Fishing Report, Oct. 18

■ LAKE MEAD – Fishing for stripers has slowed considerably with the boils subsiding. Anglers still are finding success in the narrows using jigs and AC Plugs. Anglers also have caught striped bass and catfish while fishing from the shoreline with anchovies. In some areas, largemouth and smallmouth bass are more active and have been hitting on crank baits, anchovies and worms.

■ LAKE MOHAVE – Anglers trolling anchovies out of Cottonwood Cove have found success for striped bass, many weighing more than 5 pounds. Despite the cooling water temperature, catfish still are active. One angler reeled in a 4-pound catfish while fishing with anchovies. Trout anglers can find good action for rainbow trout following the weekly fish plants at Willow Beach. Those occur on Friday mornings. Trout will take PowerBait, worms and a variety of hardware.

■ URBAN PONDS – Reports have been spotty this week, with only a few anglers reporting success for channel catfish. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is planning one more catfish plant in late October. Trout plants will begin when water temperatures cool enough to support the cold-water fish, perhaps in November before Thanksgiving.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Fishing has been good for small bass and rainbow trout at Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Anglers fishing off the Haymeadow dam even caught several crappie. Rainbow trout action also is picking up on Adams-McGill and Dacey reservoirs. Roads have been a little muddy following the recent thunderstorms but remain passable.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – An angler caught a 5½-pound largemouth bass this week along with several other smaller bass on spinner baits in chartreuse and white colorations. Rainbow and tiger trout have been easy to take using pink and orange PowerBait, corn and small spinners.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Water levels are at seasonal lows, but the water should begin to rise with agricultural needs subsiding for the winter. Action for crappie and largemouth bass has slowed, but anglers are catching a few rainbow trout while fishing from the dam with corn or PowerBait.

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