■ LAKE MEAD — It has been a slow week for fishing out on the lake. Anglers trolling from Vegas Wash to Sand Island reported only a few bites. Live shad or anchovies have been producing some fish. One bright spot is the Callville Bay area, where action has been good for striped bass.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — The action for largemouth bass has been improving in the coves. Work the shallows in about six to 25 feet of water, using plastics or nightcrawlers. Smallmouth bass action has been fair with most fish hanging out on rocky shelves and taking similar baits. Stripers are still spotty, although a few fish are showing early in the morning on top-water and reaction baits. The catfish bite continues to pick up as well. The best fishing is at night with anchovies.
■ LAUGHLIN — Stripers are hungry and have been cruising the shallows for food. Anglers have had success using anchovies and have reeled in multiple double-digit stripers. Trout fishing has been slow with a few taken in the area of Big Bend State Park and Community Park. Anglers have been catching nesting largemouth bass. White and chartreuse spinner baits have worked well.
■ URBAN PONDS — The last trout plant of the season was scheduled for this week, but NDOW will resume trout plants in the fall. Meanwhile, catch rates should start to increase as the waters warm and the fish become more active. To increase success, try using spinning lures no bigger than a quarter-ounce. Each park pond has different water coloration and clarity, so try these lure colors: gold at Floyd Lamb Park ponds and silver at Sunset Park pond.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Anglers have been catching trout in the 10- to 12-inch range off the dam at Haymeadow and Cold Springs using spinning lures and PowerBait. Fishing on Adams-McGill and Dacey reservoirs has been a little bit slower, but the fish tend to be a little larger than at Haymeadow and Cold Springs. Only artificial lures may be used on Dacey.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers are finding good action for rainbow trout while fishing off the dock with nightcrawlers. Those fishing the shoreline are finding success with small Mepp’s spinners or yellow PowerBait. The fish are in the 10- to 12-inch range.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — PowerBait has been the ticket for bait fishermen both off the dam and along the shoreline.