Stripers Are Chasing Shad Around The North Windsor Basin

Lake Havasu - Havasu City, AZ

Photo Credit: Courtesy of AZGF

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Lake Havasu, reports are that stripers have been chasing shad around the north Windsor basin in the early morning and late afternoon hours. Look for seagulls diving on the schools of shad coming to the surface. Other good locations this week are the Chalk Cliffs, Mesquite Bay 2, and the mouth of the river. Largemouth bass are hitting white- or chartreuse-colored spinnerbaits and shad-colored Rat-L-Traps on breezy days. Smallmouth anglers have been successful using deep-diving, shad-colored crankbaits around rocks in 8-15 feet of water or gravel/rock shorelines where the smallmouth are chasing baitfish. (Report courtesy of John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master via Arizona State Parks).

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