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June 26th, 2008
Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – Lake Level 449.68. Average water temperature is 75 degrees. This Report was provided by John Galbraith of Anglers Pro Shop, Lake Havasu City: Striped bass fishing is excellent on cut anchovies or sardines in 35 to 56 feet of water from Copper Canyon south to Standard Wash. Early morning trolling or casting with Pointer 100s and 128s, chrome/blue Chug Bugs and Pencil Poppers are also producing some quality stripers off points and reefs throughout the main basin and south near the Bill Williams River arm.

Largemouth bass fishing is excellent with lots of fish being caught on Senkos, Gitzits and drop-shot worms around artificial habitats in 8 to 15 feet of water. Flipping brown jigs with orange craw trailers in cattail rows north in the river also good early before boat traffic pushes the bass deeper into the cattails.

Smallmouth are being caught on 3/8- or ½-ounce cinnamon brown and green pumpkin jigs throughout the lake on rocky banks and points in 6 to 18 feet of water.

Sandpoint Fish Report, courtesy Karen Coats
Sandpoint Fish Report for June 24, 2008

6-17 Riberto Arrambade of Litch Field Park, AZ got 3 cat fish up to 10 pounds and 10 stripers up to 7.8 pounds using anchovies at Buzzard Cove.

6-18 Linda Dalby of Laughlin NV got 8 stripers 1-2 pounds using anchovies on the North side of 3 Dunes. Riberto Arrambade of LitchField Park AZ got an 8 pound cat fish and a 6 pound striper using anchovies at Eagle Cove.

6-19 Vicki Butts of Temecula CA got 2 large mouth bass 1 and 2 pounds using a 8 inch deep lure by Parker Damn; Riberto Arrambade of Litchfield Park AZ got a 9 pound cat using anchovies at Eagle Cove; John Vaglica of Palm Desert CA got 4 stripers 1-3.8 pounds using anchovies drifting.

6-20 Rodney Branstettes of Heidelberg, Germany got 2 small mouth bass 1.8 and 2.8 pounds and 6 stripers 3-4 pounds using anchovies drifting; Troy Burton of Hesperia CA got 2 1 pound blue gills using bread at Echo Cove.

6-21 John Vaglica, of Palm Desert CA got 7 stripers 2.8 pounds to 3 pounds using anchovies drifting

Where: Lake Havasu
When: 05/14/08
Caught: Large Mouth Bass, Huge Bluegill
Technique: Night crawlers.
Comments: I caught four largemouth bass in just under an hour all over four pounds and one that went at least six. Caught several bluegills well into the two pound range, huge monsters. All from the bank at Site Six. All fish were released to spawn another day. Also caught and released several very nice Smallmouth bass the week before trolling along the flats between Crazy Horse Campgrounds and the lighthouse at Site Six. Excellent fishing right now.
Name: Dennis Pinkerton

PARKER STRIP – COLORADO RIVER (PARKER STRIP AREA) – Courtesy June’s Bait Shop in Parker: Water temps along the strip have been averaging in the upper fifties to low sixties, and it’s only getting hotter!

Important notice:  Quagga mussels have been found in Lake Havasu so proper cleaning of all watercraft is critical to help prevent the spread of these invaders. Please move to the parking lot, DRAIN your live-wells and bilge where the water does not return to the lake. Drain all the water you can from your engine. Also, INSPECT your watercraft and trailer, removing any visible mussels, but also feel for any rough or gritty spots on the hull. These may be young mussels that can be hard to see.

ALAMO LAKE – Report courtesy Mark Knapp, Alamo Lake State Park. Well folks, all in all fishing is pretty good out here. The full moon messed things up for a few days but the traditional evening bite is back on. I’ve gone out the last two afternoons and starting around 6ish everything turns on. The bass are in 3 to 10 feet of water.   I quit counting fish at 20 both nights throwing a 4-inch watermelon/red flake lizard.   I did catch a bunch on a green Model A Bomber with an orange strip on the bottom, but plastics were by far the way to go. I caught one that went 3 pounds but the rest were slot fish. What a blast. During this time I caught 2 crappies.  I’m sure I would have caught a lot more If I switched down to small grubs. So it’s safe to say the crappie bite starts at dark.  I caught up with Billy Pinrod from Salome and he boated 4 crappie and 2 bass while I was talking with him.  He was up in the dam area and was using bobbers and minnows.  This was right after sunset.  He planned on staying out and using crappie lights as it got dark.  I’m sure he did well.

No reports on cat fishing.  Shore fishing is o.k. for bluegills and small bass.  Whack a night crawler into thirds with a bobber and you will catch something.

The lake level is at 1123 with releases of 50 cfs. Both ramps work well but bigger boats are encouraged to use Cholla ramp. Count on afternoon winds which usually die off after dark.  We have been hitting 117 out here so remember sun block and drink lots of fluids.  Starting July 1 we will run our special for camping.  Pay for 5 and stay for 7.  This will be in effect until December 31st.

Angler report:

Where: Alamo lake
When: 06/16/08
Caught: Large mouth bass
Technique: 6 inch lizard
Comments: Caught 15 bass in 4 hours, one 6-pound 6-ounce monster
Name: Tim

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