FISHING REPORT

LAKE MEAD — Shad have returned to Vegas Wash, and most striped bass anglers are catching and using live shad. Top-water action has yet to pick up, but some fishermen have been catching a few fish with hardware. Shore anglers have had success along the beaches near Hemenway.

In the Overton Arm, fishermen have been taking a few fish on lures in the Pumphouse Bay area and south of Echo Bay. Others have had success by trolling between Fire Cove and Overton Beach.

LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers finally are starting to see an improvement in striped bass fishing, and overall angler activity is picking up. Last weekend, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens checked two boats whose occupants had caught more than 20 stripers. One of the fish topped 10 pounds, with a few others hitting 6. The anglers reportedly released several fish in the 1- to 1 1/2-pound range. Most of the fish were taken on cut bait and shad, but lures also caught a few fish. Other anglers found success by trolling anchovies or throwing hardware mimicking minnows or shad.

Arizona Bay, the cliffs near mile marker 30, and the area north of Cottonwood Cove have been producing fish.

Largemouth bass have been hitting plastics and spinner baits during recent tournaments. Fish have been caught in Nevada Bay, Ski Cove, Cottontail Cove and other coves to the north and south of Cottonwood Cove. Plastics and spinner baits worked.

Trout anglers continue to have success at Willow Beach using spinners and PowerBait.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Ponds at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City, Hafen Park in Mesquite and Sunset Park received a shipment of catfish Tuesday. Lorenzi Park and Floyd Lamb State Park are scheduled to receive catfish Saturday.

Night crawlers, chicken livers, shrimp and commercially prepared baits can be productive. A few rainbow trout still are cruising the park waters, but hot temperatures will have them holding in deep shade or near fresh water sources where incoming water cools temperatures.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rainbow, tiger and brown trout can be caught. Small spinners, PowerBait, worms and flies generally are productive.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Anglers can have success for multiple species in this reservoir, which is home to largemouth bass, crappie and rainbow trout. Try plastics and jigs for bass and crappie. Rainbows favor PowerBait, worms, flies and hardware.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Water temperatures are pushing the 70-degree mark, and that has trout looking for deeper, cooler water. Anglers are still catching trout from the dams at Cold Springs and Haymeadow, though action has slowed considerably. Rainbow colored PowerBait and spinners have been taking fish, but fly-fishing success has tapered off. Float tubers and boaters have had luck while trolling Mepps spinners.

COMINS LAKE — Trout fishing is still slow, but pike fishing is keeping anglers busy. Fish as large as 24 pounds have been taken from the White Pine County reservoir. Anglers are taking fish in all age classes, with many of them in the 24- to 28-inch category. Last weekend, one angler reeled in a 22-pound fish that measured 41 inches long. Anglers are catching the fish with striper hardware, big Rapalas and lures resembling rainbow trout.

At Cave Lake, rainbow trout are taking PowerBait, worms and spinners. Illipah is also fishing well. Fly anglers are reeling in fish with bead head nymphs and midges.

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