Fishing Report, Aug. 23

■ LAKE MEAD – Fishing is strong for average-sized striped bass and largemouth bass. Throwing top-water baits or jigging plastics are successful as well as using anchovies. Live bait is still difficult to find. Temple Bar, Virgin Reef and the Overton arm are reporting a lot of action. The fish are generally in the 1- to 3-pound range and occasionally up to 5 pounds.

■ LAKE MOHAVE – Houseboats this week brought people to the area and, along with them, a lot of catfish action. Cats ranging from 2 to 9 pounds have been reported. Night crawlers, PowerBait and marshmallows are the anglers’ choice. Most of the action is taking place at night. Striped bass continues to be slow with averages in the 8-pound range.

■ LAUGHLIN – Anglers along Casino Row are catching stripers up to 10 pounds and also are hitting their limit on largemouth bass. Anchovies and plastics are proven in the area.

■ URBAN PONDS – The Nevada Department of Wildlife’s catfish plant this week includes Floyd Lamb, Sunset, Boulder City and Mesquite ponds. Anglers have been catching a few bluegill. The limit on these waters is three fish, regardless of species.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Fishing pressure remains low, but those venturing through the weeds at Adams-McGill are still catching bass. Trout action is slow and inconsistent, but persistent anglers can catch some good rainbows.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Seasonal weed growth continues; however, anglers are catching a few tiger trout on night crawlers and PowerBait. Work openings in the weed beds with PowerBait or worms for rainbow trout.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Fishing has been good for crappie, largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Anglers are reporting fishing 4 feet from their bobbers, and persistence shows there are bigger ones in there. The action is best from early morning until noon. Jigs have been effective for crappie and bass, while PowerBait and worms with mini-marshmallows are catching trout.


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