Fishing Report

■ LAKE MEAD — Striper action continues to be slow in the Vegas Wash area. The fish caught are in the 20-inch range, and they are hitting cut anchovies. Anglers are still finding slight top-water action while trolling artificial baits.

Angling for catfish, which have been in the 3- to 8-pound range, is best at night while using anchovies. Anglers generally do well in the upper and lower basins with cut anchovies and commercial baits.

Largemouth and smallmouth bass have been taken in areas with newly flooded brush while using artificial lures and night crawlers.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers are finding action for catfish using night crawlers and anchovies. Nighttime hours are the most productive.

Striper fishing remains sluggish in the Cottonwood Cove area, but anglers are catching a few fish.

The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery plants rainbow trout every Friday. Anglers are catching stocked fish on common trout baits such as PowerBait, night crawlers and a variety of lures and spinners.

■ LAUGHLIN — Action for striped and smallmouth bass along with rainbow trout continues to slow along the river below Davis Dam.

■ URBAN PONDS — Fishing improved significantly after the July 15 plants. Anglers have found success for bluegill during the day. Catfish are being caught at night using mealworms and night crawlers.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Bass anglers using artificial lures and keeping out of the weeds are having good luck. Mornings and evenings continue to be the best, but fish can be caught during midday hours by focusing on shaded areas in the tule beds. Trout action is slow.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Morning and evening hours are best for trout. Anglers using a mix of spinners, Power Bait, night crawlers and artificial lures have had fair success.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Largemouth bass and crappie are biting. Anglers are catching bass that average a pound or so, while the crappie are pan-size. Using an artificial lure or a bobber with night crawlers or mealworms works best. Rainbow trout are still taking Power Bait and night crawlers. The best action is in the morning and evening.

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