Fishing Report, Jan. 12


■ LAKE MEAD -- Striper action remains slow, though some fishermen are catching fish at night. Anchovies and sardines fished near the bottom in about 150 feet of water have caught stripers in the 4-pound range. Anglers still can find a few shad in the back of Vegas Wash and near the Hemenway fishing pier, but it would appear the baitfish have moved into deeper water. Trolling has been productive in the early morning and evening. At Echo Bay, anglers have had success north of the launch ramp. Action for smallmouth and largemouth bass also has been sluggish.

■ LAKE MOHAVE -- Willow Beach striper action remains slow. Some anglers have had success with trout imitations. Trout anglers, on the other hand, have found good fishing for stocked rainbow following weekly plants. Anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove are catching a few stripers by drift-fishing with cut anchovies. Largemouth bass fishing is fair, with fish hitting plastic baits.

■ LAUGHLIN -- Stocked rainbow trout provide for good fishing. Floating baits and night crawlers are catching the fish.

■ URBAN PONDS -- Weekly trout plants by the Nevada Department of Wildlife have resulted in good fishing. Lorenzi Park, however, is not receiving fish because of planned construction activities. Flies, worms, PowerBait and lures are productive in these ponds. Limit is three fish.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- The ice is about 3 inches thick on Haymeadow, Cold Springs and Adams McGill reservoirs. Ice fishing is not recommended. Anglers will find open water on Dacey Reservoir.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR -- Overnight temperatures in the single digits are keeping the ice in fishable condition. Anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows through about 9 inches of ice near the dock and at the north end of the reservoir. Always use caution when venturing onto the ice.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR -- The reservoir is frozen over, but rising water levels are keeping the edges thin. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

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