Just returned from a few days of smallmouth float tube fishing at the "river". Headquartered at the Bluewater resort in Parker, Az. They have there own private beach on the river, just outside there back door, so it made for an easy launch. Due to the heat, I could only manage about four hours of fishing each morning, but the shallow water bite was wide-open on fish to 2 1/2#. Fished 3" tube jigs and drop-shot leeches. Twenty fish days were common. Most fish in the 1-2# range. Haven't fished the river for a few years and was pleasantly surprized on the numbers and quality of this smallmouth fishery.