Fishing Report


■ LAKE MEAD -- Swim baits, crank baits, cut anchovies and sardines are catching striped bass in the Vegas Wash area and the Overton Arm between Echo Bay and Stewarts Point. Anglers also are catching stripers in the Virgin Basin just above The Narrows. Catfish also are taking stink baits and other offerings fished on the bottom. Anglers are finding good action for largemouth and smallmouth bass with plastics and crank baits.

■ LAKE MOHAVE -- Anglers are finding fair to good fishing. Largemouth and smallmouth bass from 1.5 to 5 pounds are hitting top-water and shallow-diving lures, while commercial baits are taking catfish when fished on the bottom. Striped bass fishermen are seeing improved action, with the fish taking cut bait such as anchovies. Still-fishing, trolling and anglers using deep-diving lures also are catching fish. At Willow Beach, anglers will find fair to good action for rainbow trout following weekly plants. Fish are stocked each Friday morning.

■ URBAN PONDS -- Action remains slow but should pick up as spring progresses. Anglers are catching bluegill at Floyd Lamb Park. Mealworms and small red worms suspended about 15 to 18 inches below a bobber are working. A catfish plant is scheduled for Friday.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- Unseasonably cool temperatures are keeping the bass bite in check, while rainbow trout -- both planters and last season's carry-overs -- are more active. Anglers have found success with flies, various flavors of PowerBait, spinners and lures.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR -- Cool temperatures make for good fishing for stocked rainbow trout. Tiger trout are taking baits. The fish are hitting on green PowerBait, gold spoons and mini-marshmallows with worms.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR -- Largemouth bass and rainbow trout are providing good action. Bass in the 2- to 3-pound range are taking wacky rigged Senkos, while trout are biting spoons, PowerBait and the mini-marshmallow-worm combination. Crappie still are reluctant to bite.

 

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