Fishing Report, Dec. 12, 2013


■ LAKE MEAD — While the drop in temperatures and windy conditions have kept some anglers off the water, others are finding good fishing for striped bass by working the shallower waters in Boulder Basin. Swimbaits have worked well in about 10 feet of water, and jigging spoons have been productive at depths of about 30 feet and deeper. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good, with fish hitting top-water baits early and late in the day. Dark plastics have proven successful.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Weather conditions have limited fishing pressure, but anglers still are catching largemouth and smallmouth bass in the backs of coves with plastics and nightcrawlers. Willow Beach has had light striper activity, but rainbow trout action is strong. PowerBait and small spinners have worked well.

■ LAUGHLIN — Prime fishing for rainbow trout has been found in the original stocking areas of Rotary Park and Davis Camp. Nightcrawlers and spinners have worked well with stocked rainbows, which are weighing in at almost 1 pound. Some holdover fish are pushing 4 pounds. Action for largemouth bass also has been good, with anglers bringing in fish around the 2-pound mark.

■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife is planting ponds with rainbow trout each week. The best methods for catching the fish are using PowerBait or worms fished off the bottom. Use small weights and hooks, or throw small spinners or flies. The fish tend to bite more consistently when winds are low and are more active when the temperature is warmer than 50 degrees.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Recent storm activity has left the reservoirs covered with ice. With nighttime temperatures dropping into the teens, expect more ice to develop daily. The campground is open, and roads are in good condition.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The lake is sporting 3 to 4 inches of ice. The campground is open, and roads are good.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The lake has 3 to 4 inches of ice but is located at a lower elevation than Eagle Valley, meaning the possibility of thin ice is more likely to occur. The campground is open.

 

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