Colorado River Fishing Report

Colorado River

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Big news, trout are coming back with the first stocking the week of Sept. 12. This will be the first of several stockings planned for the area. Most people think anchovies are usually the best bait for the river for cats and stripers. Bob from Wisconsin landed some stripers in the 1-5 pound range fishing from shore. The best bite is above the casinos near the bridge on the Nevada side.

Catfish are being caught in the lower Big Bend area. Laughlin Lagoon is producing a few largemouth. You can check the Bureau of Reclamation Web site for flow predictions before you go. If you fish the river below Davis Dam and are having luck, please e-mail me at so I can share your successes with others. Many thanks to Rusty from the Riviera Marina for his fishing report.