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Here’s the latest from your fellow anglers (see our Fish&Boat map for directions):
Jeffrey F. It was pretty windy on Saturday at Lake Havasu, so we decided that we wouldn’t take the boat out on the lake. Six year-old Steve F. wouldn’t be deterred and caught this 3 1/2-pound largemouth with a shad jig from the Cattail Cove launch ramp dock.
Just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to take a kid fishing. Steve caught his fish on a $12 spincast setup from the Big Box Store and about $1.50 worth of tackle.
We got a couple more good bites from the dock and the point just south of the launch ramp, but Steve was the only one who landed one. Another gentleman was catching bluegill from the shore just south of the point.
James M.: Reeled this guy in at Watson Lake Prescott. Just under 18 inches.
Michael W.: May 3 — non-stop action!!! In 4 hours of fishing, I caught and released 79 rainbow trout, ranging from 7 to 12 inches. All fish caught at southwest cove of lake, on 1.5 inch crappie tubes. Lake recently stocked with rainbow trout. Weather Conditions: Sunny & Clear Water Conditions: Stained.
Dick K.: Took a long time friend, Jerry Corell to Lake Pleasant yesterday. Jerry had never fished for stipers before so we had high hopes the fish would co-operate which they did. We couldn’t find and schooling fish within the first couple hours so we started off trolling live threadfin shad below Off-Shore OR 12 planer boards. Jerry had me at about 8-3 when I passed over a huge school of stripers. Quickly we switched to dropshot rigs and for a couple hours we could hardly keep up! Had a great day with around 35 Stripers. Great introduction to striper fishing, Jerry!
- Jamie Goodman of Mesa went to Alamo Lake with outdoor writer Don Martin. Jamie holds the two biggest cats they caught.
- A few hours work! Jamie Goodman and Don Martin caught these five channel cats and lost three more on Sunday morning (May 30) while fishing at Alamo Lake. The cats were caught on nightcrawlers in 6 feet of water.
Canal in Scottsdale
Irina: I pulled a 30-inch carp from an Arizona canal in Scottsdale yesterday (April 27). I’ve used a 4 size baitholder hook with 4 kernels of corn. It took about 5 minutes for the fish to bite, and ~15 for me to pull it out.
Michael W.: Thursday, April 27 report:
In 3 hours of fishing in difficult weather conditions, my fellow fisherman & I caught and released (1) 2-pound brown trout, (3) 12 to 14 inch rainbow trout, (1) 9-inch white crappie, and had (1) 3-pound brown trout and (1) 2-pound rainbow trout that we were unable to land, before the hook popped out of their mouths! All fish caught on 2-inch Crappie Minnow Tubes. Weather Conditions: Winds 18 to 21 mph, with gust as high as 31 mph Water Conditions: Muddy.
The bass bite is on! I love encouraging others to get outdoors. I caught these four bass off my kayak in a little over a week … drop shotting plastics.