Stripers striking at Lake Mohave
BULLHEAD CITY — Finally, some news from Lake Mohave.
“Our local angler Steve Pugh — or ’Hot Stick Steve-Owe” — had some stripers to share,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City. “He landed these while fishing from the shore using a swim bait.”
The largerest was 9.12 pounds and 293⁄4 inches, next was 7.86 pounds and 281⁄8 inches and the smallest was a nice 2.96 pounds and 191⁄2 inches.
Braun said it was evidence of what he has been hearing recently.
“The lake is starting to produce some stripers,” he said. “Telephone Cove, Cabinsite Cove and Princess Cove have been doing OK.
“Anchovies near the dam should produce.”
He said other news from the lake has been spotty.
“Not much word on the largemouth or smallmouth bass, but I have heard of some catfish action back in the shallows of the coves around the power lines.”
Closer to Bullhead City, the news remains consistent; trout and stripers are being pulled in with relative frequency.
“Below Davis Dam, along the Colorado River, we have trout. Davis Camp and Community Park — along with Rotary Park — are your go-to spots. The shoreline that is now accessible along Community Park (in the Section 12 area south of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce building) has some nice holes.
“Both Community Park and Rotary Park have been having some striper action along with the stocking of rainbow trout. I heard that the Nature Center has been giving up some stripers and this time of year that is a great area to visit.
“This time of year, we do get some or our bigger stripers coming in, but it’s mostly the little bait-stealers in the 1- to 2-pound range.”
If you’ve had any success or just have a fish story to share, contract Braun at Riviera Marina, 520 Riviera Blvd. in Bullhead City, or give him a call at 928-763-8550.
“Hope this helps for now and we will get to see you in soon,” he said, addressing area fishermen. “Thanks for all of your support.”