The lower flows were part of an experimental high flow event and the warmer water resulted from low Lake Powell water levels which warmed the water. The huge fish was way short of the Colorado River record of 67 pounds, but it was just a bit heavier of the inland record of 29 pounds, 13.76 ounces from Lake Pleasant. Colorado River Valley fly fisherman Greg Halvorson visited Lees Ferry late last week and found excellent fishing at the walk-in site.
Gunn said the decline was the first one since 2007 and the fifth he has witnessed in 35 years at the Ferry. Farther down the river, trout are being stocked weekly below Davis Dam. Another angler fished with red scuds a day earlier and did very well on 18- to 20-inch rainbow trout.
They can also be caught on A-rigs, swimbaits, spoons and spinners. Roosevelt Due to dropping temperatures baitfish and bass are being pushed to deeper climes where the water is actually a bit warmer, according to Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods in Payson.
Fish will feed heavily during the warmer hours of the day.
Information: (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or call Phoenix Fishing Supply at (602) 266-2624, Lake levels Alamo: 11% full. A world record 5-pound, 12.8-ounce redear was caught at Lake Havasu in 2014.