Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
We are getting a good bite going on as the fishing is picking up here along the Colorado River below Davis Dam. I have been hearing that up on Lake Mohave the striper bite is starting (not sure) but it should be going on there soon.
Our local angler Johnnie Johnson was fishing at the big bend area and landed a nice smallmouth bass.
Leroy Morin Jr. was fishing for stripers in the Rotary Park area and landed him a couple. This size seems to be what is getting to your bait first. Leroy was using anchovies while fishing from shore.
Over in the sunshine peninsula area Troy Clark landed a couple of rainbow trout. Troy was using PowerBait while fishing from shore. The Community Park area is also a great spot as there is a lot of open shoreline so anglers can target various species. Whether it’s trout or our striped bass, that area works well and even can produce a channel cat or two. For the most part you should pick what you’re going to catch and use the bait or lures for that targeted fish. Your line weight usually distinguishes your target; for example, if you have 4- to 6-pound test line, you best be trying for rainbow trout as this size line is usually a little light for our stripers.
The carp are in spawn mode and that has our still waters all turned up, so the clarity of the water is low. This is about over and should start to clear.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550