Fishing report, Aug. 22


■ LAKE MEAD — For striper anglers, the action has been steady but without any fish of noteworthy size coming in. Fishing has been good through the Vegas Wash area. The fish are hitting top-water lures, such as the Jumpin’ Minnow. Those who are looking for largemouth and smallmouth bass have found success with crank baits and tube baits in the upper basins from Echo Bay through Greggs Basin.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Following summer rainstorms, working the coves should increase your odds of bringing in catfish that are hanging out in the murky water caused by the storm runoff. Smallmouth bass have been schooling near shelves or cliffs, while largemouth bass and bluegill have been active in the coves around grass beds about 20 to 30 feet deep. The fish are taking soft plastics in worm and crayfish patterns. The AC Plug and other trout imitations have the double-digit stripers hitting at Willow Beach. Anglers have reeled in multiple fish weighing more than 20 pounds in recent days.

■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted catfish last week. Reports are that the fish are in good shape and a little bigger than expected. Game wardens are reminding anglers that the use of fish or fish parts, alive or dead, with the exception of preserved salmon eggs, is prohibited in the ponds. Three of the four ponds at Floyd Lamb Park have reopened to fishing. Lorenzi Park pond also reopened to fishing.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — There is no new report for this area. The most recent information available says that anglers are catching largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Anglers are beginning to see aquatic vegetation on the surface of area reservoirs. The campground is open, and roads are passable, but use caution during monsoonal storm cells.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The reservoir is looking good, and sportsmen will find fewer weeds this year. Anglers are catching rainbow trout in the early morning and after sundown. PowerBait, nightcrawlers and small spinners are catching the fish. Olive Woolly Buggers can be good in the late summer. Bass action has been good, with one angler catching and releasing 30 bass — one weighing in at 5 pounds — while using a Slug-Go worm.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Water levels have come up with the recent rain activity, but fishermen will find weed growth along the shorelines. Bass action has been good this past week, with fish taking jigged worms — both plastic and the real thing. Trout have been hitting early in the morning and then after sundown. Crappie action has been sporadic.

 

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