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FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Anglers have been catching small stripers and catfish in the Vegas Bay Arm and from the shoreline at 33-Hole. A few stripers have been caught while chasing shad in Gypsum Wash.

Striper boils are being seen along the beaches, but they are brief, and most fish are small. Fishing for largemouth bass has been slow, though jigging and top-water techniques are taking fish.

A reminder: Fishing is not allowed inside the no-wake buoys or tires of the marinas.

LAKE MOHAVE — Shore anglers continue to find good fishing within walking distance of Cottonwood Cove. Coves and points to the north and south of the marina are producing striped bass and catfish for fishermen who are still-fishing with cut or prepared baits.

Stripers are small, in the 7- to 14-inch range, and whisker fish are averaging 15 to 20 inches in length. Boaters who are trolling are netting stripers up to 25 inches. One group brought in more than 40 stripers, with several weighing between 3 and 6 pounds.

Saturday has been designated as Cove Cleanup Day, and volunteers are invited to join in the fun.

The new Willow Beach fishing pier has provided success for trout anglers who have been catching stocked rainbows on Super Dupers, Rooster Tails, flies, worms and PowerBait. Shore anglers also have been catching trout.

Striper anglers are finding success from boats near Placer Cove and Nelson’s Landing, though one angler pulled in a 15-pound striper while casting a swimbait near the hatchery outflow.

URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife won’t begin stocking rainbow trout until the water temperatures cool significantly. In the meantime, there still are plenty of stocked catfish as well as sunfish and bluegill for anglers. One more catfish plant is scheduled for next week.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Cooling water temperatures have livened up the trout fishing at this Lincoln County water.

Anglers have been catching stocked rainbow and tiger trout using worms, marshmallows, spinners and PowerBait. Fly patterns in olive and brown colors also have been productive.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie, stocked rainbow trout and small bass have provided anglers with some action. The water level is low, so fish are concentrated.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Duck season begins Saturday, so anglers and hunters will be sharing the water when the sun comes up. In some cases, hunters also will be fishing.

For trout, try PowerBait, spinners and flies. Anglers have had success catching bass with plastics and spinnerbaits.

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