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Fishing Report for 5/28/2008

Lake Mead: Water levels are dropping and only one boat at a time can be launched here. Dirt ramp is closed to vehicles and boats. Wait times last weekend were 20-30 minutes to launch or recover a boat. Fishing for stripers and channel catfish good at night under lights all over the lake. Try in the back of just about any cove in 50 feet of water and use anchovies. Largemouth fishing getting better but spawn is over.

Willow Beach: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service continues to stock 1,000 to 1,500 trout every Friday morning 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. Certified scales now located at Willow Beach.

Lake Mohave: Fishing for small stripers around the handicap docks at sunup and sundown is your best bet if you're a shore angler. If you have a boat, the backs of almost any large cove will produce stripers at night. Use floating crappie lights to attract baitfish. Best bait will be anchovies or pieces of frozen squid. Remember, you can keep all the stripers under 20 inches at this lake, so take all the stripers you can use. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing good. Try drop-shotting small baits. 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 was great last weekend and anglers have reported lots of fish being caught all over the lake. Fish early or late in the day for stripers. Redear sunfish being caught around tules and reeds all over the lake. Some weigh over 2 pounds. Largemouth being caught 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.

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