Colorado River?

Discussion in 'ARIZONA RIVERS TALK' started by SSgt Fishslayer, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    just curious if anyone has been fishing the river lately. i am out of yuma and it is still pretty chilly down here. i tried a few times and i didnt even get a nibble. about another month and a half and that should all change though
     
  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I was wondering the same thing bro. The one and ONLY time that I have been able to get out this year was on the river. I was out there all day with my son and a buddy of mine on his pontoon. We got one nibble and were out there all day long.
     

  3. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i am thinking that as soon as it starts getting back into the 80's duing the day that it will start getting good. and once it stays around 70 or 75 at night then the action will really start picking up. should be another couple of months though, maybe by mid march.
     
  4. gtbait

    gtbait Active Member

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    I used to fish the River out of Yuma each winter. The river from it's confluence with the Gila though. I launched my boat and fished out of Waterman park. From the 4th ave bridge to the Cocopah bend there's still a lot of Channels that feed. It's a tough section of river to negotiate. Yet once you've got the channel figured out fish any of the slower deep water. Most are on the AZ side and have enough snags in them to hold fish. Of course that section of river can be entertaining when the "Mexican Navy" makes an onslaught into the U.S.. ICE the BP and the NatGuard begin a true Federal Govt. show. At any rate, I've always caught fish in that section using dip bait and the occasional nightcrawler.
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    yeah, my buddy and I have often thought about fishing over there but Im worried about getting caught up in the craziness of illegals coming over to that area.
     
  6. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i have fished the lower part, down by the humane society. we had a fun day out there one time, didnt really catch and fish, but we heard a rustling in the bushes behind us and this illegal runs out and takes off like a bat out of he!!. about 5 minutes later a BP truck pulls up and asks if we had seen a guy running through there. we pointed him in the direction of the guy and he took off too. me and my buddy decided to get out of there and as we were leaving we saw the illegal running as fast as he could through a corn field. the corn was about knee high so you could see all of this fine. about 15 feet behind him the BP guy was just cruising along with his A/C going, waiting for the guy to get tired and give up.
     
  7. gtbait

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    Then you know what kind of "entertainement" can take place along that stretch of water. I lived at Riverfront RV park on the AZ side and RiversEdge on the CA side for a few years. While chasing Fed Gov. numbers. It wasn't uncommon to be sitting in the boat when a Customs or NatGaurd bird would start straining the brush. It was amazing how many, yea I'm going to type it political correctness be damned, wetbacks would flush. That section of the river is also known for drug running as well boat theft. There are a number of indigents living on the CA side in the heavy cane. Granted all this "personality" doesn't add to your creel it does enhance the experience. I liken it to livin' in the old west. If you want to get into Flatheads in that area I can tell you where fiddlers to 20lb size fish haunt. This section can be fished from the bank. No more than a 5 minute walk.
     
  8. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Yeah things get pretty crazy down in that area. I always get to watch some sort of chase while either coming from or going to Algadones. i dont think I want to have my boy in that area while all that is going on.
     
  9. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    any good spots you can give me hints on would always be welcome, GTBAIT. i am not to worried about running into anyone that would cause a threat. actually let me reword that. i dont feel threatened by anyone down there. it could be becausei have my XD40 on my hip loaded with Hydroshox and a 12GA. loaded with express long range 4 shot. so yeah i am willing to go down there again. where are these hot spots at?
     
  10. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Joey, try fishing just below the old ferry crossing. I've caught some good flats there.
    32*43'22.00"N x 114*43'00.00"W
     
  11. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i will give that a try tom. thanks for the tip.
     
  12. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Im planning to get out on the river tomorrow. Im not quite sure where we'll be for the most part but if anyone is around the Imperial Dam area, I'll see ya out there.
     
  13. gtbait

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    Dameon there's some good water to fish where the Arizona Canal slides into the River there below the 4th Ave bridge. It appears to be on the CA side of the river, yet with an AZ/CA river stamp you can fish it legally. There have been a lot of channels and more than average size Flatheads caught fishing under the I8 bridge where it crosses the canal. The canal winds it's way to the river and bank access is limited, yet; If you follow 4th Ave over I8 to CA and turn LEFT at the first small road you can drive to the spot under the bridge. This road is before you come to the 3-way stop. Once under the bridge you can catch more than enough Bluegill for bait from the bank. To access the confluence of the canal and the river you'll need to either drive or walk parallel to the canal until you reach the end of that small road. The brush is usually cut back to give you a spot to fish. Wear that same camo carry a machete` and employ those "Recon" skills you worked so hard for. One point worth mentioning, winter usually brings an few indigants (read squatters) to that area. They're harmless and often rooted out by law enforcement. Not really an issue even fishin' at night. Excuse me for taking this long to reply. I've said more than enough to make up for the lapse. Always gabby.
     
  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Ralph, Thank you for the info! If I am right, you are talking about the area going towards paradise casino right? I have heard of some good fishing over in that area. I was actually looking over there as I drove by this morning. I will give it a shot! thanks again!
     
  15. SSgt Fishslayer

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    good luck out there Hawkins. I am stuck on SDO today so i wont be able to go for a little hile yet. but with the weather being warmer, i think they might start to turn on again. good luck and let me know how it goes. i have been wanting to fish that spot out there for a while, just havent done so yet. i might give it a try later on this week.
     
  16. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Maybe we can hit together some time in the near future bro. I got SDO this coming Friday but the rest of the weekend will be a 72? Not sure.
     
  17. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    yeah it supposed to be. my kid has a hockey tournamanent this coming weekend, not sure what days he has to play yet. if its only on sturday or sunday then we can try and hook up the following monday and see if we can get something going. if the weather keeps warm i think it will be good, if it gets real cold again, then its hit or miss.
     
  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Cool. I'll try to coordinate some things from my end also. I gotta make sure that the wife doesnt have some things for me to do instead before I can commit.:roll_eyes:
     
  19. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    yeah you and me both. i will let you know something.
     
  20. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Gotcha bro. I'll play it by ear.