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FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Fishing has picked up this past week. Striped bass have turned their attention to trout at B-5 road, and shore anglers have reeled in fish weighing as much as 17 pounds. Fish in the 8- and 10-pound class have been caught. One boat angler hooked a 27-pounder while trolling in the Saddle Cove area. He also boated a 16-pound fish. Trout anglers have found success for stocked rainbows at B-5 road as well as B-4. Windy conditions slowed activity in the Hemenway area.

LAKE MOHAVE — Fishing continues to be slow, though some bass anglers have been catching a few largemouth bass near Katherine Landing. Cold temperatures have combined with wind and rain to keep boat anglers on shore and make shore fishing miserable. Anglers making the trip from Las Vegas to Cottonwood Cove have turned around after seeing white caps on the lake. Fishing pressure at Willow Beach also has been slow.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Despite rough weather to the north, the Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked ponds with rainbow trout. Anglers have been catching fish on small flies, spinners and prepared baits. Olive woolly buggers, Copper Johns, Brassies and Pheasant Tails fished below a strike indicator have been productive, as have silver Panther Martins or Mepp’s spinners. The limit at these ponds is three fish. If you catch fish and give them away, they still count in your limit.

LAUGHLIN — Anglers have been catching stocked rainbow trout in the Colorado River below Davis Dam. Marshmallows, PowerBait, flies and spinners have been taking fish in the 12-inch range.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Recent reports have the ice at 8 to 10 inches thick, but always double-check conditions before venturing out too far. Fish with PowerBait or worms starting just below the ice, and work your way down until you get into the fish.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The ice is 8 inches thick, but the reservoir is shallow.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — With few exceptions, the reservoirs are completely iced over, though conditions are not completely safe. Some anglers have tested the ice conditions and pulled in plump rainbows on PowerBait. Roads on the management area are open and passable, but a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Be prepared for winter snow conditions.

FREE FLY-TYING WORKSHOP — NDOW will have a free fly-tying workshop at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23. Participants in this entry-level course will learn the basics of tying fishing flies: equipment, materials, terminology and techniques for creating flies. All equipment and materials will be provided. Call 486-5127.

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