Lake Powell has created a new realm for anglers. Before Glen Canyon Dam was built, the Colorado River was so full of silt that only suckers, bonytails, and chubs could survive in its murky waters.
Different regulations are required for fishing on the Colorado River below the Dam:
Lake Powell Fish Species (Fish pictures not to scale)
Striped Bass (Roccus saxatilis)
The largemouth bass has adapted to a wide variety of habitats. The body of this fish is elongated with dark green sides and a silvery belly. A broad, dark horizontal band with irregular patches extends midway on the sides. Possession limit: 5.
This fish is similar to the largemouth bass, but it has a smaller jaw and is bronze rather than greenish in color. Possession limit: 20.
Black Crappie (Promoxis nigromaculatus)
Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)
This spotted catfish is prized both as a sport and food fish. The body is pale bluish-olive above and bluish-white below. Spots vary from a few to many. Possession limit: 25.
Did You Know?
Look out below! Watch for underwater hazards. The lake level changes daily and seasonally. Only Lake Powell's main channel is marked with navigational aids.