NEVADA FISHING REPORT
LAKE MEAD — Windy conditions have slowed fishing activity, though fishermen focusing on catfish have had good luck with stink baits and anchovies. Striper action has been steady for those using cut bait, but top-water season has arrived. There are reports of boils in the area from Boulder Harbor to Boxcar Cove. Black bass are reportedly taking plastics in coves. The current water elevation is about 1,075 feet. Be mindful of emerging rocks and sandbars.
LAKE MOHAVE — Largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been good. Shelves and the backs of coves are producing the most fish. Anglers are finding success for bluegill and stripers both near the dam.
LAUGHLIN — The Colorado River is giving up striped bass and catfish. Anchovies fished below Davis Dam are catching the fish. Most are in the 1.5- to 2-pound range, though anglers are catching some that are a little larger. According to the folks at Rusty’s Riviera Marina, a Henderson man reeled in a 7.2-pound striper from the Nevada side of the river. The best action seems to be between the dam and the Big Bend area.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Streamers and lures have been catching largemouth bass at Sunset Park. The fish aren’t large, perhaps 8 to 10 inches, but they are fun to catch.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — High winds have made fishing difficult for most of the past week. An increase in aquatic vegetation also has started to limit access on area reservoirs, especially Adams-McGill. Calmer weather is expected, and fishing should improve.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout action has slowed dramatically, and seasonal weed growth is making things difficult for anglers. Anglers are catching some bass with crank baits and plastic root beer colored worms with a chartreuse tail. Work the edges of the weed beds and look for pockets of open water.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Anglers are finding slow action for rainbow trout, but the crappie are keeping them busy. Crappie are taking small Gitzits in root beer colorations. Fish them about 3 to 4 feet below a bobber. Small bass are hitting well and taking plastic worms and spinner baits.