Fishing report, July 11


■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers have reported striper boils early in the morning and just before dark. Boil locations include Vegas Wash, 33 Hole, Crawdad Cove and the Boulder Beach area along the buoy line. Top-water lures such as the Zara Spook and pencil poppers can be effective bait choices. Keep an eye out for other boaters, and use care not to overrun the boil, because it will shut down. Catfish action has been good for anglers using anchovies or stink baits. A little chumming can help bring them in.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers have been catching stripers using various swim baits and anchovies fished in 40 to 50 feet of water. Catfish have been taking night crawlers out of Cottonwood Cove. At Willow Beach, anglers have been bringing in double-digit stripers, some reportedly as large as 18 pounds. These fish have been hitting on swim baits such as the AC Plug and Rago.

■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Oppressive heat has limited action at urban ponds. Bluegill, bass and catfish still are the fish of choice. Look for them to be active early in the morning or evenings.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs are giving up stocked trout and a few rainbows in the 12- to 16-inch range. Bass fishing has been productive for those using spinners and plastic baits along the dam and shore line at Cold Springs and Hay Meadow. Dacey Reservoir has provided good action for bass and rainbows in the evening using spinners and Jake’s lures. Bass and trout also are hitting at Adams-McGill Reservoir. Water temperatures are in the middle to low 70s.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing continues to be good, with anglers finding good action for largemouth bass. One angler caught and released 20 largemouth bass ranging from 1 to 2 pounds off Copper Point using night crawlers. Trout are taking green or orange powerbait in the lower sections of the lake near the dock and average 12 inches.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie fishing has been good, but most of the fish are small. Most have been taken near the creek using small jigs fished below small bobbers. The bass have completed their spawn and moved into deeper water, mostly near the dam. Rainbows also have been found off the dam. They are taking night crawlers with a bit of mini-marshmallow on the hook.

 

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