Fishing report, March 6, 2014


■ LAKE MEAD — Despite inclement weather last weekend, anglers had success. While shad were challenging to catch, once they were hooked on a line, the striped bass were quick to bite. Boulder Harbor and Vegas Wash were productive areas. Some anglers made it to the shallower waters of Callville Bay to take advantage of the largemouth and smallmouth gathering there. The fish are feeding heavily in preparation for long periods of going without while guarding their beds. Various lures such as rattletraps, jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits can work well at different times. Often, varying your approach may be necessary.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — With bass getting ready to spawn, and many already on beds, now is a great time to get on the water. One angler caught and released multiple fish in the 3-pound range, most being females with eggs. A good practice this time of year is to admire your catch but release it again with minimal stress so they survive and spawn.

■ LAUGHLIN — The striped bass bite has turned for the better. A couple of anglers reeled in stripers that weighed in at just over 13 pounds. They caught these fish with anchovies from the shoreline at night. While the largemouth and smallmouth bass are not on nests yet, it shouldn’t be long. Trout action has been light, but a few in the 2- to 4-pound range have been reeled in near Rotary Park. Nightcrawlers were the bait of choice.

■ URBAN PONDS — The final trout plant of the season is scheduled for next week at Boulder City, Lorenzi Park, Floyd Lamb Park, Hafen Park and Cold Creek ponds.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — All the reservoirs on the management area are at prescribed water levels. Anglers have been catching trout in the 10- to 12-inch range off the dam at Haymeadow and Cold Springs while using spinners, lures and PowerBait. Fishing on Adams-McGill and Dacey reservoirs has been slow compared to the others, though the trout tend to be a bit larger. A few anglers have taken fish over 20 inches long. Tule, Old Place and the upper ends of Haymeadow, Cold Springs, Adams-McGill and Dacey are closed.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rough weather last weekend kept most anglers away from the water, but the lake remains mostly free of ice.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Stormy weather kept most anglers off the water, but the lake is ice free.

 

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