• LAKE MEAD — It’s the time of year for striper boils. Look for them throughout the lake, but especially in the triangle formed by Sand Island, Government Wash and Boxcar Cove or along the beaches.
In the Overton Arm, check the islands or the area near Stewart’s Point. Cut bait has been taking stripers along the beaches. Catfish also have been active.
• LAKE MOHAVE — Fishing has been good for shore and boat anglers near Cottonwood Cove, though thunderstorms have made conditions interesting at times. Fish are hitting at all hours, but the most productive time is from late evening through mid-morning.
Most stripers are small, with the occasional larger fish coming in. Catfish are averaging from 1 to 4 pounds. Largemouth bass are taking top-water and shallow-diving lures.
At Willow Beach, trout anglers are doing well from the new fishing pier, as well as from shore. Most trout are in the 12-inch range, though two 6-pound fish were caught late last week.
Rooster Tails, PowerBait, PowerWorms and night crawlers are catching fish. Stripers are taking anchovies and swimbaits. They are most active in the early morning.
• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Use small hooks and mealworms to entice bites from bluegill and green sunfish. For catfish, go with shrimp, night crawlers or stink baits.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Some folks are catching fish and some aren’t. That’s the bottom line. PowerBait, worms or a combination of mini marshmallows and a worm are good bait options. Periodic thunderstorms and the subsequent runoff will make the water murky at times. Weeds are creating a few problems for shore anglers.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Fishing pressure is light and water levels remain low, though anglers are catching a few rainbow trout and largemouth bass.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs continue to provide good action for rainbow trout. One fly-fisherman reported catching several large rainbows at Haymeadow, but trout fishing remains slow at Adams-McGill. Largemouth bass are hitting at all three reservoirs. Don’t forget to bring insect repellent with Deet, because the late-afternoon mosquito hatch can make life a little rough.