Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
The fishing here below the Davis Dam can be quite rewarding. Patience and understanding our current takes a bit to learn, but once you catch that first fish it’s on.
Up on Lake Mohave is a bit different. This mostly is because it’s a lake with not much current. The anglers on the lake are mostly targeting the large and smallmouth bass. The striper bite has yet to take off with a few being taken in the holes near the dam. Not much word about the coves above the power lines as of yet. Plastics and crank baits have been providing anglers some success for the large and smallmouth bass. Some anglers have some luck from shore on the lake but mostly the boaters or kayakers do the best.
Here below the Davis dam, shore, boat, even jet skiis and kayaks all work well. Our local angler Eli Davis was using a Long-A and landed a couple of stripers in the 1-pound range. And yep, these lures usually produce a larger fish, but this time of year we are getting a lot of the smaller striper getting to the bait first. We do have a good trout population also our rainbow trout are being planted to help with the caddis fly issue.
The trout this time of year are more elusive as our weather is a bit warmer and they do like the colder water. But Thomas Giambalvo was able to land these fish while fishing on the Nevada side and using PowerBait.
Farther down stream just below the gorge and fishing by boat using nightcrawlers Grandpa Gordon Fisk had Colton Frye, Jocelyn Fiske and Hayden Fiske were able to make a great haul of these panfish (redear, I am guessing). These fish are just getting off the nests and should be feeding.
I am getting a little bit of news from the marsh but mostly it’s catfish.
I hope this helps for now and we will see you in soon thanks for your support. Now Go Catch A Fish.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550