■ LAKE MEAD — Due to the federal government shutdown, all national recreation areas are closed.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Due to the federal government shutdown, all national recreation areas are closed.
■ URBAN PONDS — Largemouth bass and bluegills still are taking nightcrawlers and mealworms in most of the ponds. Using smaller hooks, sizes eight, 10 or 12, and lighter line will help improve the chances of hooking into these wily fish. Catfish action has been best early in the morning and after dark. The next catfish stocking will be the week of Oct. 21.
The Introduction to Fly-Fishing class at Floyd Lamb Park on Oct. 19 still has openings. Registration is required. Contact Ivy Santee at 702-486-5127 ext. 3503 for more information.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Roads on the WMA are dry and in good condition. Water temperatures are at 60 degrees throughout the area. Following the seasonal stocking, trout fishing has picked up at Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs using PowerBait and spinners. No anglers have reported from Adams-McGill Reservoir at this time. Trout and bass fishing at Dacey Reservoir has been slow from the dike and on the lake. Weeds are starting to emerge at the surface and near the boat launches. Expect a greater number of visitors to the WMA this weekend, as the duck hunting season opens Saturday.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers have been having great success for rainbows this past week, with those using green or orange PowerBait hauling in fish in the 11- to 13-inch range. Those using small spinners and flies also have done well. The bass action has slowed quite a bit due to the cooling water temperatures, but fly-fishers and casters throwing white with chartreuse or white with orange spinning lures still bring in fish. The campground remains open, with all facilities on-line.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout action has improved this past week, with anglers using orange or green PowerBait doing the best. The bass and crappie action has slowed, with few fish being caught. The campground remains open.
■ LAUGHLIN — The boundaries for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area end just below Davis Dam, so the fishing opportunities the river offers are available for anglers. Catfish still are biting hard, and those throwing out a line have reported bringing in fish in the double digits. Anchovies have been the most versatile bait bringing in catfish as well as trout. Some of the holdover trout that have been brought in weighed more than 3 pounds. Limits of largemouth bass are being caught out of the Topock Marsh. Small spinners in light green have been most successful. With the cooler weather coming in, striper action also should pick up.