FISHING REPORT


• LAKE MEAD -- The recent calm and mild days have made for some good fishing. Top-water lures and jigging methods have been catching stripers from Government Wash to Saddle Island. Anglers reported fair success near scuba beach with top-water lures but no fish near Hemenway. Catfish are being caught with cut anchovies fished on the bottom.

• LAKE MOHAVE -- Striped bass fishing has been fair for shore and boating anglers with baits such as anchovies. The best action is typically from before dark until early morning. Catfish are hitting just about anything from anchovies to PowerBait fished off the bottom. Largemouth bass reports have been spotty with a few fish taking top-water and shallow diving lures. Willow Beach anglers have been catching trout around the fishing pier using PowerBait, PowerWorms and flies. Double-digit stripers continue to be caught down river.

• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS -- Fishing for catfish has been fair after the recent plant. Bluegill are on the bite and providing fun, fast fishing.

• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- Lots of anglers showed up for the opener on Dacey with great results. Even with the limited access for anglers due to weed growth, bass have been hitting a variety of lures.

• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR -- Anglers reported success at this reservoir for several weeks. PowerBait is still the top choice for rainbows, yet anglers have produced browns and tiger trout using worms, lures and flies.

• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR -- Bass fishing is good during the evening hours, and crappie are hitting jigs and flies during the rest of the day. Weeds have made trout fishing difficult.

• ILLIPAH RESERVOIR -- Anglers have found good fishing at this underutilized reservoir. Rainbows up to 18 inches are being caught with a few nice browns in the creel. Despite the low water, farmers are finished irrigating for the season and biologists expect the reservoir to rise.

 

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