Fishing report, Feb. 7

■ LAKE MEAD - With the water temperature topping 57 degrees in some areas, the bass are showing signs of gearing up for the spawn and are getting particular about what they're hitting on. Largemouth bass can be found around the main lake points in water averaging about 15 to 20 feet deep. Anglers have caught a few 4-pound bass, and even a couple pushing 7 pounds, in the Callville Bay area. In the southwest end of the Overton Arm, largemouth bass have been hitting on spinner baits in water less than 5 feet deep.

■ LAKE MOHAVE - While fishing activity has been light on the main lake, large stripers still are hanging around Willow Beach. A 33.8-pound striped bass took an AC Plug near mile marker 48. As the water temperature warms, largemouth and smallmouth bass action should improve.

■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS - The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted rainbow trout Tuesday in Veterans Memorial Park, Sunset Park and Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Fair weather makes this a good week to get out with the kids. PowerBait, red worms and small spinners should produce fine fishing.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - The ice along the edges of the reservoirs is getting soft and melting away. Open pockets of water can be seen on each reservoir. Dacey is about 25 percent open, with fishing possible along the dam. Conditions at Haymeadow are similar.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR - Recent rainstorms coupled with warming temperatures have significantly degraded ice conditions. Because of this, few anglers have been seen on the lake. Use caution.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR - Ice conditions remain a problem with warmer weather opening up some water. Anglers are urged to use caution and double check conditions before venturing onto the ice.


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