Colorado River Fish Report

Colorado River - Lees Ferry

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Charles S.: Water temp. in the current was 75.5 degrees,and 78 degrees near the back end of the lakes. Peggy and I primarily fished the upper reaches of Picacho State Park and fishing was fair at best.

Most of the fish we caught in the current were smallmouth, with a few largemouth here and there. We really didn't catch many bass that were much more than 2 pounds, though we did boat one largemouth that was 3.5 pounds. All of the fish were caught with creature baits; they didn't hit crankbaits at all for us.

If you're planning on fishing in the upcoming weeks, plan on moving around because the fish don't appear to be bunched up, nor do they appear to be very hungry. We also didn't hear any reports of anyone catching any big fish, not even in the Saturday bass tournament.

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