• LAKE MEAD -- Cooler temperatures have stripers boiling in the Vegas Bay and Overton Arm areas throughout the day. But winds are making it difficult for anglers to venture forth and creating a hazard that swamped a few boats last weekend.
Successful anglers are catching fish with top-water lures and jigging with anchovies. Anglers report fair action for catfish and small stripers at the fishing dock in Boulder Harbor and in the Vegas Arm with cut anchovies and live shad. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are being caught in isolated coves around the lake.
• LAKE MOHAVE -- Striper fishing at Cottonwood Cove remains fair to good, with the majority of successful anglers catching stripers and catfish north of the marina. Cut anchovies and sardines have been catching stripers in the 2- to 6-pound range and catfish to 4 pounds. Plastics fished in shallow coves are catching largemouth bass.
Fishing at Willow Beach has been good for trout anglers after the weekly plant on Fridays. Baits of choice include PowerBait and lures. Because of the consistent fishing pressure, it is wise to change techniques or fishing locations if the fish suddenly stop biting.
• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS -- The final catfish plant of the year is scheduled for Oct. 15. In the meantime, anglers will find fair fishing for bluegill and bass.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- With several cold fronts passing through, bass fishing has slowed. Anglers who have been catching bass are using plastics cast right against the weeds and fished slowly. Fishing for trout continues to improve on all the reservoirs.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR -- Trout fishing is good but difficult with the winds. Anglers are catching fish with PowerBait, worms, flies and lures.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR -- Bass fishing is fair and should continue to slow as the weather gets cooler. Trout fishing is good for anglers using PowerBait, worms, flies and lures. No report on crappie.