Early, late proving fruitful for fishing | News – Arizona News

Early, late proving fruitful for fishing | News – Arizona News

LAKE MOHAVE — The early bird may get the worm but lately, it’s the early worm and the late worm — or anchovy — that are getting the fish.

That’s the summary from the Nevada Department of Wildlife on fishing on both Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.

At Lake Mead, the striped bass and catfish are both becoming nocturnal finds.

“Try anchovies, live shad or jigging spoons beneath a submersible light,” the NDOW report suggested. “Fishing is sluggish during the day, but there are some quality fish coming in at sunrise and just before dark. Black bass are biting on poppers and swimbaits. Work your baits in areas with vegetation fore black bass and catfish.”

At Lake Mohave, “Early morning and evening hours have been the most productive,” NDOW said. “The south end of the lake (near Davis Dam) has been productive with anglers catching stripers from the dam. Anchovies and swimbaits are fooling striped bass outside of Katherine Landing. Anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove are finding good fishing for catfish and black bass in coves.

“Vegetation is getting thick along some shorelines and providing cover for game fish. Work submerged brush in the coves for sunfish.”

The Colorado River is sill producing a nice mixture of fish.

“Great fishing opportunities can be had along the Colorado River from Davis Dam through Casino Row and down to Big Bend,” the report noted. “Anglers are finding good fishing from the shoreline in the early mornings and late evenings. Anchovies are taking striped bass and catfish. Try night crawlers and…

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