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Sun, Dec. 08

Fishing Report

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Southside Park should be packed Saturday when the Kingman Majors All-Stars play for the Little League regional championship.

Kingman took on Bullhead City on Wednesday evening and came out on top, 2-0.

"It feels great," manager Kevin Burgess said.

"The kids worked hard and they're a good bunch of kids."

Kingman will now play in Saturday's championship game.

They will face either Bullhead City, Lake Havasu North or Lake Havasu South.

Those three teams will fight for the next two days for a spot in the title game.

"They would like to play before then," Burgess said.

"We'll still practice and keep them warmed up."

Defense was the key in Wednesday night's win for Kingman.

Both teams went scoreless through the first four innings of the game.

Kingman pitcher Travis Kellum dominated on the mound.

Kellum racked up 14 strikeouts on the night, only allowing two baserunners.

Kingman scored the game's first run in the top of the fifth inning.

Kellum singled to centerfield to lead off the inning.

He advanced to second and then third off two wild pitches.

Kyle Lombardi hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Kellum from third.

Bullhead got a runner on base to lead off its half of the inning but was unable to advance him.

Kingman added one more run in the top of the sixth inning.

Cameron Burgess was walked to lead off.

Lukas Adams then laid down a bunt, and an error by the first baseman allowed Burgess to score and Adams turned the bunt single into a triple.

Kingman then tried a squeeze play to score Adams from third, but he was tagged out at the plate and the team was unable to add any more runs.

With rally chants coming from the Bullhead dugout, the team managed to get a runner on base because of a walk.

He advanced to second on a wild pitch.

That was as close to scoring as Bullhead would get.

Kellum struck out the next batter for Out No.


The next batter then appeared to hit a line drive single down the first base line, but first baseman D.J.

Loyd stabbed the ball out of the air to end the game.

In the other Majors division game, Lake Havasu South crushed Parker 12-1.

Bullhead will play the winner of tonight's Lake Havasu North/ Lake Havasu South game on Friday, with the winner taking on Kingman in Saturday's title game.

If Kingman loses on Saturday, a deciding game is scheduled for Monday evening.

All games start at 7:30 p.m.Lake Mead: Fishing for largemouth bass remains fair to good all over the lake.

Striper action is fair to good at night.

Use floating lights and pieces of anchovies.

And look for deep water and fish close to any structure that is nearby.

Launch ramp at South Cove is bad.

Only one boat can launch at a time.

Willow Beach: No reports.

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.

Certified scales now located at Willow Beach.

Lake Mohave: Bass fishing is so-so.

Try main lake points early in the morning and use top-water lures and/or drop shot.

Use dark-colored plastic baits for best results.

Fishing for small stripers good in coves at night from the dam to Cottonwood Basin.

Call the Cottonwood, Nev., marina at (702) 297-1464 for current lake conditions.

Colorado River below Davis Dam: 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: Largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass still being caught all over the lake at first light on top-water or reaction lures.

During the day bass anglers catching fish on dark-colored grubs.

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

Night bite for stripers has picked back up.

Try anchovies or chicken livers for best results on channel catfish.

Alamo Lake: The weather is hot, but still a good place to catch bass.

Try 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 and use white spinnerbaits.

Lots of hazards in the upper end of the lake.

Catfish angling good on chicken livers and anchovies.

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

Both launch ramps open.

Park rangers are selling licenses, bait and firewood.

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

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

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