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Fishing Report

Hartnett expects to return most of his team from last season, including two All-Regional players, and he expects to field a team of 10 to 11 players this season.

"There were no seniors last year.

I had a young team last year, and it was pretty tough," Hartnett said.

"I can't keep too many, but hopefully I'll have enough for a varsity and j.v.


Hartnett also said that while tryouts are not until Aug.

16, he wants anyone considering trying out to have their paperwork in by the 11th.

Tryouts for the team will be at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course at 11 a.m.

Lake Mead:

Fishing for largemouth bass has slowed, but the striped bass fishing is still excellent at night.

Anglers catching as many as 100 stripers.

Use floating lights and pieces of anchovies or mackerel.

The best bets are in deep water in Virgin Canyon.

Launch ramp at South Cove is able to handle just one boat at a time.

The dock has been taken out.

Anglers reminded they must have the Lake Mead National Recreational Area use permits for their vehicles and watercraft.

Willow Beach:

Trout fishing is back! Trout were stocked and anglers are catching a lot of them.

Try Berkley Power bait in orange glitter.

Willow Beach Harbor has a daily fishing log that can be reached by calling (928) 767-4747.

If you go, try around Willow Beach in the evening for smaller stripers and use anchovies for bait.

Lake Mohave:

Bass fishing has slowed down, but anglers catching lots of small stripers.

Try coves around the dam all the way to Cottonwood Basin.

Best time is right at dark, then again at daylight.

Call the Cottonwood, Nev., marina at (702) 297-1464 for current lake conditions and up-to-the-minute fishing report.

Colorado River below Davis Dam:

No report on trout fishing in this area.

Lots of trout stocked last fall should mean there are lots of 10-12-inch trout here.

Might be the place to go in the middle of the week to avoid the boat traffic.

Davis Dam power generation schedule can be accessed by calling (928) 754-3666.

Lake Havasu:

Fishing for all species still good.

Best action is at first light on top-water or reaction lures as stripers push shad to the surface.

Stripers still being caught at night by anglers using fish finders and locating shad.

Alamo Lake:

The bass bite has slowed way down.

Use top-water lures like buzz baits or Pop R's in shad pattern at dawn or right at dark.

Try points where brush is partially submerged.

Some anglers using small grubs to catch bass.

Lots of hazards in the upper end of the lake.

Catfish angling has slowed down with the hot weather.

Some crappie being caught, mostly at night on small jigs tipped with live minnows.

Call (928) 669-2088 for a status report.

Anglers can only keep one bass in the slot limit (13-16 inches) and possession limit has been reduced from 12 to six.

There is a fish advisory here for possible high levels of mercury, so check the Game & Fish Web site for details.

Note: The bag limit for stripers on Lake Mead is 20 per person.

There is no limit on stripers under 20 inches long on Lake Mohave, but the limit for stripers over 20 inches long is 20 fish.

Anglers are encouraged to catch and keep all the small stripers they can from Lake Mohave.

Largemouth bass caught in the river below Davis Dam must be 13 inches long to be kept.

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