Fishing report, Aug. 29


■ LAKE MEAD — Again this week, striper action has been more about fish numbers than size. Most fish are in the 2½-pound range. The action has been mostly top-water, with anglers using a Jumping Minnow or Zara Spook. Largemouth and smallmouth bass have been taking top-water lures and plugs. Anglers have been working the backs of coves and rocky points.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Shoreline anglers at Willow Beach have found success for stocked rainbows and striped bass. One angler reeled in a 17-pound striper. On the river, anglers have caught multiple stripers in the 20-pound range, many on AC Plugs and trout imitations and some on nightcrawlers. The best action is taking place in the early morning. Farther south, anglers are catching largemouth bass and catfish while working the coves. Catfish are taking anchovies and nightcrawlers. Stripers also are taking anchovies fished on a jighead or Carolina rig.

■ URBAN PONDS — Rainstorms have slowed action in the ponds. The Nevada Department of Wildlife encourages everyone to use caution during thunderstorms. The next catfish plant is scheduled for mid-September.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing at Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs has picked up for trout in the 12- to 16-inch range. PowerBait is the bait that shore anglers prefer. Bass fishing has been productive with spinners and plastics along the dam and the edges of submerged weed beds. Trout fishing on Adams-McGill Reservoir has been steady, with anglers using baits and plastics for trout. Bass fishing has picked up, especially at the reservoir’s upper end. Use weedless and top-water rigs to avoid snags. Dacey Reservoir has been slow for bass and rainbows. Water temperatures are hovering around 70 degrees across the area. Aquatic vegetation is starting to surface. Boat launches remain weed free, and launching should not be an issue. Be cautious of crews working on WMA roads this week when making your way to the reservoirs. For a smoother ride into the area, use the northern access road located near the headquarters.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout fishing has picked up this past week as cooler temperatures have moved into the area, but it still remains slow in the afternoon. Orange PowerBait and nightcrawlers combined with a mini-marshmallow have been the best trout baits. Bass fishermen have been doing well using nightcrawlers and jigging Slug-Go worms. Eagle Valley Resort will hold a fishing tournament from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Contact the resort at (775) 962-5293 to register.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout fishing has picked up as daytime temperatures have dropped. The shoreline remains weedy, and anglers are having better success along the dam. Bass action remains good using nightcrawlers or Slug-Go worms.

 

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