FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Anglers are finding good striper action using a variety of baits and techniques. Jigging and still-fishing with cut bait are taking fish from 33 Hole to the Vegas Wash inlet. Two fish weighing in at 8 and 9 pounds were reeled in from the area over the weekend. Top-water action associated with boils is starting to pick up.

Anglers are catching fish while trolling along the beaches. Nighttime fishing for stripers and catfish is good, with both fish taking anchovies fished under lights.

LAKE MOHAVE — Fishing for catfish and stripers remains good from the shoreline and from boats near Cottonwood Cove. Shore fishermen are reeling in larger quantities of fish, but they are smaller than those taken by boaters, who are finding most success while trolling at depths averaging 20 feet.

Nevada Department of Wildlife creel clerks have received reports that shad are holding in the backs of coves.

At Willow Beach, the fishing has slowed again, although a 23-inch, 41/2-pound rainbow trout was caught over the weekend. The lucky angler was using PowerBait.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Late-afternoon and evening hours are best to catch stocked catfish at urban ponds. A shipment of fish was stocked in the ponds last week.

NDOW has received reports that anglers are keeping too many fish. The limit is three game fish, regardless of species.

Bluegill have been actively taking baits such as mealworms or earthworms.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Typical of the warm season, fishing has been slow at this Lincoln County facility. The best action is found early in the morning and in the evening hours, with worms, floating bait, small spinners or flies. Combining a mini-marshmallow with a worm will keep the bait out of the weeds.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Low water and weeds have made fishing slow and difficult.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Anglers continue to find fast action for largemouth bass. Adams-McGill provided one pair of anglers with a 50-fish day last week.

The Nevada Bass Federation held its Junior Bassmaster tournament over the weekend, and the kids caught fish both days while throwing dark-colored plastics and buzzbaits.

ELY AREA — Cave Lake and Illipah continue to provide good action for trout anglers. In a recent study, NDOW biologists found that brown trout account for the highest percentage of the reservoir’s fish population in 20 years. In addition to recently stocked rainbows, there also has been good carryover from prior plants.

The people who destroyed the Comins Lake trout fishery by illegally planting northern pike can now see how they have damaged the fishing. With food sources decimated, the pike being caught are in poor condition.

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