Lake Havasu Fish Report

Lake Havasu - Havasu City, AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Anglers are having banner days on the bedding smallmouth bass. Crappie and largemouth bass will follow with their egg protecting endeavors. (Did I say, 'crappie"? Yep, and it looks like Alamo Lake is ripe to be targeted for this great-tasting fish. Just get some good advice from an area tackle shop - if you need it -- and mean business.)

Big redear, by the way, are holding primarily over deep grass beds in 20-30 feet of water at Havasu. Many anglers are using nightcrawlers with dropshots on No. 8 gold Aberdeen hooks.

Any day we should be getting word that the 5-pound, 12.8-ounce redear sunfish caught Feb. 16 by Hector Brito is a certified world record. The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame's current all-tackle redear record, caught by Amos Gay in South Carolina in 1998, stands at 5 pounds, 7 ounces. But world records aside ...

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