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when you say shuting down , do you mean it will be on facebook  now or there just won't be  any bill dance chat at all  ? cause I  notice no one is on here  much  now, like everyone have has given up interest on this site.
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on December 07, 2019, 01:00:11 AM »
This was on of my early forums, too. I think I've been here since 2000. Hate to see it go. I joined 4 fishing forums in 2000 and only one is left - the Lake Powell forum. I think it will be around for awhile as it gets heavy use. I'm going to miss everyone here. Good luck to all!  :)
« Last post by islandbass on December 05, 2019, 06:23:26 PM »
Oh my gosh. It's still up.  Wishing all of my BDO forum brothers the best. This was the first fishing forum I ever joined so it has a special place. Sure would have loved to have met all of you in person. Peace and God bless.

« Last post by gottafish on October 16, 2019, 11:38:16 AM »
I just had a message from BDO. They are in the process of shutting this down. They still are not positive on the exact time but it will happen in the near future. They said they will keep me in the loop so as soon as I know I will let you all know.
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Hula grubs
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on October 03, 2019, 06:26:03 PM »
I used to use them some for both largemouths and smallmouths on Lake Powell. They certainly catch fish and sometimes of a larger average size. I fished them on a football head jig. I would think they would be very effective for night fishing with a heavy-headed jig that makes a lot of noise as it clangs on the rocks. They didn't seem to catch nearly as many fish as other presentations, but, as I said earlier, the average size sometimes is a bit larger.  ;)
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Hula grubs
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on October 03, 2019, 09:36:17 AM »
Anyone use these for Lg.mouth ?
Fishing Equipment / Re: Berkley Powerbait worms ( unbelievable )
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on September 20, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
wow  ok I will try  that cause it realy amazed  me. tks
Fishing Equipment / Re: Berkley Powerbait worms ( unbelievable )
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on September 20, 2019, 08:20:38 PM »
They will really hold onto that Power Bait for a long time. They'll hold on to the Yamamoto baits a long time, too. Even though the Yamamoto baits don't have the powerful sent the Berkley baits do, they have some special oils cooked in along with the heavy dose of salt and bass will really hold onto them a long time. I will say this about the Berkley baits, however, catfish seem to prefer them over the Yamamoto baits. Before I switched over to Yamamoto baits exclusively, it wasn't unusual for me to catch three or four channel cats per day crawling Berkley Power Worms along the bottom. Walleyes seemed to like them, too.

For fun, the next time you're fishing and get a strike on a Power Bait, see how far you can lead the fish without setting the hook. I once led a bass completely around my boat twice before setting the hook. I was talking to a game warden at the time, and the subject came up about the effectiveness of certain soft plastic lures. I did that as a demonstration for him, and he was impressed. I think he was more of a trout fisherman than a bass fisherman and was trying to learn a few things as his assignment was going to be Lake Powell for a while.  :)
Fishing Equipment / Berkley Powerbait worms ( unbelievable )
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on September 20, 2019, 09:03:44 AM »
I made a cast  of about  30 ft. i will say, got a bite, set the  hook , begain  to bring fish in got this within 3 feet of boat and the  fish DIDNOT have the hook in it's mouth ! it was just holding on to the worm !. this fish held on while I pulled him about 15 ft. I didn't know they were that strong to hang on  to a bait that long while I was reeling.  me and brother in law could not beleive what we were seeing. OH  and  we caught about 15 bass largest being about  2 3/4 lbs.  water was real clear for some reason  could see about 6 ft. down.  all caught on worm and  one on chatterbait. everything was caught on or near  wood, stumps, downed trees.


Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Finally Got on the Water
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on September 15, 2019, 06:04:32 PM »
Because of family and medical issues I had not been able to get up to Lake Powell since June, but I finally made it up last week to fish Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately it was windy Wednesday - too windy in my opinion to fish. However the weather was decent on Thursday and my partner and I ran about 30 miles up lake to hit some areas just off the main lake channel that I thought would be swarming with smallmouths. Unfortunately, there did not seem to be too many fish in those areas. We caught a few but most were very small. Also, the full moon might have slowed down the early morning bite. Nevertheless, I expected better than what we were getting.

After a couple hours we left the main lake and headed up into Last Chance Bay, a large tributary and into a smaller side canyon that normally produces well a little later on the fall. Just as my lure hit the water on my first cast, even before I engaged the reel, I was met with a savage strike and one very angry smallmouth on the end of the line. My partner and I caught a number of fish in there and did even better in an even smaller side canyon later in the day finishing with 53 smallmouths total. Our best fish were in the two-pound category with most running 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds. Although we caught a few shallow fish, we caught most of the bass in the 18 to 22-foot range on drop shot rigs. My partner, in fact, hardly cast at all finding good success just dropping his Yamamoto Shad Shaped Worm directly below the boat and fishing it like a live minnow.

As shad were the preferred forage of these fish, it appears the shad are running up into the backs of the canyons a couple weeks early than normal. Normally at this time most of them would be still out in the main lake. There are a lot of shad, both thread fins and gizzards, in Lake Powell this year, and the smallies are gorging on them instead of their normal crayfish fare. This all bodes for some good fall fishing. I hope to get up at least a couple more times!  :D

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