Fishing report, Jan. 23, 2014


■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers have had a difficult time locating the striped bass following the full moon. Those using fish finders are finding mostly small schools of fish. Larger schools are down deep. Jigging in about 60 feet of water has produced some results. Smallmouth bass are taking dark plastics and have been found schooling near steep rock walls in about 25 feet of water.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers have found moderate success while fishing in the backs of coves. Largemouth bass are taking baits in about 25 feet of water near drop-offs, and catfish action is picking up in the nighttime hours. Habitat structures put in place by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Game and Fish Department and National Park Service are proving to be fish magnets with use by multiple species. Additional structures will be constructed and installed at various coves during the next couple of months. For information on volunteering with this project go to www.ndow.org/Education/Volunteer.

■ LAUGHLIN — While the catch rate for rainbow trout has slowed, the river also offers many species of game fish. Among them are striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Catfish action has been improving with anglers finding success in the Sunshine Peninsula and Community Park areas. Largemouth bass are starting to come around as well with the marsh showing the most action. Striped bass action is slow though anglers are catching some fish in the 1- to 3-pound range.

■ URBAN PONDS — Trout plants continue weekly at Sunset, Lorenzi, and Boulder City ponds. Floyd Lamb Park is scheduled to receive fish next week.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Ice conditions remain unsafe. Haymeadow is about 70 percent ice-covered. Neither fishing from the dam nor launching a boat is possible. Cold Springs Reservoir has 50 percent open water. The boat launch and dam are both iced in. The lower end of Adams-McGill is open, and there are spots of open water throughout the reservoir. Dacey is covered with ice, but as of Tuesday it remains unsafe. Roads on the area are dry.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing was very good over the long weekend. More than 50 people attended the Ice Hole Tournament. Rainbow trout were taking nightcrawlers and PowerBait in both orange and green colorations. The ice is averaging 10 inches thick but is thin along the roadside shoreline.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Warm temperatures have made ice conditions unsafe, but it also has been cold enough that there is no accessible open water for shore fishing.

 

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