FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — The Vegas Bay arm has been giving up a lot of small striped bass, but this week a lucky angler reeled in a 20-pound striper.

Anglers fishing out of Callville Bay are finding good action for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Catfish also have been biting.

Fishing along the beaches was slow last weekend, but that could be because of boating traffic.

In the Overton Arm, striped bass have been taking lures, live shad and anchovies.

LAKE MOHAVE — Salmon egg-flavored PowerBait has been the key for trout anglers at Willow Beach. One group Sunday caught 27 trout in about seven hours, but most anglers averaged one or two fish in one to three hours. The average length of the trout was 121/2 inches. The best fishing was found south of the picnic area. Striper fishing in this part of the lake is slow.

By contrast, anglers are finding good conditions at Cottonwood Cove. Small stripers are taking baits near the point north of the marina. Boat anglers are catching fish of a larger size by trolling with whole anchovies or sardines. Success has come in the morning and evening.

URBAN PONDS — Bluegill are taking mealworms and pieces of night crawlers fished on the bottom at Floyd Lamb Park. Anglers also are taking the occasional rainbow trout.

Fishing slows at Sunset and Lorenzi parks this time of the year because these waters have little shade and the fish are in deep water and holding near any cover they can find. For catfish, use stink baits, night crawlers or chicken livers fished on the bottom.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Crews are working to restore the reservoir’s aeration system, but fishing remains fair to good for stocked rainbows. Weeds are not an issue, but anglers will encounter algae. PowerBait and worms are catching the fish.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Though the water is low, anglers are finding fair to good fishing for small bass, crappie and rainbow trout. Fly anglers can take advantage of feeding activity. Weeds are becoming an issue, but fish can be caught by casting to open areas.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout and largemouth bass are being caught at area reservoirs. Trout are taking flies, bait and rooster tails. Bass are hitting hardware and plastics.

ELY AREA — Cave Lake is fishing well. Anglers are finding plenty of rainbow trout, most in the 12-inch planter class.

Illipah is providing good action for stocked rainbows as well as a few fish in the 14- to 16-inch category. A few German browns also are showing up in the catch.

The pike population in Comins is beginning to crash after the toothy fish decimated the lake’s other species.

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