You’ll need to watch full screen. The bass is very wary with a 20 foot boat hovering over the nest. The nest was in about 8 feet of water. As you can see the Smallmouth Bass prefer a pebble covered bottom for nesting. Typically they’ll build nests in 6 to 10 feet of water.
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Lake Mohave Cottonwood Cove Area Weather: Sunny 83 light and variable winds Water Temp: 63-65 Lake Level: Normal Water Clarity: Crystal Clear Smallmouth just started bedding
Up on Lake Mohave the striper bite is slow but there has been some action in and around the coves near the power lines. The smallmouth bass are best found on the shelves near the dam and have been running in the 3 pound range with some a bit larger. Up on the lake there […]
Mohave elevation will come up for the spring. Look for the smallmouth bass to move up first followed by the largemouth. While the numbers of black bass are not as high as on Lake Mead, the quality is much better here. Try shallow points early in the spring for the smallmouth. As the water continues […]
Weather: Clear 75-85 Water: Clear 58-62 Normal Pool No Moon Smallmouth very active just beginning nests. Not taking well. Worms, Top Water, Spinners, Crank Baits not taken well. Worms took by very few.
Weather: Clear 80 Water Temp: 56-59 Wind: 0-8 Lake Level: -2.5′ Report: A few Spookey Smallmouth Bass pairs cruising shallows in pre-spawn patterns. Few Carp shallow. Largemouth suspended.
PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting waters designated as having aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is especially important for out-of-town visitors who moor their boats at AIS-infected waters and are preparing to head out of […]
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) prides itself on providing ample fishing opportunities for its legions of anglers and the state’s growing populations of cormorants have taken notice. In early 2017, AZGFD began a study of the state’s two species of the bird – neotropic and double-crested cormorants – both of which […]
The lake level is currently 645 feet above msl. The fishing dock at Katherine’s Landing can produce some nice fish. The striper bite has returned according to reports. Near the dam lures like a Long A or a Savage Glide Swimmer are great hard baits. Down deep by the dam and above the power lines […]
The lake level is currently 639 feet above msl. At this elevation reefs and sandbars are exposed so be very careful of rocks just under the surface. One angler reported that he had a blast with largemouth bass in the shallows and smallies attacking plastics along the shelves. The fishing dock at Katherine’s Landing produced […]