Fish Report-Freshwater, July 8

TOP NEWS: The striped bass have congregated in the upper end of Lake Havasu and masses of fish have moved up into the Topoc Gorge and all the way up to Davis Dam for the spawn. The fishing has been good from the upper end of Havasu at the sandbar all the way through this stretch of river. While most of the stripers are one to three pounds, the bulk of the spawning fish are four to eight pounds with a few bigger fish each week. Robert Tyler, Bullhead City landed a 16.28-pound striper on anchovies. Gene Tafoya, Bullhead City, landed a 7.12-pounder, also from the river. There is also good redear action throughout Lake Havasu with a lot of two-pound class and bigger redear being caught. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair with some flurries of topwater action early in the day in both Havasu and Mohave. The catfish bite in the lower river is fair with the bass and bluegill also slow to fair. Overall hot, mosquito-plagued, fishing on the lower river.

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