■ LAKE MEAD – For anglers out on the lake, the old tried-and-true coves are producing fish. Live shad attract striped bass, but that means anchovies and shad imitations, such as Sassy Shad. Shad have been found in the back of Vegas Wash as well as Boulder Harbor. Shoreline anglers have caught stripers in Boulder Harbor.
■ LAKE MOHAVE – The temperature has dropped significantly from last week, but that hasn’t deterred anglers at Willow Beach. Anglers reeled in striped bass weighing 18 to 22 pounds from the water between mile markers 50 and 51. These fish took AC Plugs and other trout-imitating swim baits.
■ URBAN PONDS – Weekly plants have filled the ponds with rainbow trout willing to take almost any bait. Average fish length has been 8 to 9 inches.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Ice fishermen report good fishing on Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Glow tube jigs and rainbow PowerBait are catching the fish. The ice is about 6 inches thick on Haymeadow and Cold Springs but thinner on Dacey and Adams-McGill. Temperatures are on the rise this week, so exercise caution on the ice. Roads are covered in packed snow, but access is not a problem.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Expect daytime temperatures near freezing and overnight temperatures much lower. Lake ice has been thickening, and anglers are having success for rainbows using night crawlers or Woolly Buggers.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The ice has been thickening across the lake, and those anglers braving the frigid temperatures have found good fishing for rainbow trout. Worms are catching the fish.