Fishing Report: Lake Havasu
The striped bass action is good with stripers chasing shad in the morning and late afternoon hours. Look for Grebes (white water birds) grouped up, pushing shad schools. Stripers will be nearby.
Troll diving minnow plugs, Keitech soft swimbaits in white or shad patterns and 1 1/4-ounce Rat-L-Traps in glow, white or chrome/blue working best.
Black Rock cove north to the entrance to the river has been the best place to search for the schooling stripers.
Channel and flathead catfish bite is excellent with numerous cats being caught on cut markerel and live bluegills off deeper points and coves in 15 to 35 ft of water.
Smallmouth bass are biting good on top-water Magnum PoP-Rs and Spook Jrs. in bone or shad patterns.
Largemouth bass biting best on soft plastics like senkos, Roboworms and Hula grubs in green pumpkin, watermelon/red or baby bass colors. Fish these baits very slowly (dead stick) as bass are soft biting now during lake turnover.
This report was provided by John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master in Lake Havasu City