FISHING REPORT, July 18, 2013


■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers across the lake have been having success using smaller swim baits and live shad. The striped bass are slurping up baby shad and will take imitations as well. Boils have been spotted throughout Vegas Wash, 33 Hole and just west of Sand Island. Those fishing the coves near Echo Bay have reeled in striper as well as catfish, using mostly anchovies.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — The striper bite has been slow on the lake, but big fish have been hitting near Willow Beach. A 30-pound striper was taken at mile marker 52 on Savage Gear. Not to be outfished, the angler’s fishing companion reeled in a 40-pound striper on a Producer Plug. There also are reports of striper up to 17 pounds being caught from shore. Largemouth and smallmouth bass have been hitting soft plastics worked slowly through grass beds in 20 to 30 feet of water. Catfish have been hanging in the coves and have been taken on anchovies, night crawlers and stink baits.

■ URBAN PONDS — The best time for catching catfish, bass and sunfish in the ponds is early morning, with the bite tapering off as air temperatures rise and pick up again after sundown. Mealworms and night crawlers have been productive for all species.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs are producing stocked trout and a few holdover rainbows in the 12- to 16-inch range using spinners and PowerBait. Bass fishing has been productive using spinners and plastics along the dam and edges of submerged weed beds. The majority of bass being caught range from 9 to 12 inches at Cold Springs and Hay Meadow. Fishing Dacey Reservoir has been productive for bass and rainbows during the evening using spinners and Rapalas. Trout fishing at Adams-McGill Reservoir has been steady, with anglers using baits and plastics with success. Bass fishing at Adams-McGill has picked up, and fish in the 9- to 12-inch range are hitting plastics and buzz baits. Minimum size to keep bass in the area is 10 inches length. Water temperatures are in the middle to lower 70s across the area.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout are being caught with such baits as PowerBait in a variety of colors and night crawlers with a bit of marshmallow. Largemouth bass fishing has been good with night crawlers. Most of the fish being caught have weighed around 2 pounds, with a few closer to 4 pounds. Daytime temperatures have been in the middle 80s and lows in the middle 40s.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout and bass are taking night crawlers, with trout liking a bit of marshmallow also on the hook. Crappie have been hitting on small jigs, mealworms and night crawlers.

 

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