Fishing Report: Colorado River waters
The fishing here along the Colorado River is gong fantastic.
The striper bite below the Davis Dam is on fire. Mostly in the 1 pound range — which is great for the dinner table.
Casino row area
I have been hearing about a few in the larger size mostly in the casino row area. The smaller fish have been getting to your bait first, but the anglers using lures have been getting some in the 5 to 9 pound range. Our local anglers Steve Baird and Tom Gallant are seen here clowning around as just coming in after having a great day on the water targeting these stripers. They were using anchovies and catching a fish with each cast. They did release a bunch but kept the ones that were injured due to swallowing the hook.
The good news is they filet out easy and are great size for the frying pan. The trout bite is steady and anglers are getting some nice size rainbows. These lager fish are a bit picky so you will have to mix up and use and try your full arsenal to find out what is working the best.
Up on Lake Mohave the striper bite is slow but there has been some action in and around the coves near the power lines. The smallmouth bass are best found on the shelves near the dam and have been running in the 3 pound range with some a bit larger. Up on the lake there is no size limit for largemouth or smallmouth bass — the limit is 6.
Below the Davis Dam the size limit is 13 inches and a limit of 6.
Not much word from the marsh as far as fishing. I have heard that the duck season is producing a few this time of year in that area.
Hope this helps for now and we should see you in with that catch to share. Thanks for your support.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550