■ LAKE MEAD — Hot temperatures have pushed fishermen into the nighttime and early morning hours. Most are off the water by 8:30 a.m. Anglers working the Echo Bay area have had good results for catfish. Stewarts Point is giving up whisker fish as large as 6 pounds, making nighttime fishing worth the effort. Striper action remains slow, though anglers are connecting with fish in deep water below shad.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — The waters below Willow Beach continue to give up large striped bass, many weighing in the double-digit range and some more than 25 pounds. Anglers are finding the best action before sunrise but also are catching fish in the late evening. Large plugs and swimbaits, such as the 9-inch Spro, AC Plug or LA Slider, are catching the fish. Trout anglers are catching limits of 12- to 14-inch stocked rainbows with silver-bladed spinners, Kastmasters and PowerBait.
Midlake striper action is hit-and-miss. Intermittent winds are making things difficult, though anglers are finding good action for catfish from 2 to as much as 8 pounds. Whisker fish are hitting throughout the day, but the bite is best at dusk and dawn. Commercial catfish bait, night crawlers and anchovies are catching fish. Bluegill hanging out near shallow cover also are hitting night crawlers.
Largemouth bass action is slow to fair.
■ LAUGHLIN — Anglers are catching rainbow trout along Casino Row. These are holdovers from past fish plants, though some are in the 20-inch class. Striped bass fishing is slow to fair from below Davis Dam south past the Big Bend of River State Park.
■ URBAN PONDS — Fishing remains slow for stocked catfish. Bluegill and largemouth bass are active at Floyd Lamb Park.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Weedy conditions continue to hamper trout and bass anglers, though trout fishermen have found some open water and success off the dam at Cold Springs. Rainbow trout are taking PowerBait.
Anglers are finding fishing difficult at Haymeadow. Warm water temperatures have driven bass into deeper water, and anglers will need to fish around the weeds. The upper ends of the reservoirs are now open to fishing.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing remains good for rainbow trout and largemouth bass as large as 2½ pounds. The most productive times are the hour right before sunset and the first hour after sunrise. Trout are biting on rainbow PowerBait and night crawlers with mini-marshmallows. Anglers will find weedy conditions along the shoreline.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout and crappie are biting at the Lincoln County reservoir, but the largemouth bass bite has slowed. Fish the dam and south shoreline for crappie and trout. For largemouth bass, work the now-emerging islands. The trout are taking PowerBait and night crawlers with mini-marshmallows, and the crappie are hitting small, brightly colored jigs.