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FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Fishing action has slowed in the past week, though anglers have been catching striped bass and catfish along the beaches north of Hemenway and in the Vegas Bay arm. Anglers are using cut bait as well as throwing hardware. Boaters also have found success for stripers and catfish while fishing near the tires at Hemenway. One angler reported catching several stripers and a smallmouth bass while casting a jerkbait.

LAKE MOHAVE — Trout fishing slowed last weekend, but some anglers caught their limit of stocked rainbow trout. One angler reeled in 16 fish during a two-hour period using salmon egg-scented PowerBait.

Caught trout are averaging 121/2 inches in length. Striped bass anglers are finding little success.

Because of the July 4 holiday, the Willow Beach fish hatchery will stock trout today.

Shore anglers continue to have success for striped bass from points to the north and south of Cottonwood Cove. Trolling outside of coves is bringing success to boaters.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Construction traffic has done little to slow the bite at Lorenzi Park. Green sunfish, bluegill, catfish and carp are taking bait. Sunfish, largemouth bass and catfish are active at Floyd Lamb Park. Sunset Park pond, and the pond at Veterans Memorial Park offers good fishing for warm-water fish such as bluegill.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing has been slow as warm daytime temperatures drive trout to deep water. Fishing is best in the early morning and late evening for those still-fishing with PowerBait or worms.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie and bass are hitting baits. Crappie are taking jigs in black and white or red and chartreuse color combinations. Trout fishing has slowed as the weather has warmed.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Angling pressure has dropped in recent weeks, probably because of high fuel costs. Fishing is good for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Weeds are not yet a problem, and water levels are good. Spinnerbaits and plastics are taking bass. Olive Woolly Buggers, PowerBait and spinners are catching trout.

ELY AREA — Largemouth bass fishing is good on Comins Lake, and anglers looking for pike are finding them. Anglers at Cave Lake are catching stocked rainbows along with an occasional brown trout.

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