Fishing Reports: Lake Havasu, Mittry Lake
Fishing has been good on Lake Havasu for the past couple of months. These fish were caught last Tuesday, and the best spots for us were near the middle of the lake from Contact Point south to California Bay.
For smallmouth, rocky points and cliffs on the main lake were the best, and for largemouth the best spots tended to be in the back of coves that had both artificial habitat and shoreline cover. Best baits for both species were a dropshot rig with a Robo or Zoom worm or a Texas-rigged Ika with a nail stuck in the backside. Fishing should continue to be great all summer in these locations.
Fishing has been good on Mittry for several months, though some days have been much better than others. My best spots recently have been on the north side of the lake inside of the many channels along the heavy cattails or bulrush beds. Certain days, the best bait has been a weightless Texas-rigged Senko-style bait, and other days throwing a shad-colored crankbait has been the ticket. Mittry should stay good all summer because as the water warms the frog bite should get better and better.
Ryan Follmuth is AZGFD’s Aquatic Wildlife Program Manager out of Yuma