Fishing Report: Colorado River waters – 27-inch striper from Mohave; trout bite hot at Community Park area
We are having a super trout bite going on. It is especially helpful that or federal hatchery, the Willow Beach Hatchery, is getting us some great rainbow trout. The stocking sites are Davis Camp and Community Park. This should be our last week of this season’s trout plant.
The good news is we are getting a lot of fish. Our local anglers are having some success landing their limit of 5 rainbows (above). Local anglers Johnny Krall and Mike Merritt are seen together with their catch, and one bait they used was PowerBait. Mike had his favorite spinner that produced his limit. Also fishing from shore in the Community Park area was Mike Savoia.
These are some great examples of some of the rainbow trout that our hatchery is getting to us. A big shout-out and thanks goes to those involved in the raising of these fish for our community. The striper bite here along the Colorado River below the Davis Dam is picking up.
For a good example, Mike Andrews brought in a 5.66-pound striper (above) at 26 and 5/8 inches. He was fishing from shore using a Bomber Long-A he just purchased.
The stripers are mostly running in the 1- to 3-pound range with a few larger ones in the mix. This means a good knot and a good line best in the 12-pound range so set that drag so as no to break the fish off.
Up on Lake Mohave, our striper bite hasn’t taken off yet. The largemouth and smallmouth bass should be on the nest or close to that time. It’s a good practice to release these as they are guarding the nest from predators like the carp, for example, so the eggs aren’t devoured. The Marsh should be producing some nice panfish with a few stripers in the mix.
Hope this helps for now, and we will see you in soon. I will try and get an update on our fishing tournament. The memorial weekend might be a bit to busy for our anglers especially in the casino area.
Thanks for all of your support.