Occasionally, I get a few questions about fishing Lake Powell for largemouth and smallmouth bass. This post is aimed to help out my fellow anglers who are heading out there. Here are my best 5 best Lake Powell bass lures. Use these and you will definitely start “Kraken” some bass at this awesome lake!
5 Best Lake Powell Bass Lures
Lake Powell is an awesome place to fish. I love how you can go in the backs of the canyons and find spots where you are all by yourself. What’s even better about Lake Powell, is how good the largemouth and smalllmouth bass fishing can be. Here are my best bass lures for Lake Powell to help you catch a few of these fish. Plus, some tips on when, how, and where to use them to “Krak” some bass!
The Yamamoto Senko seems to always catch fish at Lake Powell. Senko’s rigged on a shaky head, texas rigged weightless, or wacky rigged produce some solid bass. I’ll use them on a shaky head if the fish are holding deeper. The wacky rig is great if they are cruising around in the backs of coves. In additon, I’ll bust out the weightless texas rigged senko when pitching into heavy cover. I’ve caught a lot of bass on Senko’s at Powell. Good colors to use at Powell are natural shad, watermelon red flake, and green pumpkin. This is definitely one of my best Lake Powell bass lures.
Yamamoto Hula Grub
The Yamamoto Hula Grub is a perfect craw fish imitation for Lake Powell. I typicallly texas rig a 5 inch hula grub, and add a 1/4 oz bullet weight onto the line above the bait. A good way to fish a hula grub is to slowly crawl it along the bottom, or pitch it into flooded brush or timber. This bait, even though it is small, can produce some big bass. Great colors to use at Powell are green pumpkin with black flake, smoke, and watermelon red flake.
The chatterbait is a great search bait in the spring. It can help you locate shorelines where bass are staging at Lake Powell. It has a natural swimming action which mimics a lot of the bait fish found in the lake. I like to throw a 3/8 oz green pumpkin chatterbait with a Zoom baby bass fluke as a trailer. I don’t know what it is about this bait and trailer combo, but the bass seem to crush it at Powell. Tie one on you won’t be disappointed.
A classic jig is awesome for fishing around heavy cover at Lake Powell. Pitching and flipping a jig around timber, flooded brush, and boulders can produce some great fish. My favorite jig combo for Powell is a green pumpkin jig with a bama craw havoc pit chunk trailer. There is something about the green and red combination of this bait. It really gets those Lake Powell bass stoked into biting. I’ve found the 3/8 oz size or lighter jigs are the best at Powell to keep you from hanging to much in the rocks. The jig is a must for your best Lake Powell bass lures arsenal.
In the late spring, summer, and fall a good topwater popper produces some awesome fish at Lake Powell. It’s the perfect imitation of a dying baitfish flopping on the water. My favorite popper is the Megabass POPX. It is incredibly natural which is perfect for the crystal clear waters of Powell. Throw one out there during low light conditions such as dawn or dusk. Fish it around rock piles or brush and hold on! There is nothing better than a topwater bite at Lake Powell.
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Bait Selection Chart
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