• LAKE MEAD — Fishing activity has slowed, but anglers are finding top-water action for striped bass from 33 Hole and Government Wash to Boxcar Cove.
One angler reportedly caught several fish from a boil near Sand Island while throwing a silver and black Rapala and a chrome Kastmaster. Jigging also has been productive. Nighttime fishing with anchovies under artificial lights is catching catfish and stripers.
Fishing has been slow along the beaches, but anglers are still catching fish near the tires at Hemenway.
• LAKE MOHAVE — Two large stripers, one weighing in at 40 pounds and the other at 18, were caught last weekend with an AC Plug of the 12-inch minnow variety. The fish were brought in below Willow Beach.
Shore angling numbers are down, but fishing has been good for stocked rainbows.
Fishing in the Cottonwood Cove area remains good for shore anglers and boaters.
Stripers are active north of the marina, and catfish are active to the south.
• URBAN PONDS — Bluegill, bass and stocked catfish await anglers at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi, Sunset and Veterans Memorial parks.
For bluegill, a good bait choice is mealworms. For catfish, go with stink baits, night crawlers or shrimp.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers are catching stocked rainbows, but the action is sluggish. Boaters are generally more successful than shore anglers. PowerBait and worms are the baits of choice.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — It’s mid-summer, and that means low water conditions at this Lincoln County location. Fishing is slow, but anglers are catching small bass and rainbow trout.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Bass and trout are keeping anglers busy at this management area about 70 miles north of Ash Springs.
Shore anglers are doing well with prepared baits and hardware while fishing from the dams at Haymeadow and Cold Springs. Fly-fishermen also are catching fish. Bass action is good at those reservoirs and Adams-McGill, but weed growth is making access tough on Adams-McGill.
• ELY AREA — Anglers should find good fishing for rainbow and brown trout at Illipah Reservoir, though irrigation activities are drawing down water levels.