■ LAKE MEAD — Late-night fishing activity has been light following the full moon. Striped bass are more active in the afternoons. Anglers have found success jigging spoons and working top-water plugs. Two large stripers recently came in from the Boulder Basin, one weighing in at 22 pounds and the other at 15.5 pounds. Anglers still are finding action for largemouth and smallmouth bass as well. Success has come to those anglers working the backs of coves in water to 15 feet deep. Surface action has been good.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Despite windy conditions, fishing has been good. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are hitting imitation plastics and surface lures worked near rocky points or in areas with submerged vegetation and trees. The catfish bite has been fair in most coves for anglers using anchovies. Striper action is slow at Willow Beach, though one angler reeled in a 16-pound fish near mile marker 51. The fish hit an AC Plug. Trout anglers have found improved fishing and are catching fish with Rooster Tails, Panther Martins and Jake’s Lures, among others.
■ LAUGHLIN — Catfish action has slowed, but anglers still are catching nice fish. One fish weighing in at 6.8 pounds was reeled in from the shore near Rotary Park. The angler was using anchovies. Anglers throwing top-water lures and anchovies are catching striped bass in the 1- to 3-pound range. Smallmouth bass still are hitting lures in the Big Bend area but getting little fishing pressure. Trout stocking should resume next month, but the holdover trout have been providing good action for anglers. Nightcrawlers are a good choice of bait for these fighters.
■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife plans to stock the urban ponds with channel catfish this week. This will be the last catfish plant until April. The bass and bluegill still are active in most waters, but with cooling water temperatures, catch rates have slowed considerably.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout fishing has picked up at Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. The fish are hitting PowerBait and spinners. The NDOW planted the reservoirs with rainbow trout in early October. Fishing has been slow at Adams-McGill Reservoir, but anglers are catching trout in the 14- to 16-inch range. Trout and bass fishing are picking up at Dacey Reservoir, with anglers finding success with Panther Martins, flat fish and other spinners. Some fly-fishermen have caught and released rainbows as large as 23 inches. Dacey received a load of rainbow trout in mid-October. Roads on the WMA are dry and in good condition. Water temperatures are between 50 and 53 degrees, and mosquitoes are out.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Brown and rainbow trout were stocked into the lake recently, and anglers are catching fish with Mepp’s spinners and spoons in gold and silver colors. While the bass bite has slowed, a few fish still are taking baits and lures for the persistent angler.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout action has been good for anglers using bubble gum-colored (pink and white) PowerBait. Most of the fish are in the 10- to 12-inch class. Anglers still are catching a few bass despite falling water temperatures.