Lake Powell Fishing Tips – Fall Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

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This article goes through some Lake Powell Fishing tips to help you find Largemouth and Smallmouth bass in the fall. These tips come from my recent trip to Powell. Even though all the fishing reports on Powell said the fishing was tough, we learned some key things about fall fishing to where we where able to catch 20 – 30 bass a day. Use these fishing tips for Lake Powell to help you when heading out for some late fall fishing. Enjoy the post!

Lake Powell Fishing Tips – Fall Guide to Finding Bass

Lake Powell fishing can be tough in the fall, but the key is locating where the fish are hanging. After you locate the bass, use the best baits to approach them in those areas. Outlined in is this article is where we found fish on a Lake Powell Excursion in the fall. Plus, included in this post is some of the best lures, and techniques to get those bass to bite on Lake Powell. In addition, this article contains the conditions of our fall trip, and some video of the action. This stuff should help you get a better idea of what you can expect if you are in a similar situation.

Lake Powell Fishing Conditions

Here is what the conditions where like for us on our trip fishing Lake Powell in the fall. We launched in the Wahweap marina every morning and fished from Rock Creek down through the Warm Creek area’s of the lake. These fishing tips for Lake Powell were discovered over 3 days of fishing on Oct 24th – Oct 26th. In the following conditions we caught 20 – 30 bass a day.

Water Temperature

66 – 63 degrees. The air temperatures were really chilly, every day the lake’s water temperature would drop one or 2 degrees.


Bright Sunny Skies. High Air Temperature in the upper 60’s.

Water Clarity

Crystal Clear, Visibility 12 – 15 feet deep.


0-4 mph. Calm with an occasional breeze.

Lake Powell Fishing Tips - Fall Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass
These Lake Powell Fishing Tips for Fall Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass helped us catch this nice bass!


Lake Powell Fishing Lures & Techniques

The following is a Lake Powell fishing tip of some of the best lures we found success with in our fall fishing for bass. We tried a lot of different stuff, but these consistently produced the most bites. Hopefully, you can find success with them as well. Included in these descriptions are links to where you can pick up any of them on Amazon, or links on other posts on the blog discussing the same lures. This will help you get a better idea of what these lures look like, and how they work.

Drop Shot

A drop shot rig was lethal, and consistently produced the most fish. The fish were definitely holding deeper around 25 feet, so a heavier 1/4 oz drop shot weight helped get your bait down their faster. My favorite drop shot bait was the yamamoto kut tail worm 4″ green pumpkin rigged up texas style on a 1/0 straight shank hook. The key was to let your drop shot get to the bottom, let it set for a second or to, and then drag it along. Every once in a while let the bait settle to the bottom on a slack line. This is key to getting bites.

Neko Rig

The Yamamoto Daiwa Fat Neko worm in Green Pumkin/Watermelon caught a lot of bass on the trip. We set this lure up on a neko rig with a 1/16 or 1/8th nail weight in the head of the lure, and a size 1 stinger hook. Don’t forget to add a wacky ring in the center of the bait. This will help you keep your baits a lot longer. The key to the neko rig was to make sure it fell down to the bottom, and then you just lightly twitch the rod tip to keep it walking along down deep. The biggest bass we caught fell victim to a neko rig.

Megabass Dog X Jr.

The Megabass Dog X Jr. was a fun way to get those bass to bite mainly in the evening. It worked best around the schools of shad you could see flitting around in the water. We caught some decent fish on the dog x, and it was exciting to see the strikes. I set this bait up on a spinning rod & reel with 8 lbs. braided line, and only a 2 foot 10 lbs mono-filament leader. This enables you to bomb this smaller spook farther, and prevents tangles with the stiffer mono-filament line for leader. Just cast this spook style bait out and pop, reel, pop, reel it back to get it to walk. Check out the video below to see this bait in action.

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One Lake Powell fishing tip is to use the Yamamoto Kut Tail worm on a drop shot rig. It straight up catches bass in the fall.

Video Lake Powell Fishing Tips for Fall

Here’s some of the action on film of these Lake Powell fishing tips to help you catch bass in the fall. It was fun to put the pieces of the puzzle together while we were out on the water. Hopefully, seeing these tips in action will help you get a better understanding of how you can catch bass on Lake Powell.


Additional Tips

Lake Powell fishing was interesting in the fall. There were tons of schools of bait fish cruising around which were cool to see. Everywhere we saw bait we caught bass. Also, we found the first half of the trip we were fishing way to shallow. Even though we caught a few fish in 10 – 15 feet of water, as soon as we moved out to 24 – 30 feet we started really hammering them. The key to finding the best spots were those long chunk rocky points that head out into the main lake. Once, we figured that out, it was lights out. If we would have known this before hand I’m confident we would of had a few 50 bass days. Go out there and get Kraken!

Lastly, 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 fishing on Lake Powell. 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!

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