• LAKE MEAD — The trout bite has been good immediately following the Nevada Department of Wildlife weekly trout plants. Anglers have been catching trout off the docks at Hemenway and Boulder Harbor with PowerBait and catching a few stripers with shad.
Vegas Wash fishing has been fair with a few stripers caught with hardware or live shad.
NDOW plans for trout to be planted Friday at Hemenway, Boulder Harbor and Crawdad Cove.
• LAKE MOHAVE — One lucky angler reportedly reeled in a 28-pound striped bass while trolling with whole anchovies near Owl’s Point. Trolling with anchovies at depths of 30 to 50 feet has been producing stripers, and catfish have been taking baits fished on the bottom.
The Dec. 1 trout plant was postponed because of transportation issues, but NDOW should deliver trout at Placer, Powerline and Cottonwood coves no later than today. The federal hatchery at Willow Beach should plant trout in that area Friday.
• URBAN PONDS — Success for trout has diminished between stocking sessions.
Regardless of the technique used, anglers caught few fish over the holiday weekend. Leaving your bait and flies still, while looking for subtle takes, has been most productive.
NDOW planted trout Tuesday at Floyd Lamb Park, Lorenzi Park, Sunset Park, Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City and Hafen Park in Mesquite.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Road conditions are still good, but ice forming on the reservoirs has restricted fishermen to only a few areas with open water.
Some waterfowl hunters have been breaking up the ice while launching boats, but this is becoming more difficult. However, with plenty of waterfowl, hunters have been hunting in the meadow portions of the reservoirs.
It is recommended to call the management area at (775) 238-0240 before visiting.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Ice is forming in the northern part of the reservoir, but skim ice around the southern portion is melting by midday, making fishing off the dam or dock a good choice.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — There is no ice on Echo, with good water flow coming from the stream above the reservoir.
Action for rainbows continues to be good, though chilly weather is keeping anglers away.