Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
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Colorado River waters
Well great news: We have our rainbow trout stocking back until March. Or until the next shut down due to the fact that our Willow Beach hatchery is a federal hatchery. And on that note, we hope for the best.
We have our local angler 6-year-old Daisy Polomski )above) with a nice rainbow trout. She was out fishing with Grandpa who was driving the boat near the casinos. This is when her nightcrawler found this 1.79-pound trout at 17 and 3/8 inches. She was using her favorite pole.
Our water releases are starting to get better and the weather is permitting more outdoor activities. We are looking for more anglers to get out there and target the stripers. The striper bite should be picking up.
I have some anglers doing OK up on Lake Mohave for the striped bass and they have been in the 4- to 6-pound range. Not much word here along the Colorado River or the Topock Marsh area. This should be changing soon do mostly to our weather and water conditions and along with the trout being stocked will help a lot.
The stocking sites for the season will be at Community Park where the large tortoise is at and Davis Camp. This area usually has the trout moving out soon, so you will have to try various areas near the sites to find the holes they may hold up in. Spinners of various brands are always fun to use.
I like the Panther Martin in a yellow with red spots, Lil Jakes and the Blue Fox just to name a couple. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait in a green to start, then mix colors till you find that one that is bringing in the fish.
Hope this helps soon, and we see you in to share that catch Thanks for all of your support.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550
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