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Desert Whaler

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Love fishing the Colorado River for bass, very rewarding to catch 'em there as opposed to the So Cal lakes that are stocked with trout.
I used to fish out of Fishers Landing in Yuma years ago, super fun & challenging.
The Parker strip can be fun in the spring before it gets too crowded, Walters Camp area is also fun to explore.
This year i hope to try the area up river from Blythe . . . hope it opens up by spring.
Any Bass-Geeks ever post on here?
 

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Born and raised a boring trout fisherman. Every vacation we took as kids were to the sierras for fishing or skiing. Would love to learn to fish for bass. Lots of bass boats on the water most weekends. Shitload out this weekend. Guessing something is up
 

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Born and raised a boring trout fisherman. Every vacation we took as kids were to the sierras for fishing or skiing. Would love to learn to fish for bass. Lots of bass boats on the water most weekends. Shitload out this weekend. Guessing something is up
There was a tournament that was supposed to run wed -friday but I believe they got blown off the water on thursday so they only fished wednesday and friday.
I believe there is another one next weekend held by western outdoor news.
Havasu has done an amazing job with their fishery management. There is a TON of artificial reefs and fish habitat that has been put in over the last decade.
I'm sure if you were to go down to one of the local tackle stores and ask the guys in there for a simple 'beginners kit' they would be more than happy to help out.
The good thing about havasu is there are bass EVERYWHERE in the lake now, so you don't have to be a 'pro' to have some success.
 
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There was a tournament that was supposed to run wed -friday but I believe they got blown off the water on thursday so they only fished wednesday and friday.
I believe there is another one next weekend held by western outdoor news.
Havasu has done an amazing job with their fishery management. There is a TON of artificial reefs and fish habitat that has been put in over the last decade.
I'm sure if you were to go down to one of the local tackle stores and ask the guys in there for a simple 'beginners kit' they would be more than happy to help out.
The good thing about havasu is there are bass EVERYWHERE in the lake now, so you don't have to be a 'pro' to have some success.
BIG tourney last week that got blown out. My brother was one of the few representing California. Total bust but got home to fresno at 1 am Saturday, left for Don Pedro at 3 and won a 70 boat tourney there to redeem himself. Not sure how he’s still not sleeping all that off.
 

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Sunday when I was out there were fishing boats everywhere so I ask when I got back to the ramp. One guy said they were practicing for the Tournament this Wed. Man those boats haul ass.
Haul the mail! Brothers got a new Phoenix with only a 225 4 stroke. Unbelievable power. Similar differences riding a 2 stroke bike switching to a thumper. And superior handling boats. My brothers and I are 3rd gen tournament bass anglers
 

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The lake I live on is full of bass and huge crappie, but the problem is, I can't catch a bass for the life of me! Similar to those above, I grew up bait fishing, trout, catfish, etc. I know my way around a fishing pole and tackle box, but for some reason no matter what I try, bass just elude me....SMH
 

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The lake I live on is full of bass and huge crappie, but the problem is, I can't catch a bass for the life of me! Similar to those above, I grew up bait fishing, trout, catfish, etc. I know my way around a fishing pole and tackle box, but for some reason no matter what I try, bass just elude me....SMH
What area of the country do you live in??
 

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πŸ‘ Are you blind-casting lures, fishing from shore or are you out in a boat stocked full with electronics?
Blind casting from the shore, trying different lures, different locations, even trying lures and spots recommended to me by guys that slay bass, and still have yet to catch one...I will say though that it keeps my beer drinking to a minimum...LOL.

The other day I was there with my $$ Shimano setup, not catching a thing, along comes this kid with a spiderman pole, a mealworm and a bobber, caught himself a nice little bass within a few minutes. I wanted to throw my setup in the lake and never try again. lol

Maybe I will stick to trout fishing, I can catch those.
 

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I'm taking some youth on a canoe trip in early June and would love to do some fishing. Anybody got any tips for me on gear that would be appreciated.
Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Willow Springs, 3 lazy days. Striped bass I assume?
 

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I'm taking some youth on a canoe trip in early June and would love to do some fishing. Anybody got any tips for me on gear that would be appreciated.
Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Willow Springs, 3 lazy days. Striped bass I assume?
I would give you some tips....but see above. LMAO
 

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Blind casting from the shore, trying different lures, different locations, even trying lures and spots recommended to me by guys that slay bass, and still have yet to catch one...I will say though that it keeps my beer drinking to a minimum...LOL.

The other day I was there with my $$ Shimano setup, not catching a thing, along comes this kid with a spiderman pole, a mealworm and a bobber, caught himself a nice little bass within a few minutes. I wanted to throw my setup in the lake and never try again. lol

Maybe I will stick to trout fishing, I can catch those.
What you need to do is get yourself a Barbie fishing pole πŸ˜‰


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I'm taking some youth on a canoe trip in early June and would love to do some fishing. Anybody got any tips for me on gear that would be appreciated.
Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Willow Springs, 3 lazy days. Striped bass I assume?
Large are always pissed off. Post spawn should be ok. Troll for trout while paddling. Check you tube there are guys with area/ time of year tutorial vids. Sounds like a great trip.
 
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