• LAKE MEAD — Anglers continue to find slow fishing, though the Vegas Wash area continues to produce stripers and catfish. Stripers have been hitting bait as well as top-water lures, and the cats are taking worms and anchovies. Shad have been seen in the Boulder Harbor area, where anglers in boats and on the fishing pier have caught stripers. Just north of the Hemenway launch ramp is also productive.
The first trout plant of the year is scheduled for Friday. Next week’s trout will be released Wednesday. Stocking sites are Boulder Harbor, Hemenway and Crawdad Cove.
• LAKE MOHAVE — There are reports of large stripers taking trout imitations near Willow Beach. Trout fishing has been much better, with rainbows taking salmon eggs, PowerBait in various colors and small spinners or lures.
Further south, fishing action has been hit-and-miss for striped and largemouth bass. Catfish fishermen are finding their catch on the bottom.
NDOW planted trout in Mohave for the first time this season on Tuesday. Plans call for another load on Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving. Stocking sites are Placer Cove, Aztec Wash and below Hoover Dam.
• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Stocked rainbows are hitting just about everything, from PowerWorms in yellow or pink to worms and PowerBait in a variety of colors. Flies and small hardware also are catching fish.
Anglers planning to catch and release should use small, single barbless hooks, handle the fish as little as possible and not use a cloth rag or towel when doing so. If need be, cut the line.
The limit is three fish.
A license and a trout stamp are required.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold temperatures have skim ice forming around the reservoir’s edges but melting by mid-morning. Fishing for rainbows is best during the warmer parts of the day.
Shore fishing is generally limited to the dams on each reservoir. Float tubers and boaters are finding success with flies and Rooster Tails.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — With daytime highs in the 50s and lows in the 20s, anglers need to go prepared for the cold. Skim ice should start forming around the edges, but probably will melt by mid-day.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Water is seasonally low, making fishing access difficult in some places, though trout are biting.