Fishing Report

■ LAKE MEAD — The striped bass bite is best in the early-morning hours or from late afternoon into the nighttime hours, and anglers are reportedly finding striper boils around the lake. Boils are caused by stripers in a shad-eating frenzy at or near the surface. Though boaters are generally in a better position to benefit from striper boils, some shoreline anglers will be close enough to cast a lure into the boil. Stick baits, such as a Zara Spook, or white swimbaits fished through a boil will generally catch fish.

Fishermen are finding fair action for largemouth bass as rising water levels change habitat and structure almost daily. Anglers are having some success with plastics and crankbaits fished in areas with flooded vegetation.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers continue to find large striped bass in the waters below Willow Beach. One fish reportedly weighed in at more than 30 pounds and others better than 25. Trout-imitating swimbaits are catching the fish. The best action takes place in the early-morning and late-afternoon hours. Farther south, striper fishermen are seeing significant improvement near Katherine Landing. Fish weighing 3 to 5 pounds are taking cut anchovies, though some anglers also are getting into some top-water action. Striped bass action remains sluggish in the mid-lake area.

Fishing for catfish is good in water 20 feet deep or less.

■ LAUGHLIN — Striped bass action has picked up considerably on the Colorado River from Davis Dam south past Big Bend of River State Park. The fish are focusing heavily on crawdads. Action for rainbow trout has dropped off dramatically.

■ URBAN PONDS — Catfish action has been slow but is expected to improve after the next scheduled fish plant, which the Nevada Department of Wildlife plans to complete around July 15.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout action has really tapered off as daytime temperatures have increased. Anglers are still catching rainbows, but they are going to the bottom to find them. Bass are providing good action for anglers throwing plastics and top-water lures. Weed growth remains below average, leaving plenty of open water for anglers.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout fishing has slowed, though anglers are still catching fish. PowerBait, worms with mini-marshmallows, night crawlers and flies are generally productive on this water.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The largemouth bass bite remains good. Anglers are finding success with wacky-rigged Senkos and plastic worms. Baits in red or blue colorations are catching fish. Most fish are in the 10- to 12-inch range, but there are some reports of anglers catching fish in the 3- to 5-pound category.

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