■ LAKE MEAD — Shad can be found throughout the lake, and that means good top-water striper action when anglers can find striper boils. The Vegas Wash, Government Wash, Boulder Harbor, Hemenway and Echo Bay areas are giving up fish. Though most fish are on the small side — 1½ to 3 pounds — anglers are catching larger fish as well. Largemouth and smallmouth bass also are on the prowl. Spinner baits, Rattle Traps and poppers have been taking the fish.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Striped bass action is slow for those anglers launching out of Cottonwood Cove, but catfish action is making up for it. Anglers throwing plastics are finding success for largemouth and smallmouth bass. As it has for the past few weeks, Willow Beach continues to provide action for striped bass. The fish are taking large swim baits and plugs.
■ LAUGHLIN — Anglers are catching striped bass and a few carry-over rainbow trout along Casino Row and south toward Big Bend State Park. For smallmouth bass, work the rocky shorelines. The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery will begin its fall and winter stocking program in this area of the Colorado River in October.
■ URBAN PONDS — Catfish action has been slow but should pick up after this week’s fish plant. Hot dog slices, night crawlers and commercial catfish baits will catch the fish. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will have one more catfish plant in October.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Weedy conditions continue to make fishing difficult, though largemouth bass still are hitting baits. Trout fishing is slow.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout action has been fair to good, though boaters have been enjoying better catch rates than shore anglers. The fish are biting on PowerBait and night crawlers.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The bass bite has tapered off, but crappie still are providing anglers with excitement. PowerBait and night crawlers are catching rainbow trout, most in the 10- to 13-inch rage. Work the deep water along the dam.