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Wed, Jan. 29

Fishing Report

Lake Mead: Launch ramp at South Cove is open for use. Up to six boats at a time can be launched. Striper bite on, with anglers who troll with shad-colored lures catching a lot of fish. Largemouth fishing getting better with tube baits and crankbaits catching a lot of smaller fish.

Willow Beach: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service continues to stock 1,000 to 1,500 trout every Friday morning between 7 and 7:30 a.m. at Jumbo Wash and at the picnic area. Try small spoons and/or spinners. Power Bait also works. Willow Beach has a daily fishing log that can be reached by calling (928) 767-4747.

Lake Mohave: Fishing for small stripers around the handicap docks at sunup and sundown is the best bet. Use anchovies or pieces of frozen squid. Remember, you can keep all stripers less than 20 inches at this lake, so take all the stripers you can use. 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: Still trout available in the river from the last stocking in March. Anglers who drift-fish with worms, small lures and white marshmallows in front of the Casinos seem to do the best. Some stripers starting to be caught on anchovies. Water levels are down at this time and fluctuate throughout the day, so be careful if you're in a boat. Call (928) 754-3666 for information on the Davis Dam power generation schedule.

Lake Havasu: Striper fishing is still good at Havasu Springs on live shad. Largemouth being caught around structure all over the lake. Remember, it is now not legal to snag shad, but you can use a net to catch them as they swarm around lights on the public fishing docks. Largemouth and smallmouth being caught all over the lake.

Alamo Lake: Lake level is stable and fishing has picked up. Try spinnerbaits and watermelon-colored brush hogs fished in the tree at the east end of the lake. Try topwater right at dark if the wind isn't blowing. This will be a banner year for crappie, bass and catfish at Alamo. Park rangers are still selling licenses, a few lures, firewood and minnows at the ranger station. No anchovies are sold by the rangers, so buy them before you go to this lake. Call the ranger station at (928) 669-2088 for a report on bait they have. Remember, anglers can now 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 high levels of mercury; check on G&F Web site for details.

Note: There is no bag limit for stripers on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that are less than 20 inches. The limit for stripers more than 20 inches long on both of these Colorado River lakes is 20 fish. Anglers are encouraged to catch and keep all the small stripers they want from Lakes Mead and Mohave. Largemouth bass in the Colorado River below Davis Dam, including Topock Marsh and Lake Havasu, must be 13 inches long to be kept.

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