Riviera Marina April 10th Report

Colorado River

Steve Pughs AKA Hot Stick Steve with his carp.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Riviera Marina

by Rusty

Our area fishing is still doing ok we have trout in the Community park area. You will need to walk the shore a bit to find that spot where the trout hold up. Using power bait or  night crawlers seems to work well for you bait anglers and your favorite spinner can provide some great action. For the power bait a light green or pink has proven to work well and a couple of my favorite spinners the panther martin yellow with red spots the brass blue fox just to name a couple. Del Pragnel was using a rooster tail to land his limit of rainbows. Further down river in the upper big bend area our Wyoming snow bird Terry Griffen was fishing from shore. He landed a nice 2.34 pound striper at 18 and 5/8 inches. Terry was using anchovies and fishing off the dock across from the big bend park. this seems to be an average size of the stripers that are running the river now.

I have some good reports in the casino area but fishing on the Arizona side of the Colorado river  has been doing well. Not much action up on Lake Mohave as the large mouth and small mouth bass are in spawn mode. While the striped bass are or should be getting close to spawn. Both on the lake and here along the river I have been hearing of an occasional channel cat being landed.

I am showing off Steve Pughs ( Hot Stick Steve) catch of some of our local carp. He used his bow to bring these in the larger one weighed in at 14.5 pounds and was 31 inches the smaller one was 24 inches. Carp are about the only fish that is legal to take by spear or bow and arrow in our area. No game fish in our area are are to be taken by spear or arrow according to Arizona Game and Fish Dep. Rules. Bow fishing can and is a great sport it allows for mutable shots as the carp seem to keep coming around. I am working on what to do with them after.

I hope to have a plan so check with me when you decide to go after these fish. Also if I can assist in getting you started in this sport let me know . Thanks hope this helps for now and as we get closer I hope to have some of the striper derby information so far it looks good for the 8th and 9th of June. Hope this helps and we will see you in with that catch to share your story Thanks for all of your support Now Go Catch A Fish Rusty Riviera Marina 520 Riviera Blvd. Bullhead City Az. 928-763-8550

Thanks For your Support,
Rusty Riviera Marina
520 Riviera Blvd.
Bullhead City AZ

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