Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
The striper action remains to be mostly below the Davis Dam. Here along the Colorado River, we have some great fishing spots, be it boat or shore.
Anglers of all ages and experience are having some success catching fish. The current water levels do take a bit to get used to. Most anglers agree that different bodies of water present various challenges and once you have overcome that and catch your first fish, it’s on.
Not every angler out there has landed his trophy fish yet. With that being said, we are having a lot of our smaller stripped bass moving in to various spots up and down the river below the Davis Dam. Our local angler Brian Kilgore landed a limit of 10 stripers using anchovies fishing form shore in the Community Park area. The limit of the striped bass is 10 below Davis Dam, while the limit of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is 6, and below the dam the length limit is 13 inches. No length limit on the stripers.
Roger Scott, also fishing form shore, landed a couple of stripers in the 1- and 1/2-pound range around 16 to 17 inches.
Rocky Beria landed his in the Big Bend Park area little over 1 pound our local angler usually does a bit better, but sometimes the fish just won’t cooperate. I have been hearing it seems the evening does produce a few more bites. I did hear of some of the linesides running closer to the 10-pound range. Hope to see some come in to share the story.
Not much word from the Topock Marsh except for some small panfish being caught near Catfish Paradise Landing.
Hope this helps some for now, and we will see you in soon to share that story. Thanks for all of your support.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550