BULLHEAD CITY — Striper and rainbow trout are biting in the Colorado River.
“Our local anglers and a few visiting ones are having a blast,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City. “The fishing here along the Colorado River, especially below Davis Dam, is proving to be producing some great catches. We have some super striper activity and let’s add a few rainbow trout to that mix.”
Tom Gallant and Jerry Tomlinson landed a bunch of stripers fishing from Gallant’s boat above the casino area. They were using anchovies.
Further down-river, Greg Magruder was dangling anchovies while fishing from the shore on the Nevada side near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge near the Avi when he pulled in a
9.24-pound, 305⁄8-inch striper.
While Gallant and Tomlinson landed typical fish in the 1- to 3-pound range — “This is a great size and most common up and down the river,” Braun said — Magruder’s catch was “not a rule.”
The trout news included a limt’s worth by Thomas Giabalvo of Fort Mohave, who was using power bait while fishing from the shore on the Nevada side near the casinos.
“I have been getting reports that Community Park was producing a few rainbow trout also,” Braun said. “This area is a great spot for all sorts of recreation, but a super spot for fishing.”
Braun said Lake Mohave has been “hit or mostly miss” for stripers.
“For now, the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass are active and anglers are having some succes susing plastics.
“The (Topock) Marsh has been quiet and a gain will pick up as the bass are out of spawn mode and should be hunting for food.”
Braun issued a final reminder about the city striper derby, to be held Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit Riviera Marina at 520 Riviera Blvd. or call Braun at 928-763-8550.