* LAKE MEAD — Two 7-pound striped bass were reeled in during a fishing tournament over Father’s Day weekend. One of the fish slammed a lure despite having a 14-inch striper in its throat. This hungry fish and several others were caught in the Overton Arm near Echo Bay. The area from Vegas Bay to Boxcar Cove continues to produce stripers and catfish, and the Boulder Beach area is giving up a few fish as well. Reports of top-water action have been coming in. Stripers also have been hitting live shad and anchovies.
* LAKE MOHAVE — Shore and boat anglers are catching stocked rainbows with PowerBait, spinners and flies at Willow Beach. The fish are averaging 12 inches in length. The National Park Service is constructing a new fishing pier, so trout are being stocked near the kayak launch. Striper fishing has been slow.
Stripers are still bending rods at Cottonwood Cove. Those fishing from shore are using prepared bait fished in the early morning and late evening. Boaters are catching fish up to 6 pounds while trolling just outside of coves and along the cliffs in Cottonwood Basin. Largemouth bass are still hitting baits. A 5-pound bucket mouth took big-fish honors during a weekend tournament. The winning weight was 14 pounds.
* LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife recently stocked catfish in each of the five urban ponds: Floyd Lamb Park, Lorenzi Park, Sunset Park, Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City and Hafen Park in Mesquite. Bluegill are taking mealworms fished on the bottom at Floyd Lamb Park. Despite the heat, anglers are still catching a few rainbow trout as well.
* LAUGHLIN — No report.
* EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout are providing anglers with fishing opportunities at this small reservoir. NDOW has stocked the fishery with catchable fish. Summer temperatures will cause fishing to slow as the fish go deep during the daytime to escape the warm temperatures.
* ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — PowerBait or a combination of mini marshmallows and worms should work for rainbow trout. Look for pockets of cover in deep water that provide the fish with shade during the day.
* KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — The most recent word is anglers are finding good fishing for stocked rainbows and largemouth bass. Bucket mouths have been hitting spinnerbaits and plastics, and trout are taking PowerBait and spinners.
* ELY AREA — Illipah and Cave Lake are giving up pan-size rainbow trout, though some fish are pushing 14 inches or more. Try PowerBait, spinners, worms or flies.