• LAKE MEAD — Windy conditions again have hampered fishing activity. A handful of trout were caught after the Nevada Department of Wildlife trout plant at Hemenway and Saddle Cove.
Anglers participating in a striper tournament last weekend caught some nice fish — one weighed almost 10 pounds. Trollers caught most of the fish. Action in the Las Vegas Wash area has slowed.
• LAKE MOHAVE — Striper anglers at Willow Beach have been catching fish on large baits such as the Spro BBZ-1 and AC plugs designed to resemble trout. One angler reportedly caught two striped bass that weighed 20 and 32 pounds. The recent catch includes numerous fish weighing from 4 to 11 pounds.
Anglers have been catching fish up the river and down the river from Willow Beach. Anglers also have been catching stripers as large as 9 pounds near Aztec Wash and Placer Cove. Trout anglers have been catching fish on spinners and PowerBait.
The storm that blew through Cottonwood Cove last weekend slowed fishing activity. Some anglers have netted striped bass while trolling with prepared bait. Bass anglers found success for largemouths in a recent tournament. The winning five-fish limit weighed about 17 pounds. The fish were caught on top- and shallow-water lures in water less than 20 feet deep.
• LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — High winds have made fishing difficult. Small Panther Martin or Mepps spinners are good hardware choices. NDOW planted trout in all of the ponds last week. Plans call for one more plant next week, but water temperatures above 60 degrees could preclude the final plant in all but the pond at Floyd Lamb Park.
• LAUGHLIN — Fishing is slow at the southern end of Lake Mohave. Anglers are catching stocked rainbow trout along the Colorado River from Davis Dam to Casino Row. The fish have been taking spinners, PowerBait and worms.
• EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The ice isn’t safe, but anglers can fish by standing on the dock and drilling holes through the ice. Fishermen have been averaging three to five trout per day using worms or PowerBait.
• ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Echo is nearly full and should get a load of rainbow trout in the next week or two.
• KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Winds have battered the area and slowed fishing activity.
• COMINS LAKE — This reservoir east of Ely still has plenty of ice.