Southern Nevada fishing report, May 15, 2014


■ LAKE MEAD — Striped bass are hanging in at about 30 feet. As warming temperatures continue, this will send fish deeper. Large and smallmouth bass should be found in shallower waters because of spring spawning.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — The black bass species are off their beds and becoming more active. Crankbaits are working well. The various species of sunfish should be on nests for their spawn. Catfish action continues to do well, with many around 3 pounds being caught. Success at Willow Beach is beginning to improve, with reports of fish weighing at least 10 pounds being caught.

■ LAUGHLIN — Action for striped bass continues to improve as temperatures rise. Anglers from shore and on boats are reporting success, with anchovies the bait of choice. Most are less than 4 pounds, but the big ones are there ready to take your line. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass has been good in the Sunshine Peninsula area, as the bass are coming off their beds and are hungry. Nightcrawlers have been a productive bait.

■ URBAN PONDS — Catfish are scheduled to be stocked this week. Trout action has slowed with increasing temperatures, but bluegill and bass should start increasing after the spring spawn.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Anglers can expect fair fishing from the dam and on the lake at Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Anglers were catching trout and small bass last weekend using jigs, lures and power bait. Fishing on Adams McGill Reservoir was fair last weekend. A few nice trout and crappie were caught. Fishing at Dacey Reservoir has been good using flies and spoons.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Bass fishing has been good, with fish hitting on rubber worms in dark purple or black being jigged near spawning beds or using crayfish imitators. Trout action remains good, and browns have been taking one-quarter ounce silver spoons with red dots.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — This is a great time of year to take rainbows, bass or crappie throughout the lake. One angler had success for the crappie off the south end of the dam, using small jigs below a bobber in white and yellow. Fly-fishers were having a good time for all three species using small streamers and nymphs, and bass are taking rubber worms in dark colors, such as purple and black.

■ PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE — Anglers are having success at the upper marsh for panfish and catfish. Mealworms or nightcrawlers below a bobber will catch fish.

 

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