Fishing Report: Colorado River-northwest region
We are having some great fishing going on. The Colorado River here below the Davis Dam is having some great catches of both rainbow trout and striped bass. The Topock Marsh is producing some largemouth action.
Up on Lake Mohave the smallmouth bass are running in the 3-pound range and plastics are working well. The smallmouth seem to be on and near the ledges or various drop -offs. Our newest local angler Bryan Badali landed a 2.72-pound smallmouth at 18 and 3/8 inches while fishing from his boat near the dam. Mostly the largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are a sportfish which means that the anglers that target these fish practice catch and release with these species. I am not saying they can’t be kept as the limit is six and it’s a good eating fish but more of a sport fish. No word about any stripers as of yet but I have gotten some word that the catfish bite is starting up on the lake. But we are getting some smallmouth action along the river along with the trout and stripers.
Our local angler Tracy Anderson and his brother Ronald Anderson from Phoenix landed some stripers, a limit of trout and one smallmouth. They were fishing from kayaks using anchovies. Yep, even the trout will bite the anchovy.
Just a little below the Davis Dam another one of our local angler Mikael Fisher was throwing a Kastmaster and landed some rainbow trout near the casinos. A couple of them where a little over 15 inches nice size trout. I have been hearing that the Rotary Park Area is producing some stripers and a few trout along with the Sunshine Peninsula area. This area is also a good spot for the smallmouth bass with some trout in the bay.
Hope this helps for now and we hope to see you soon thanks for all of your support. Now Go Catch A Fish
Rusty at Riviera Marina can be reached at 928-763-8550