Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
Our weather has slowed the amount of anglers out and about. However the striped bass are still moving in to escape the heat of Lake Havasu. Now mind you this is a guess as our waters are always cooler and we are getting a bunch of the smaller linesides all over and up and down the river.
Davis Dam, Casino area, Community Park
Near the Davis Dam hasn’t been as good as we are hoping for. The casino area on either side of the Colorado River works and produces fish.
Our Arizona license allows the holder to fish both sides of the river and to be on the river itself. Anglers used to have to have a $3 stamp on your license. Our newest improved access location is a great spot for relaxing and or fishing. which is Community Park for now. This area proves to be some of our best fishing grounds. With all sizes and a few types of fish our trout program will start up in October and we might get a few stockings to help with the caddis fly issue.
Our local angler Vicky Kinder (above) is showing off an average-size striper for this time of year fishing from shore and using anchovies.
Big Bend area
In the big bend area, Ben Aleman and Chris Vasquez were able to land a few from Ben’s boat and using anchovies, while Gene Tafoya (below) made a super-nice catch in the Palo Verde area fishing from shore and using anchovies. The larger striper weighed in at 9.42 pounds and was 32 3/8 inches. The next size down was 4.76 pounds and 25 and 1/4 inches.
These are some great fish and shows that we do get some of the larger stripers coming in, so have good fresh line and have that drag set for a good run when you latch on to one of these runaway linesides.
I am not getting much word from up on Lake Mohave and not sure what or why. I am still getting some rumors of smallmouth bass being landed on plastics in the peanut butter and jelly color. No word of catfish except from the Topock Marsh. This are produces largemouth bass and catfish with a few of some panfish back in the tulles.
It’s anchovies and chicken livers for the catfish and spinnerbaits working the best for the largemouth. White or green should be your best colors.
Hope this helps for now and we are looking forward to seeing you in with that catch to share on your success. Thanks for all of your support.
Now Go Catch A Fish.