LAKE MEAD — It has been a tough week on the water with varying weather conditions and falling water levels. Those who have found success for striped bass are using live shad as bait, which can be found in the back of Vegas Wash. Look for them in about 4 feet of water. With the fluctuating water levels, boaters should be aware of sandbars and submerged rocks. It seems the tilapia are thriving as anglers have reported bringing in many in the 3-pound range.
LAKE MOHAVE — With the Ultimate Bass Tournament taking place out of Cottonwood Cove last weekend, anglers were out in full force. Many of the fish caught were in the 3- to 4-pound range, and the tournament’s big fish was 5.39 pounds. Square bills and deep diving crankbaits were among the productive lures.
LAUGHLIN — Water levels are up on the river, and fishing has improved. Anchovies are the bait of choice, with striped bass and catfish responding well. One angler reeled in a 10-pound striper and a 9-pound catfish while fishing from shore near Davis Dam. There has been light action from the largemouth bass along the river, and they are beginning to make their beds in preparation to spawn.
URBAN PONDS — Boulder City Pond was hopping this week after the final trout plant of the season. Many anglers limited out quickly. Those fishing at Sunset Park were not as fortunate, as the trout bite was slow. But anglers are seeing many large carp at the north end of the pond. The ponds at Floyd Lamb Park were off color this week, and the best bait was Power Eggs in orange or yellow. Fish at Lorenzi Park were biting well on small spinners.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing has been good at area reservoirs. Haymeadow and Cold Springs are giving up larger quantities of fish, and Adams-McGill and Dacey are turning out much larger fish, some in the 18- to 22-inch range.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers are having success along the roadside shoreline using PowerBait, worms or small spinners.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — PowerBait and Power Eggs in a variety of colors have been popular for rainbows.