Good Lake Powell Fall Fishing Techniques

This article contains 3 good techniques for Lake Powell for some incredible bass fishing in the fall. These three techniques are perfect for when the bass are sitting deeper in the fall season, and work well for the structure in Lake Powell. They will help you catch more fish. Learn all the details of these techniques including great baits and how to use them for better fall fishing on Lake Powell. Get stoked!



 

3 Good Fall Lake Powell Fishing Techniques

Smallmouth and Largemouth bass fishing can be awesome at Lake Powell if you know the right techniques to target them effectively. This post will walk through 3 solid techniques to help you get in on the fall bite. Each of these techniques are optimal for fishing deeper in the fall time of the year when bass are starting to move to winter haunts. Plus, you will get some ideas of great baits to deploy on these techniques for better Lake Powell fall fishing success. Enjoy!

Drop Shot Rig

A drop shot rig is a phenomenal set up for fall fishing on Lake Powell for a few reasons. A drop shot will help you get those 3″ small baits down deep fast. The bass at Powell love to pound those little soft plastic lures, and it can be difficult to get them down deep otherwise. Another reason a drop shot works good on Powell is because a drop shot is a very natural presentation. The water at Lake Powell is often extremely clear. A drop shot enables you to use light line, and be stealthy to get clear water bass to bite.

Here’s a list of some good baits to try on a drop shot rig at Lake Powell. Because the water is so clear at Powell, use baits in a green pumpkin, or watermelon color. Green natural colors always seem to work best. Unless, you are fishing were the rivers come in on the lake where the water is dirty and stained.

 

Good Baits Lake Powell Fishing
This big smallmouth bass hammered a drop shot at Lake Powell fall fishing.

 

Shaky Head Rig

A shaky head set up is a great way to catch bass at Lake Powell in the fall. A shaky head will fall down deep pretty fast, and looks incredibly natural to the bass. The clear waters of Lake Powell make a shaky head a great option for catching bass. Use a light 1/8 oz weight to avoid hanging up as much in the chunk rocks. The key is to not move it a ton. Do what the name of this rig implies. Shake it for optimal results.

Try some of these baits on a shaky head rig at Lake Powell. I’ve seen great success with them. Stick to the same rules as you should for picking the right color.

 

Good Lake Powell Fall Fishing Techniques
Good Lake Powell Fall Fishing Techniques – The Shaky Head Produced This Nice Largemouth Fall Fishing Lake Powell.

 

Carolina Rig

The Carolina Rig is the perfect choice for fishing deep effectively in the fall at Lake Powell. What’s so awesome about the Carolina Rig is you can use a really heavy weight and get down to fish super fast. The Carolina Rig also creates a great natural profile for finicky clear water fish like you find at Lake Powell. Optimally, you want 100% 14 lbs fluorocarbon line, and at least 1/2 oz weight to be able to cast decently. The heavier line will prevent break offs, and enable you to land more fish. There are some gnarly rocks that will snag your weight at Powell, so lighten it up if you keep getting hung up.

There are a lot of good baits to use on a Carolina Rig for fishing Lake Powell. Here is a list of a few good ones for you to try. At Lake Powell there are a lot of crayfish for the bass to feed on. This makes a cray fish imitation a great choice to drag along on your Carolina Rig.

 

Fall Fishing Lake Powell Tips
Fall Fishing Lake Powell Tips – The Carolina Rig as illustrated here is a great way to catch some bass.

 

3 Techniques for Lake Powell Fall Fishing Video Demonstration

The following video contains all three of these good techniques being used at Lake Powell in the fall with great results. You will be able to see better how to work these lures. What kind of places to look to find bass at powell in the fall. Plus, get some ideas of additional possibilities for catching bass on Powell with these techniques. Check out my YouTube channel of more great fishing videos to help you catch more fish.

Additional Lake Powell Fall Fishing Tips

Lake Powell bass fishing in the fall is a little bit challenging at times. One thing you need to focus on is depth. Typically bass are usually deeper around 20 – 30 feet, and in the evenings they will often come up shallower to feed when the water warms up. Focus on the main lake chunk rock gravel points for best success. Use anyone of the three techniques outlined in this post, and you will be able to catch them. Personally, I prefer the Carolina Rig this time of year. You can cover deep water fast with a Carolina Rig. This rig sinks super fast to where you need to be fishing.

One more thing, The links in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else mentioned here to “Krak” some bass when you fish Lake Powell in the fall. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. These links are here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me. Thank you for your support!

As Always,

Stay Stoked!

2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed your video. I was just there a week ago, wish I would have seen this first. I am not able to locate the hooks you mentioned you used for drop shoting? How did the baits hold up? Are they as soft and fragile as the other Yamamoto’s are? Keep up the good work.

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