■ LAKE MEAD — Windy conditions have made things challenging for boaters, kept some anglers off the water and pushed others off early. For those who rise with the sun, fishing has been good for the various species of bass: largemouth, smallmouth and striped. Many of the stripers being caught average about 2 pounds, but one angler caught a fish weighing more than 20 pounds during the Nevada Striper Club Tournament last weekend. Anglers are finding shad at the back of Vegas Wash. Callville Bay has been a hot spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, with anglers reporting more smallmouth in their catch than largemouth.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers have found good fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Some have attributed that to the habitat structures that have been installed in various coves on the Nevada and Arizona sides of the lake. Nightcrawlers have been a popular bait choice, but plastic imitations also are catching fish. Anglers at Willow Beach also are in good spirits because the striped bass have been moving back into the area. Many stripers caught have weighed in at just less than 20 pounds. Trout imitations such as the Bomber Long A, AC Plugs and pencil poppers work well.
■ LAUGHLIN — Fishing has slowed with the heat keeping anglers off the water. Anglers are still catching striped bass, with most weighing 1 to 3 pounds. Shore anglers have found success with anchovies in the areas near Community Park and Davis Dam.
■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted catfish in urban ponds last week. Anglers have caught catfish and bluegill using a variety of baits, such as corn, meal worms and nightcrawlers. Catfish also have been hitting chicken livers. During Saturday’s fishing derby, rainbow trout could be seen swimming in the shallows at Boulder City Pond.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Bass fishing continues to be good across the area. Water temperatures are approximately 70 degrees. Anglers can expect fair fishing from the dam and on the water at Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Bass action on Adams-McGill was fair last weekend. With warmer water temperatures, trout action has slowed at Dacey, but anglers are catching bass using plastics and lures. The water system at David Deacon Campground is out of order.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout and bass action has been good. Anglers are catching trout with PowerBait, nightcrawlers or small spinners. Bass are hitting primarily with nightcrawlers and jigs. Water temperatures remain good, and all facilities are open in the park.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — More than 400 anglers participated in the annual Free Fishing Day derby last weekend. The big winner was 10-year-old Las Vegan Armando Garcia, who caught the tagged rainbow trout and pocketed a $10,000 scholarship. Three other participants won $100 apiece. PowerBait and nightcrawlers have been the most productive baits for trout, bass and crappie.