Fishing Picks of the Week

Largemouth bass at Big Bear Lake, monster bluefin tuna, and Lake Mohave.

1. There are topwater largemouth bass bites opening up all over Southern California, but the action has Casitas Lake has been perhaps the best pick in the region and a pair of pigs at seven and nine pounds were reported in the past week. Overcast has kept the topwater action alive long this past week. For an update on this action check with the the boat rental at 805-649-2043 or

2. Monster bluefin tuna stay in the picks. Think of fish from 80 to 150 pounds or bigger. They are showing in good numbers off the San Diego coast. The bite is not wide open, and a large percentage of these big fish that are hooked are never landed, but three-quarter day to two-day boats out of San Diego targeting the big bluefin continue to fill because of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will want at least one rod with 80-pound or heavier line, and trips into Mexican waters require a passport. For an update on this bite go to

3. The Lake Mohave striped bass bite on the Colorado River remains in the top picks. There continue to be a lot of fish up into the 12-pound class showing for shore and boat anglers fishing cut baits and shad-like swimbaits from Katherineís Landing to the dam. For an update on this action check with Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245 or Riviera Marina in Bullhead City at 928-763-8550.

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