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The doldrums are over as action returns to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,629 msl Water Temperature 78-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., July 24 – With great relief the fishing report is much better this week. Looks like last week’s dismal report is gone and buried.  ...


Creek moisture: Find some wet air at Lake of the Woods Trail No. 506

By Bill Haggerty

We’ve had more rain in the past two weeks in the Grand Valley than we’ve had all year, yet nary a drop fell on the Haggerty property beneath Colorado National Monument. What’s with that? Thus, in a desperate search for ...

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Warm water slows fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,632 asl   Water Temperature 80-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., July 11 – Water temperature has now reached the high point for the year.  Early morning temp is 80 and by afternoon it reaches 83 ...


Meadow Mountain loaded with wild daises, great views

By Bill Haggerty

I’ll bet few people around here remember when Minturn was hailed as the Lettuce Capital of the United States. I sure don’t. That was back in the 1920s, and it’s hard to say whether the United States considered Minturn the ...

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Stripers perking up, bass fishing hot at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,633 asl   Water Temperature 76-82 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz.,July 3 – This week is full moon and the biggest holiday of the year at the lake.  I am not sure how fish respond to fireworks but ...

Five state parks issue Stage II fire bans

By Staff

Stage II fire bans, which prohibit wood or charcoal fires and limit cigarette smoking to inside vehicles or RVs, have been implemented at Crawford, Navajo, Paonia, Ridgway and Sweitzer Lake State Parks. The Stage II fire restrictions earlier ...

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Smallmouth action still lively at Lake Powell

By Zach Schmitz

Lake Elevation: 3,634 asl Water Temperature 76-82 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. – Striper attitude is changing a bit. In the southern lake striper boils occur every morning and evening. Open water boils in the bays seem to ...

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Water level falling at Lake Powell but fishing remains steady

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,635 asl   Water Temperature 72-80 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. June 19 – Lake level is now falling after remaining stable all spring.  This will have an impact on fishing later in the summer but ...


Baby deer, elk need to be left alone to survive

By Dave Buchanan

With early summerlike temperatures driving people into the high country, it’s not surprising wildlife officers are hearing more reports of people encountering a deer fawn or an elk calf. Should you find a fawn or elk calf, “the ...

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Warming water brings changes to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Powell Fish Report – June 13, 2012 Lake Elevation: 3,636 asl   Water Temperature 70-78 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. – There are so many changes and happenings this week as water warms and shad grow bigger. ...

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