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Fishing report, July 23, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Rough weather conditions kept a lot of anglers away from the lake this past weekend, but those venturing out did well for smaller stripers using mostly cut anchovies. The fish were on the small side averaging just one to two pounds.

LAKE MOHAVE €” Despite possible storm action Willow Beach saw a lot of anglers and boaters hitting the water. One angler did very well for catfish off the dock. A few small stripers were also taken near the dock.

LAUGHLIN  Weather conditions made fishing very difficult over the weekend. The striper bite had slowed down a little preceding the storms, but some anglers were bringing in fish weighing between five and seven pounds near Big Bend State Park.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS €” Anglers have found good action for largemouth bass at Sunset Park while using streamer pattern flies and small shiny lures. There have been reports of large schools of the 8- to 10-inch bass throughout the pond. Bass and bluegill are still taking mealworms and night crawlers at the other park ponds as well. Please depose of discarded fishing line properly for the health of the wildlife at the parks.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA €” Rainy weather and high winds over the past week has made fishing difficult. The forecast for this week calls for increased showers and there was a flash flood warning is in effect through Wednesday. Boating access has been increased on both Haymeadow and Coldsprings.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR €” The trout bite has slowed recently due to the warm water temperatures and seasonal weed growth. Bass action was awesome this past week for one angler who caught and released up to 30 largemouth bass. One fish topped five pounds. Crankbaits and plastic worms in root beer brown coloration with a green tail caught the fish. The most action was found on the south side of the reservoir.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR €” Bass and crappie action continues to be good while the trout bite has slowed dramatically, primarily because of increased water temperatures.

UPCOMING EVENTS €” The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be holding a free Introduction to Fly Fishing Class. This is a two-part class. The first begins Friday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the second is Saturday, July 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information and to register visit http://www.ndow.org/Education.


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