“It’s time to be out fishing,” proclaimed Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City. “We have it all locally.”
By “all,” Braun is referring to stripers and trout, obviously, and largemouth bass. Throw in an occasional smallmouth bass, carp or catfish and the area does, indeed, have a lot to offer anglers.
The latest revelation is the bite of the largemouth.
“Dayton Grant landed his limit of largemouth bass (in the Topock Marsh area),” Braun said. “Dayton was fishing from his boat using a spinner bait, which he will switch to either white or green.
“The largemouth bass are just about done with protecting their young but it’s always a good practice to catch-and-release with this species.”
Trout fishing continues to be good around Rotary Park, where Del Pragnell caught his limit from the shore using power bait. One of his five weighed in at 2.12 pounds, an impressive catch locally.
In the Big Bend area, Mike Merritt and Cameron Bozarth harvested a bunch of stripers using anchovies while fishing from Merritt’s boat.
“These fish are a great size for fish tacos and easy to filet out,” Braun said.
Todd Trujillo, with the help of 4-year-old Jamar, landed a 31/2-pound striper in the casino area.
“No word from Lake Mohave yet,” Braun said, although social media sites have scattered reports of stripers being taken by those braving the wind.
“I am sure it’s just the wind that has kept most off the lake,” Braun said. “Now, go catch a fish.”
To contact Braun, call 928-763-8550 or visit Riviera Marina at 520 Riviera Blvd. in Bullhead City