ARIZONA FISHING REPORTS: The Arizona Game and Fish Department compiles a weekly report for most waters in the state, including the Colorado Rivers. Anglers can read the report at this direct link: http://azgfd.net/artman/publish/FishingReport/.
FLOW INFORMATION: Reservoir elevation levels and flow releases for the entire lower Colorado River are available at this web site with information updated hourly: www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/rivops.html.
TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remained very light over the past week. Action is still generally slow all along the river for all species, but the warm weather in recent days did perk a few bite. The top bets have been the striper action in Lake Mohave from the dam to Katherine’s Landing for anglers fishing bait or small swimbaits. The bite on stripers in the river between Needles and Bullhead is also improving. There is also fair trout action in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas of the river near Bullhead City, and trout were planted last week. There will be one more plants in February. Lastly, the smallmouth bass bite is pretty fair for anglers targeting these fish from Mohave downstream. The best action has been on crawdad-like jigs or lures fishing on rocky structure or rip rap.
WILLOW BEACH: Information: Willow Beach Resort at 928-767-4747.
LAKE MOHAVE: Information: Cottonwood Cove at 702-297-1464, Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245.
LAUGHLIN-BULLHEAD AREA: Information: Riviera Marina at 928-763-8550.
NEEDLES-TOPOC REGION: Information: Phil’s Western Trader at 928-768-4954 or Capt. Doyle’s Fun Fishing guide service at 928-768-2667.
LAKE HAVASU: Information: Bass Tackle Master at 928-854-2277.
BLYTHE: Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Information: Walter’s Camp 760-854-3322 Wednesday through Sunday.
PICACHO-MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Information: 928-783-9589 Thursday through Monday or www.martinezlake.com.