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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, striped bass and northern pike at Lake Powell in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Lake Powell, AZ

Located on the Colorado River along the Northern Arizona-Utah border, Lake Powell is a vacation paradise that offers great fishing. The vast majority of the 160,000-acre lake is in Utah, but a major access point to the lake is at the Wahweap Marina near Page, AZ. Wahweap is an easy drive one and one-half hour north of Flagstaff on State Highway 89. There are camping and lodging facilities at the marina. Also available are jet skis, boats and houseboats for rent.

Lake Powell, located on the northern border of Arizona, is a renowned fishing destination that offers a wealth of opportunities for anglers. With its vast expanse of water and diverse fish species, it attracts fishing enthusiasts from around the world. The lake is home to a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish, walleye, and crappie, among others. This diversity of species makes Lake Powell a paradise for anglers seeking different types of fishing experiences.

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One of the most sought-after catches in Lake Powell is the smallmouth bass. These feisty fish are known for their aggressive strikes and strong fights, providing anglers with an exciting challenge. Anglers can target smallmouth bass by casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or using finesse techniques in rocky areas and around submerged structures.

With its diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and camping facilities, Lake Powell provides an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you're targeting smallmouth bass, chasing after other sport fish, or simply enjoying the serene beauty of the lake, Lake Powell offers endless possibilities for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to create lasting memories.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Powell

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Striped bass Northern pike

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Fishing at Lake Powell

Lake Powell has a wide range of freshwater fish to appeal to most angler's interests. The species include bass, stripers, crappie, catfish, trout, walleye and a variety of sunfish, including bluegills which grow to notable size.

Lake Powell Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

(Weather at Wahweap Marina)

Boating is a popular activity on Lake Powell due to its vast size and scenic beauty. Anglers can explore the lake's numerous coves, canyons, and rocky shorelines by boat, allowing them to reach prime fishing spots. Whether you own a boat or rent one from the marina, Lake Powell provides ample opportunities for cruising, water sports, and accessing remote fishing locations.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Antelope Point Marina
Rentals: Pontoons, powerboats and kayaks for rent
928 645-5900

Wahweap Marina
Rentals: Powerboats and pontoons
888 896-3829


Wahweap Marina
100 Lake Shore Dr
Page, AZ 86040
888 896-3829

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Antelope Point Launch Ramp
Concrete ramp with paved parking and docks. Antelope Point is in the narrows about six miles east of Glen Canyon Dam

Wahweap Marina
100 Lake Shore Dr
Page, AZ 86040
Paved boat launch ramp and parking with docks.
888 896-3829

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Camping options abound near Lake Powell, offering anglers the chance to immerse themselves in the stunning natural surroundings. There are several campgrounds with various amenities, including tent sites, RV hookups, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Lake Powell allows anglers to extend their fishing trips, enjoy breathtaking sunsets, and experience the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Page Lake Powell Campground - 928 645-3374

Wahweap RV & Campground - 888 896-3829

Lake Powell
Stunning views at Lake Powell.

Lake Powell is a scenic paradise that spans a length over two hundred miles. Over this distance the terrain changes many times providing boaters with differing views along the way. Known for houseboat-vacation rentals, Lake Powell is a family favorite get away. Fishing, swimming, water skiing and exploring make the days vanish into the beautiful, Arizona sunsets all too fast. Make plans to spend a couple weeks in this outdoor paradise where camping, house boating or staying at nearby hotels all offer experiences that become memories to last a lifetime.

Lake Powell AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Powell
Wahweap Marina
100 Wahweap Blvd
Page, AZ 86040
928 645-1027


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At Powell, the beauty of the surroundings will definately dray your attention, but the combination of the scenery and the fishing makes for a very memorable trip.

Fishing at Lake Powell, in Arizona.