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Old 04-24-2012, 11:45 AM
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Default Havasu in mid April

We spent a week there even though the reports were slow for stripers and it was. No luck in the mornings and afternoons so we started anchoring off of points with night crawlers and caught big, big blue gill up to 2 pounds. Got tired of that and decided to begin trolling for stripers starting at sun down to late in the evening which paid off with fish to 4 lbs. Daytime temps reached 108 but at night it was in the 60s, what a relief. We've had much better trips in April but this one turned out OK.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:22 AM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

Good job what where you trolling with?
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

Trolling 1 oz. rattle traps, silver and silver/chartruese....that striper derby in May is gonna be a hot one, I mean temperature wise..
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

Thanks for the reply Yup going to the derby again. Hopefully the fishing will be hot also. Last year ran from cattail to the I-40 and did not get a bite. But this year will be better I hope . You guys gona be around then?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

no derby for us..we'll be thinking Skinner and DVL that time of year, much cooler here.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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Never been to DVL yet have you done any good there?
Will give an update after derby good or bad Good luck at Skinner and DVL....
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:51 AM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

Well got a couple fish both days. But as soon as the sun came up could not buy another bite at least got a few of them this year. Going back next weekend and try deep water fishing.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:37 AM
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Where on Havasu did you fish and how did the winners do?
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Havasu in mid April

Striped bass are most active during crepuscular periods and during the night hours.
When the Sun gets high in the sky they tend to head for the deeper water where penetration of bright light is far less.
Generally below 40' is where you can still find them, often suspended there or deeper if the water is very clear.
I suggest the use of a down rigger for daytime fishing.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:06 AM
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Where on Havasu did you fish and how did the winners do?
We caught a couple each day but as soon as the sun came up nada. The plus was the fish seem to be alot bigger than we did catch before the winning team got over a hundred#s total talked to them said got all there fish before 6:30 in the morning. We got our fish in the basin on bait did lose a big one on the troll also in the basin. Will be back there next weekend and try up by sandy point and deep.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:50 AM
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sounds like you may have to go out real early..I saw the picture of the 2nd place team..nice stringer right at 100 lbs..good luck out there
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