thinking about fishing the colorado river this coming week . . .

Discussion in 'CALIFORNIA RIVERS TALK' started by dhines, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    as a kid i fished it up by blythe several times, but that is it. i will be heading to the yuma area and i am wondering if there is any good bank fishing around there. one last thing, the colorado river stamp is only required if i fish from a boat right? if that is the case, i would need to fish it from the CA side (and on the bank), unless i get the sticker?

    many thanks fellas.
     
  2. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Hi,
    I don't know anything about the Yuma area,, but, I'm sure others will be able to help..
    But, you're correct about the stamp.. if you are licensed in CA, and stay on that side...

    Good luck,,G
     

  3. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    Doug, i know a few places to fish from shore. just have to be careful and make sure you're not on the reservation.
    i'm gonna be out of town all next week, but PM me a number and i can call you tonight or tomorrow. i've lived in yuma since 06, so maybe can help out.
    gary
     
  4. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    many thanks buddy. i have sent the PM.

    if i have a valid CA license and buy the colorado river stamp, can i bank fish from the AZ side?

    (i included this question in the PM, but thought i would also post it here)

    many thanks,
     
  5. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    answer is yes you can fish both sides of river. cannot fish any of the canals on az side though. by yuma is lake called lake mittry. that is considered part of river water so are allowed to fish is with river stamp.
    what time can i call? i'm home now
    gary
     
  6. desertcatrat

    desertcatrat New Member

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    hey doug,we met at the canal expeditions
    i am headin out the 16-17 too, if you are in the area let me know
    i probably fish the outfall south of palo verde
    i may even run down to the alamo sat nite
    good luck
    im sure gary can put you on somthin
     
  7. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    i'm gonna be out of town, but talked to Doug on phone. gave him directions to 3 spots he can find easy, and starting spots to look himself where he'll stay off reservation. now if fish will agree, he should do good.
    gary
     
  8. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help Gary.... you have been more than helpfull to me and Tom when we have been there..... Tom lived there for many years and together with the "new stuff" that you know.... I'm sure that Doug will be placed in good areas to see what's catching....


    You off to see the Uncle?
     
  9. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    no, grandson has week long EEG in hospital. i get day shift with him while his mom goes to school.
    gary
     
  10. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    I'm in Yuma also and will help anyway I can. Have been here since 83. Sent ya a pm.

    :cool2:
     
  11. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    guys i am sorry for the late response . . . last week was such a disaster. on top of my truck having issues and needing to get it worked on (took a day or so away from fishing time), i had two acquaintences (from the mexicali area) die from the swine flu.

    needless to say, i didn't even wet a line last week . . . but that wasn't the worst of it. my buddy that i was to go fishing with, one of the people that died was his brother in law. the guy was 31 and had two kids under the age of 7.

    talk about a major bummer of a week.

    anyhoo . . . i am going to to try to get down there this weekend. anyone gonna be wetting a line?
     
  12. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    you are a good man gary, and i want to say thanks for the help. i am definitely going to give those places a shot either this weekend or the following one.

    just can't wait to get the bait in the water, kick back and relax.
     
  13. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    yeah buddy, i remember you . . . we definitely need to hook up and go after some cats. i would love to fish the alamo with you sometime. do you have any plans for when you will be heading down?
     
  14. desertcatrat

    desertcatrat New Member

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    halloween weekend
    supposed to hook w jaime, janzaldo
     
  15. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    dhines, just tried to call you. find your phone instead of working. be a real fisherman. :wink:
    give me a call.
    gary
     
  16. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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    My son and I are going cat fishing in the Yuma area tomorrow. Name a place and time, and we'll be there.
     
  17. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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  18. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    OMG!!!! that map. where do you live? where do you plan on fishing? is it near yuma? if so, let me know. that map is worthless.
    gary
     
  19. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Worthless map you say?...... I recognize some of it... but its been too long since I've been there..... Aug?

    So.... Sorry I did not get back to you Gary.... I know we will talk when I come down that way..... the weekend before xgiving. and after... just have to come back for Turkey and family....
     
  20. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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    Gary,
    Name a place and time, and let's go fishing.