Angler Report: 10-pound catfish from Riverview Lake in Mesa
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Riverview Lake (Mesa)
Rich S.: April 23, evening, 10.65 pound (channel catfish) on cut shad at Riverview Park (2100 W. 8th St., Mesa).
Also the recently stocked crappie have dispersed through the lake and are doing well. I have caught a few at multiple locations, when cast-netting for shad. I have been fortunate to have a few 6-inch shad swim under the net. What I find interesting is I have yet to have a bass take a free-swimming shad under a float (day break or evening). I know the bass are there because they show up in my net. Just makes me think there is a lot of food. To pass up such a live offering ?
Last, I let a young boy (under 10) struggle to land a 4-pound cat while his dad captured the moment with his phone. The best being when it finally surfaced.
Thank you for all the work you do, and then taking the time to put out the fishing report.