Had a great overnight trip to Lake Havasu this week. Everet drove down from Idaho and Kevin Krai of Fly Fish AZ showed us around. The weather was ok on Thursday but definitely cool for this time of year. It was nice, though, to fish with two very accomplished anglers. We all worked in harmony and we all put fish in the boat.
Havasu is another of the lakes in the colorado river chain. The waters are crystal clear and almost look ocean like.
This makes for exciting site fishing opportunities. We found lost of Smallmouth guarding beds still. The cooler than average spring has delayed the Largemouth but we were not complaining. Everet even picked up a surprise Striper over some deeper water.
Some of the fish required fly changes but we all had multiple offerings and got the devil eyes to eat.
Kevin was a great host as always. Besides the great fishing we also saw Arizona’s #2 tourist attraction, the London Bridge.
Having one more day to fish, it was decided to hit Canyon Lake on Saturday. The weather looked bad and had dropped another 15 degrees from the already cool week we were having. These Idaho people sure bring the cold with them haha. We decided to fish anyway and were on the water at Canyon around 2:00 pm. Although cloudy, we did not have the wind we thought and we remained hopeful for good Bluegill fishing.
I was able to test out a new reel from Red Truck that I paired with the ever reliable Sage LL. More to come on that later.
Catching was good. We both ended up with about 40 spunky Bluegill and Green Sunfish, most of which came on surface flies. Fun fun.
All in all a great weekend. I’m lucky to have such close friends that are as passionate about this as I am. Looking forward to an annual spring trip with these guys from here on out.