Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Mead Danny Wood from Camp Verde Arizona caught a channel cat while fishing on Lake Mead near South Cove. He also caught a lot of nice size stripers! See more Angler Reports
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Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Mead Don M.: Thought I would send you a photo of the fish that we caught on Saturday night out of South Cove on Lake Mead. It was a truly historic night as we were able to put 340 fish into the boat and on ice. We had 319 stripers, 20 channel cats, and one gizzard shad. We got all of those in a seven-hour trip, from 10 Saturday night to 5 a.m. Sunday morning. It did take us five and a half hours to process those fish. We used...
Conditions in both the Palo Verde and Cibola Divisions of the Colorado River should be perfect to go out and catch some flathead catfish. In May, our Yuma-Region Fisheries Program conducted an annual electrofishing trend survey targeting flathead catfish on the Palo Verde and Cibola Divisions of the Colorado River. Water temperatures are in the 70s and many fish sampled had fish in their mouths or stomachs — they were actively feeding. Your chance of catching a trophy-sized flathead is even better at other statewide flathead hot spots like Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest or the Imperial Division of...
Lake Mohave’s striper bite is going well with most using anchovies and some using their favorite lures. John’s 9.24 pounder was the largest of the 3 fish. He was fishing from the shore near the dam using anchovies. Jerry was also fishing from shore near the dam when he landed his 6.24 lbs. and 3 lbs. striper. Bob A. and Bob B. (white shirt) show off their 6.5 and 5.66 lbs. stripers also caught near the dam using anchovies. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are biting on pumpkin or blue/green flake plastics. ”
Anchovies are the bait of choice for most anglers fishing for stripers. Dan’s 9.8 lbs. striper is much larger than Louie’s 4.8 pounder but both will make a fine meal. The last picture shows David’s trout he caught using Powerbait in the Rotary Park area. ”
This is not your typical catch at Topock Marsh. This is a Razorback Sucker which is an endangered native fish that normally feeds on algae, insect larvae, plankton, and detritus. This razorback decided liver was on the menu. Fortunately, Joseph realized what it was and released it after taking the picture. ”
Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Mead Ray P. went out to South Cove of Lake Mead on May 22 & May 30 and filled two coolers each time. See more Angler Reports
Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Mead Took Glendale residents Vince Griffis and Mary Clipping out of South Cove on Lake Mead for stripers and catfish. Had to wait out some bad weather, and didn’t start fishing till 11 p.m. By 2 a.m. we had one ice chest filled and by 6:15 a.m.we had TWO ice chests and a bucket filled with fish. Turns out we caught 95 fish, 76 stripers (BF 2 lbs. 12 oz) 18 channel cats (BF 3 lbs. 2 oz.) and a carp that weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz. See more Angler Reports
Local 4 year old angler Devin and uncle Cole landed a nice stringer of trout fishing from shore using night crawlers in the Lazy Harry’s Bay. By the dam, anchovies or your favorite lure is doing well for stripers. Near the casinos trout are the fish to target. Try night crawlers for trout if the power baits aren’t working. Small spinners can land trout when other baits are not working.
Plastics colored pumpkin or red/blue with flakes were getting some strikes and hookups with largemouth in coves and shelves with the smallmouth. The wind has been strong and steady but that should change soon.
Albert and his daughter Riah, with Utah relative Parker, holding their catch from the lake. The group were fishing from shore using anchovies.