Mar 142018

We are still kayak fishing and we are still going after the largemouth bass here in southwest Arizona. The weather is cool at night and in the early morning, but when the sun comes up it warms up pretty quickly. For late winter/early spring, it’s pretty darn nice.

Early morning on Mittry Lake in southwest Arizona

We’ve been hanging around Mittry Lake because we’ve had some pretty good success catching some nice largemouth bass. The fishing for the past week or so has been extremely challenging. We’ve managed to scrape out a few nice fish, but we’ve had to work pretty hard to get them. This is such a nice spot for kayak fishing, it’s great to be out on the water with all the wildlife, even though the fish may not exactly be jumping into the boat.

Cool early spring morning on Mittry Lake near Yuma, Arizona

The desert surrounding Mittry Lake is pretty spectacular, changing every day.

Desert hills around Mittry Lake

As cold weather fronts move through the area, the wind picks up and makes fishing very tough, if not impossible, but the view from the kayak fishing camp is pretty nice.

Cold weather front moving through the southwest Arizona desert.

We’ve had to work hard and do a lot of paddling to get them, but we’ve managed to catch a few nice largemouth bass. As spring gets closer, the bass are getting fatter.

Early spring largemouth bass caught by kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

The weather is getting warmer, which means there are more fishermen on the water, especially on weekends. There are a lot of fishermen in the Yuma area and a lot of out of town visitors, so the more popular fishing areas, especially those with good launch ramps, are heavily fished.

Weekend crowd on Mittry Lake

There have been a lot of windy days so we have been looking around at some other fishing spots. Some of the local fishermen have been cool enough to tell us where some of the lesser known local spots are so we are headed off to check them out. We can’t tell you where they are, but we can tell you that there are some big fish to be caught. We are headed even further off the beaten path but we’ll be back soon with photos and video so keep checking in.

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