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Feb
16

COLORADO RIVER

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.

Feb
09

COLORADO RIVER

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 generally slow all along the river for all species. The top bites this past week have been the striper action in Lake Mohave from the dam to Katherine’s Landing for anglers fishing bait or small swimbaits. Robert Isza, Bullhead City, had five stripers from 3.8 to 8.3 pounds, all on anchovies. There is also fair trout action in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas of the river near Bullhead City, and trout were planted this week. There will be two 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. Hennery Peterson, 94, of Bullhead City, landed a smallmouth bass at 3.9 pounds from Lake Mohave this week.

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.

Jan
26

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light and weather really hampered the fish all along the river over the past week. The striper bite has remained slow along most of the river. Ditto for the black bass, panfish, and catfish. A few channel catfish are showing for patient anglers all along the river. The two bites of note: There is fair trout action in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas of the river near Bullhead City, and trout were planted two weeks ago and should go in again this week (and three times in February). Second, the handful of anglers fishing for smallmouth bass in the lower river are seeing some fish in the main channels along rip-rap and around structure. Best action on slowly-fished crawdad cranks or jigs.

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.

Dec
01

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light, but there is generally fair to good striper and black bass action all along the Colorado River, while the panfish and catfish bites have slowed with the cooler weather. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is the best bet. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, with the fish moving out to the mouths of coves and main body of the lake. Almost no topwater lately, but trolled lures or cut baits, mostly anchovies, are best in deeper water. The fish are mostly three to eight pounds. In Havasu, the bite is mostly in the main body of the lake north of London Bridge, but more fish are showing south now. Trolled lures is the best method, but some fish on bait, and a few remnant surface boils some mornings. In the river between the two lakes, the striper action is picking up, especially on jerk baits and swimbaits, but most of the fish are showing on drifted anchovies fished near the bottom. Lots of really small fish in this stretch of the river running from one to two pounds, but some bigger fish. The trout action is also fair with the most recent trout plant three weeks ago in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas. Another is due soon. Small spinners and drifted nightcrawlers are getting the most fish. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good as the water and weather cools and the swimbait bite is the hot ticket in the main river and backwaters. The smallmouth bass in the lower river have been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. The flathead bite is slow to fair with very light fishing pressure and few fish reported in the past couple of weeks. Most flatheads are showing on live goldfish or bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.

Nov
24

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light, but there is generally fair to good striper and black bass action all along the Colorado River, and fair catfish and panfish action. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is the best bet. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, with the fish moving out to the mouths of coves and main body of the lake. Fish are up on top some mornings, but the topwater bite is fading and most of the action is in deeper water on trolled lures or cut baits, mostly anchovies. The fish are mostly three to eight pounds. In Havasu, the bite is mostly in the main body of the lake north of London Bridge, but some fish south. Trolled lures is the best method, but some fish on bait, and a few remnant surface boils some mornings. In the river between the two lakes, the striper action is picking up, especially on jerk baits and swimbaits, but most of the fish are showing on drifted anchovies fished near the bottom. Lots of really small fish in this stretch of the river running from one to two pounds, but some bigger fish. Dane Dupre, Bullhead City, landed an 18.06-pound striper on a swim bait. The trout action is also fair to good after a trout plant two weeks ago in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas, with small spinners and drifted nightcrawlers getting the most fish. Still some 10-fish limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been good as the water and weather cools and the swimbait bite is the hot ticket in the main river and backwaters. The smallmouth bass in the lower river have been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. The flathead bite is fair with very light fishing pressure and few fish reported in the past couple of weeks. Most flatheads are showing on live goldfish or bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.

Nov
03

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light, but there is generally fair to good action all along the Colorado River on stripers and bass, with pretty fair action on catfish. There are also scattered panfish bites. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is the main attraction for anglers. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, with the fish moving out to the mouths of coves and main body of the lake. Fish are up on top some mornings, but the topwater bite is fading and most of the action is in deeper water on trolled lures or cut baits, mostly anchovies. The fish are mostly three to eight pounds. In Havasu, the bite is mostly in the main body of the lake north of London Bridge, but some fish south. Trolled lures is the best method, but some fish on bait, and a few remnant surface boils some mornings. In the river between the two lakes, the striper action is picking up, especially on jerk baits and swimbaits, but most of the fish are showing on drifted anchovies fished near the bottom. Lots of really small fish in this stretch of the river (under 12 inches), but some bigger fish. The trout action is also picking up after a recent plant in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas, with small spinners and drifted nightcrawlers getting the most fish. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been good as the water and weather cools and the swimbait bite is the hot ticket in the main river and backwaters. The smallmouth bass in the lower river have been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. The flathead bite is fair with very light fishing pressure and few fish reported in the past couple of weeks. Most flatheads are showing on live goldfish or bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.
LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Continued slow fishing in spite of cooling water temperatures. Also very light fishing pressure. Only a few reports of tilapia reported at the state park headquarters jetty or the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty. All fish showing on nightcrawler pieces. Anglers should always call to get the latest information. The water level is still so low that launching is nearly impossible except for small boats (boaters should check with the main office at the recreation area before bringing a boat). The camp store is open Friday through Sunday. Information: Camp Store at 760-289-9455 (open Friday-Sunday). Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059, or the ranger station kiosk at 760-393-3052 (or mobile phone at 760-331-9944).

Oct
28

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light, but there is generally fair to good action all along the Colorado River on stripers and bass, with pretty fair action on catfish. There are also scattered panfish bites. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is the main attraction for anglers. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, with the fish moving out to the mouths of coves and main body of the lake. Fish are up on top some mornings, but the topwater bite is fading and most of the action is in deeper water on trolled lures or cut baits, mostly anchovies. The fish are mostly three to eight pounds. In Havaus, the bite is mostly in the main body of the lake north of London Bridge, but some fish south. Trolled lures is the best method, but some fish on bait, and a few remnant surface boils some mornings. In the river between the two lakes, the striper action is picking up, especially on jerk baits and swimbaits, but most of the fish are showing on drifted anchovies fished near the bottom. Lots of really small fish in this stretch of the river (under 12 inches), but some bigger fish. Cindy Carpenter, Bullhead City, landed a 25-pound class fish on a crankbait. The trout action is also picking up after a recent plant in the Davis Camp and Rotary Park areas, with small spinners and drifted nightcrawlers getting the most fish. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been good as the water and weather cools and the swimbait bite is the hot ticket in the main river and backwaters. The smallmouth bass in the lower river have been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. The flathead bite is fair with very light fishing pressure and few fish reported in the past couple of weeks. Most flatheads are showing on live goldfish or bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.

Oct
13

COLORADO RIVER

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 remains light, but there is generally fair to good action all along the Colorado River on stripes, catfish, and bass. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, with the fish moving out to the mouths of coves and main body of the lake. Fish are up in the mornings and go deep the rest of the day. Some fish to eight pounds, but most in the two to four-pound range. Ryan Krup, Bullhead City, landed a 4.78 pound striper in Mohave on bait. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been a slow to fair bite on two-pound stripers with some up to five, but there are scads of sub eight-inch fish throughout this stretch. Best bite on anchovies. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, with some surface activity still in the mornings, but most action in deeper water now. Bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water is the best bet. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is fair with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs, cranks, or tube baits. Small trout were planted in the Bullhead stretch of river four weeks ago and the next plant will be either late October or November. The trout bite is spotty now, but a few rainbows are still showing. The flathead bite is fair with very light fishing pressure and few fish reported in the past couple of week. Most still on live goldfish or bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.
LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Very slow fishing with very few anglers reporting only an occasional small tilapia on nightcrawler pieces. No fish reported in recent days at either the state park headquarters jetty or the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty. Anglers should always call to get the latest information. The water level is still so low that launching is nearly impossible except for small boats (boaters should check with the main office at the recreation area before bringing a boat). The camp store is open Friday through Sunday. Information: Camp Store at 760-289-9455 (open Friday-Sunday). Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059, or the ranger station kiosk at 760-393-3052 (or mobile phone at 760-331-9944).

Oct
06

COLORADO RIVER

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: While fishing pressure is light, there is generally fair to good action all along the Colorado River as the heat finally subsides. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the fish remain in deeper water for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. Lots of fish to eight pounds, but most in the three to four-pound range. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been a slow to fair bite on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is fair to good with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. Small trout were planted in the Bullhead stretch of river four weeks ago and the next plant will be either late October or November. This bite is spotty now, but a few rainbows are still showing. The flathead bite remains fair to good but with relatively light fishing pressure. Still a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits.

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.

Sep
29

COLORADO RIVER

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: Small trout planted in the Bullhead stretch of river three weeks ago and the next plant will be either late October or November. The bite is spotty now. While fishing pressure is light, there is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, and the heat is finally subsiding. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the fish remain in deeper water for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. Steve Ketcham, Fort Mohave, had four stripers from 7-8 to 4-8, all on anchovies near the day. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been a slow to fair bite on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. Brayden Angell, Bullhead City, landed a 2.32-pound smallmouth in the Sunshine Peninsula area. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is fair to good with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. The flathead bite remains good but with relatively light fishing. Still a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported.

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.
LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Very slow fishing with very few anglers reporting only an occasional small tilapia on nightcrawler pieces. No fish reported in recent days at either the state park headquarters jetty or the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty. Anglers should always call to get the latest information. The water level is still so low that launching is nearly impossible except for small boats (boaters should check with the main office at the recreation area before bringing a boat). The camp store is open Friday through Sunday. Information: Camp Store at 760-289-9455 (open Friday-Sunday). Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059, or the ranger station kiosk at 760-393-3052 (or mobile phone at 760-331-9944).

Sep
08

COLORADO RIVER

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 is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, and the heat is finally moderating (at least at night). The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the fish remain in deeper water for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been pretty good action on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is fair to good with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. A reminder that Cibola Lake closed Sept. 1. The flathead bite remains good but with relatively light fishing. Still a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported.

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.

Sep
01

COLORADO RIVER

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 is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, but heat is keeping most anglers indoors. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the warm weather is moving the fish deeper for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been pretty good action on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top for a narrow window early in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is wide open with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. A reminder that Cibola Lake closed Sept. 1. The flathead bite remains good but with relatively light fishing pressure because of the heat. Still a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported. A final note: It’s mosquito season. The bugs are out in full force, and repellant is highly recommended, especially on the lower river which has more backwaters.

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.

Aug
18

COLORADO RIVER

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 is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, but heat is keeping most anglers indoors. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the warm weather is moving the fish deeper for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. Steve Jansen and Jole Payne, both Bullhead City, landed a dozen stripers from two to seven pounds fishing from a boat with anchovies in pretty deep water. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been pretty good action on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top for narrow windows early in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is wide open with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. The flathead bite remains good with a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported. A final note: It’s mosquito season. The bugs are out in full force, and repellant is highly recommended, especially on the lower river which has more backwaters.

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.

Aug
11

COLORADO RIVER

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 is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, but heat is keeping most anglers indoors. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good, especially in Mojave, where there is a very good volume of fish in the four to eight-pound class and fish to 12 pounds common. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the warm weather is moving the fish deeper for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been pretty good action on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. Gary Regan, Bullhead City, landed an 8.56-pound channel catfish in the casino stretch. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top for narrow windows early in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait or tolled lures in 20 to 50 feet of water. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is wide open with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. The flathead bite remains good with a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported. A final note: It’s mosquito season. The bugs are out in full force, and repellant is highly recommended, especially on the lower river which has more backwaters.

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.

Aug
04

COLORADO RIVER

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 is generally fair to good all along the Colorado River, but heat is keeping most anglers indoors. The striper bite in Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave is fair to good, especially in Mojave, where there is a very good volume of fish in the four to eight-pound class and fish to 12 pounds common. In Mohave, the bite is still the best near the dam, powerlines, and points around Katherine’s Landing, but the warm weather is moving the fish deeper for most of the day. Morning has been the best time to fish. In the river between Mohave and Havasu, there has been pretty good action on two-pound stripers with some up to five, especially just below Davis Dam above the casinos on the Nevada side. In Havasu, the stripers are showing throughout the lake, chasing shad of top for narrow windows early in the morning. Most fish showing from deeper water on bait. Site 6 and the power lines have been the top spots for surface action, with bait action best around Pilot Rock. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been fair to good throughout the river system with a topwater bite most mornings, especially in the lower river backwaters and Topoc Marsh. In Topoc, Amanda Pence, Bullhead City, had a five-pound bass fishing a nightcrawler from her kayak. The smallmouth bass in the lower river has been best along the rip-rap from Parker Dam to Palo Verde. This bite is wide open with most of the fish showing on crawdad-like jigs or crank baits, but also white tube baits. The flathead bite remains good with a lot of fish from 12 to 25 pounds being landed on goldfish and live bluegill. The channel catfish bite is also fair to good throughout the system, mostly on cut baits or smaller baits like nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combos, or dip baits. Tony Smith and Thomas Navarrette, both Bullhead City, teamed up to land a 13.24-pound cat from the river. While getting little pressure of publicity, the carp fishing is very good all along the river with a lot of fish to 15 pounds reported. A final note: It’s mosquito season. The bugs are out in full force, and repellant is highly recommended, especially on the lower river which has more backwaters.

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.