FISHING REPORT

• LAKE MEAD — Anglers looking for some fun should try the Vegas Bay Arm for top-water striper action. The striped bass aren’t huge. For larger fish, try cut bait fished in deeper water. Boaters are finding success for striped bass using cut bait along the beaches between Hemenway and Pyramid Island. Shore fishing has been slow.

• LAKE MOHAVE — Trout fishing was slow at Willow Beach last weekend, though anglers caught fish on PowerBait, spinners and flies. Most success came downstream of the picnic area. The new fishing pier is open. At Cottonwood Cove, trolling near the mouths of coves continues to bring success for boaters seeking striped bass. Bucket mouths are taking top-water hardware. Shore anglers throwing bait and hardware are catching striped bass to the north and south of the marina.

• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Fishing for green sunfish and bluegill is good at Lorenzi Park. The pond at Floyd Lamb is giving up bluegill, bass and catfish. Anglers also should find good fishing for bluegill at Sunset Park and Veteran’s Memorial Park in Boulder City. Mealworms fished on small hooks are a good bait for bluegill and sunfish. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is planning to stock the urban ponds with catfish the week of July 21.

• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Reports of low water conditions are exaggerated. An NDOW fisheries biologist found the water to be down about 18 inches, normal for this time of year. To catch rainbow trout, fish early in the morning and late in the evening with worms or PowerBait.

• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Two-color jigs are catching crappie. Flavors of the week include black and white, as well as red and chartreuse. Try spinnerbaits and plastics for largemouth bass. Trout are holding in deep water along the dam.

• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing continues to be good for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. PowerBait, worms, spinners and flies are catching the rainbows. Spinnerbaits and plastics are taking the bass.

• ELY AREA — Illipah is producing rainbow and brown trout. Bait anglers can catch fish with PowerBait or worms, and fly fishermen might want to give nymphs or Woolly Buggers a try. Anglers also are catching rainbows and small browns at Cave Lake.

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