddy floodplains. But as always happens in the spring, cold ...


Take care of the trail on Pollock Bench

By Bill Haggerty

The trail heads at Devil’s Canyon and Pollock Bench in the front country of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area were dry and in good condition for a Super Bowl Sunday hike. Apparently, everyone else in town knew that. The ...

East Portal Road closed for winter

By Dave Buchanan

MONTROSE – The East Portal Road from the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the Gunnison River has been closed for the winter. The Curecanti Field Office of the Bureau of Reclamation announced the closure Thursday, citing ...

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Subtle changes in techniques make fishing trip a successs

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,651 asl Water Temperature:  67-72 F PAGE, Ariz. – Oct. 20: The armor plating worn by most game fish this fall is finally starting to tarnish.  There are a few chinks now apparent that can be exploited by ...

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