FISHING REPORT

FREE FISHING DAY — Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Nevada. No fishing license or trout stamp will be required, but all other regulations will be in effect.

There will be a special event with clinics and other activities at Hemenway Fishing Point at Lake Mead. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with activities scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

LAKE MEAD — Anglers fishing in the Overton Arm are finding good top-water action for striped bass. One group reported catching 85 stripers and keeping 26. The largest weighed in at nearly 4 pounds. The group was fishing in the area near Stewart’s Point.

Largemouth and smallmouth bass also are taking bait near Echo Bay. In the lower basin, both anglers and striped bass are finding shad in the Boulder Beach area. Try live shad or a shad imitation.

In the Vegas Bay arm, anglers are catching striped bass from Vegas Wash to Boxcar Cove. Trolling, still-fishing with live shad and throwing top-water lures have proved productive.

LAKE MOHAVE — Trout as large as 23 inches are being caught at Willow Beach, although the average length is closer to 15 inches. Shore anglers and boaters are having success with PowerBait and spinners. Fly anglers have been using Woolly Buggers. Striper fishing has been slow.

Near Cottonwood Cove, fishing remains good for shore and boat anglers, although windy conditions have hampered some efforts. Anglers are catching stripers and catfish off the point north of the marina. A 5-pound largemouth bass was landed in this area over the weekend.

Boaters have done well by trolling near the mouth of coves to the north and south of Cottonwood. Other anglers are having success trolling along the cliffs.

URBAN PONDS — Bluegill are popping mealworms at Floyd Lamb Park, as are a few rainbow trout. Largemouth bass also are active.

Catfish were planted in each of the urban ponds early this week.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — More than 9,000 rainbow trout were planted the first week of June. Combined with holdover fish from earlier plants, this should mean good trout fishing into the summer months. Anglers are catching the fish with small spinners and spoons, as well as with PowerBait and worms.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout can be found in deep water near the dam. For largemouth bass, look near structure and cover, where they can hang out in the shade.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout fishing is described as good to excellent. Shore fishermen and boaters are catching trout on PowerBait and spinners. Water temperatures have reached 60 degrees, which means good action for largemouth bass.

ELY AREA — Anglers are catching rainbow trout at Cave Lake and at Illipah Reservoir to the west. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are catching the fish.

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