FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Fishing is fair along the beaches north of Hemenway and near the fishing pier. Anglers are seeing lots of small striper boils in the area and catching some fish. Most are small.

One angler has been catching stripers by trolling in his kayak.

Stripers in the 8- to 10-inch range are taking baits near the pier at Boulder Harbor — where Lake Mead Marina used to be. Top-water lures and jigging techniques still are taking small stripers in the Vegas Bay area.

LAKE MOHAVE — Optimal fishing time is from early to mid-morning. With the water temperature dropping, anglers are beginning to catch larger stripers at shallower depths.

Locations that were giving up 9- to 14-inch stripers last week now are yielding fish measuring 19 inches plus and weighing more than 2 pounds.

Still-fishing and trolling techniques are productive in coves near Cottonwood Cove. Catfish as large as 4 pounds are being caught near the marina.

Trout fishing continues to be good at Willow Beach, with success coming on a variety of baits, including PowerBait in various colors, Berkley Gulp worms and yellow PowerEggs.

The bite is good throughout the day from the pier and along the shoreline.

Boaters are finding less success. Swimbaits and Bomber Long-A’s are taking a few striped bass, though fishing is sluggish overall. There are reports of some fish in the 8- to 9-pound class and one that weighed 35 pounds.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Cold temperatures and windy conditions slowed fishing activity last weekend. The Nevada Department of Wildlife scheduled the last catfish plant of the year for today and plans to begin stocking rainbow trout in each of the ponds in early November.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing action is good, with anglers reeling in limits of stocked rainbow and tiger trout. The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted about 5,000 rainbows the last week of September.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie fishing has slowed considerably, but rainbow trout action has picked up.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Anglers and duck hunters are finding skim ice on the reservoirs in the early mornings, but it melts off quickly as the days warm.

Trout fishing is best at Cold Springs and Haymeadow. Bass still are active but not until midday.

Duck season got off to a good start, with hunters finding success on all reservoirs. A total of 152 hunters harvested an average of 2.38 birds per hunter last weekend.

Be prepared for quick changes in weather conditions.

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