Fishing report, Oct. 17, 2013


■ LAKE MEAD — No report. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area remains closed due to the federal government shutdown.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — No report. The Lake Mohave National Recreation Area remains closed due to the federal government shutdown.

■ URBAN PONDS — With water temperatures dropping, the bass and bluegill catch has slowed, but catfish continue to take various baits, such as hot dogs, stink baits and nightcrawlers. The next catfish plant is set for next week.

■ LAUGHLIN — Trout plants scheduled by the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery have been postponed due to the federal government shutdown, but fishing still has been good. According to the Riviera Marina harbor master, the cooler weather has increased rainbow trout activity. Anglers reeled in two fish weighing in at 4.2 and 3.2 pounds while fishing along Casino Row. Nightcrawlers have been the bait of choice in the area. The catfish bite remains strong, with one local angler reeling in a channel catfish that topped 12 pounds just below the nature center. Catfish have been hitting anchovies. Striped bass action has been light but should continue to improve.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted rainbow trout in early October at Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Many anglers have had success using PowerBait. While fishing at Adams-McGill Reservoir has been slow, the few trout caught have been in the 14- to 16-inch range. Fishing has been fair for trout and bass on Dacey Reservoir. Try using plastics on weedless rigs. Roads in the WMA are dry and in good condition. Water temperatures have dropped and are in the 50-degree range.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing this past week has been good, according to Ranger Ben Johnson. Anglers have been catching rainbow and brown trout, with some coming in at up to 2 pounds. Bass having been hitting baits along the dam. Anglers recently caught two 3-pound fish, one on a nightcrawler and the other on a chartreuse spinner bait. Campgrounds remain open with all facilities available.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout action has been good for anglers using orange or Captain America PowerBait. Most fish are in the 11- to 13- inch range, though anglers have caught some as large as 2 pounds.

 

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