with Dean Rojas
By Tyler Brinks
ake Havasu has long been a popular springtime
destination. From the hordes of spring breakers to
bass fishermen, Havasu is hopping in the spring months. It is also one of the best times to get in on some
excellent bass fishing for both quality and quantity of both
largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Major League Fishing pro Dean Rojas has called Lake
Havasu City, Arizona home since 1997 and shares his
approach to fishing his home lake during the spring months.
According to Rojas, the pre-spawn period is when the fishing starts to get better after several months of challenging winter fishing in the desert.
“It all starts late in fall when there is so much grass that it is hard to target the fish because it is so hard to reach them,” he shared. “Then, when the grass dies off, it gets much harder to locate groups of fish and many of them are out deep on the wood and manmade structure. Pre-spawn is when they start to move back shallow and become a little easier to target.”
When this movement happens, depends on the weather. Rojas says things start to click into gear in February. That’s when he starts to hit the points and attempt to intercept bass moving shallow.
“Secondary points are always good,” he said. “I’ll also spend time on main lake points, because that’s where most of them are coming from. It can be anywhere from five to 20- feet deep. It just depends on what species I’m targeting and where I am in the lake.”
He keeps it pretty simple for tactics and says a crankbait is a must-have this time of year.
“Cranking is something that always works on Havasu,” he stated. “You can catch them cranking 12-months of the