FISHING REPORT


■ LAKE MEAD -- The Vegas Wash area and the Overton Arm are producing fish. Swim baits are having success with stripers chasing shad and trout but providing little to no top-water action. Fishing has been fair for boating and shore anglers. Anglers are catching fewer fish, though many are pushing 20 inches in length. Catfish are taking anchovies, night crawlers and homemade stink baits. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are lethargic and laying low. A slow retrieve near structure is required for a take. The Nevada Department of Wildlife trout plant is scheduled for Friday at Hemenway and Crawdad Cove.

■ LAKE MOHAVE -- Trout fishing has been good at Willow Beach. Anglers are catching trout on brightly colored lures. Though less effective, PowerBait and worms will catch fish. Fishing at Cottonwood Cove is considered fair to slow for stripers and catfish. Warmer weather should improve fishing the remainder of the week.

■ URBAN PONDS -- Ponds at Floyd Lamb Park, Sunset Park and Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City were stocked with trout Wednesday. Trout plants at Lorenzi Park have been stopped to accommodate planned renovations.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- Because of recent cold fronts, all reservoirs are frozen, but ice fishing is not advised. Snowy road conditions and warming weather will make travel difficult. Four-wheel drive is required.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR -- The ice is 4 to 6 inches thick with a thin crust at the top. Fishing pressure has been low, though the few anglers who are going out are catching fish. The main road is plowed into the park. However, four-wheel drive is recommended near the dock. Use caution while ice fishing. Fishing access will be limited Jan. 22 because of an ice-golfing event. Call Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102 for more information.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR -- The reservoir has risen 14 feet in recent weeks and is 5 feet from the overflow. No reports of anglers catching fish. The ice is up to 4 inches thick. Use caution while ice fishing.

 

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