The lake level is currently 643.7 feet above msl. The fishing dock at Katherine’s Landing produced some nice fish. The bluegill and largemouth bass/smallmouth bass bite has dropped off with the cold weather and water temperatures. There are reports of a few smallmouth bass being taken off the shelves in the coves above the power lines.
The striper bite has increased by the dam according to reports. Lures that mimic trout are working for stripers and the hottest spots are in the dam area and above the power lines. The father and son team of Dale and Andrew landed a couple nice stripers using anchovies from shore. Dale’s 6.32 lbs. striper was beat by son Andrew’s 8.14 pounds striper. Submersible lights fished during the new moon are an effective way to catch stripers. Check the moon phases before you go – the last new moon was April 7th. The next new moon will be May 6th. Cut anchovies usually work the best for stripers at night.
Biologists from both Arizona Game and Fish Department and Nevada Division of Wildlife with the help of volunteers, National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation personnel have continued to install fish habitat in Carp Cove, Box Cove, Shoshone, Princess and Arrowhead. Prospect Cove (1st cove south of Princess Launch Ramp) is the latest addition on the Arizona side of the lake to get habitat deployed. Fish habitat consists of PVC structures, tamarisk bundles and a new type of habitat we call poly shrubs. The largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill and catfish are really utilizing the new structures. Additional habitat will be added at several locations over the next two years. These structures are fish magnets.