• LAKE MEAD — During a recent Striper Club tournament, all but two of the 25 boats weighed in fish that were caught on anchovies, by jigging baits or throwing surface lures. Small boils are being seen along the beaches from the fishing pier north. Anglers have caught small stripers and smallmouth bass in the area. Fish also are being caught from the Hemenway fishing pier.
The pier in Boulder Harbor, where Lake Mead Marina once stood, has produced some fish, but action has been sluggish. Striper action has slowed in the Vegas Bay arm, but catfish have been taking bait.
• LAKE MOHAVE — Shore and boat anglers are finding good fishing out of Cottonwood Cove. The point north of the marina has been a hot spot for those still-fishing with cut bait. Boaters continue to do well while trolling and still-fishing the coves to the north and south of Cottonwood. Stripers up to 6 pounds are taking whole anchovies, and cut bait is producing larger quantities of smaller stripers and catfish up to 4 pounds.
At Willow Beach, two anglers limited out on 12-inch rainbow trout while fishing near Jumbo Wash Island with orange PowerBait in the early morning hours — pre-5:30 a.m. — Sunday. Fishing from the new pier was slow last weekend, but some fish were caught on Rainbow PowerBait and night crawlers. Striper fishing from the shore is slow, but one angler netted a 38-inch, 19-pound striper while trolling a swimbait near the marina.
Last weekend, several stripers ranging from 5 to 33 pounds were caught from the marina south to Monkey Hole. Bluegill are being seen from the Chalk Cliffs downstream.
• URBAN PONDS — Catfish were stocked in area urban ponds Sept. 18. The next plant is scheduled the week of Oct. 13 and will be the last catfish plant of the year.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Despite windy conditions, anglers participating in a one-fly tournament last weekend netted more than 200 trout. Not bad for 18 fishermen. Most were using olive or brown fly patterns such as Woolly Buggers and Hare’s Ear nymphs.
Shore anglers are catching planter-size rainbows on PowerBait and small spinners.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Top-water action continues for largemouth bass. Anglers might have to pull weeds from their propellers now and again, but the catch might be worth it.