■ LAKE MEAD — Striper action is slow, especially for those fishing from the shoreline. Boaters in the Boulder Basin have managed to land a few fish while drifting cut anchovies and sardines at locations such as the Kingman and Vegas washes. Catfish also have been reluctant to bite, though carp are biting at corn. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are in spawning mode and can be found in shallow water. Try jigs and plastics.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers are having success for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Smallies are in spawning mode, and bucket mouths are thinking about it. Jigs and plastics are catching the fish. Striper action is slow, though some fish are taking drifted anchovies in the midlake area. The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery stocks rainbow trout every Friday morning just below the facility at Willow Beach.
■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked catfish April 14 at each of the Las Vegas area’s urban ponds. Stink baits and night crawlers fished on the bottom are generally productive. The next plant is scheduled for mid-May.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Rainbow trout are keeping anglers busy at the reservoirs in this management area. Adams-McGill, Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs have been productive for anglers using PowerBait, worms and small spinners.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers throwing spinners and lures have found fast action for stocked rainbows. Mini-marshmallows, white PowerEggs and worms also are catching fish, but the bite is a little slower.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Anglers are having success with rainbow trout. The fish are hitting white PowerBait products and white mini-marshmallows. Shiny hardware also is productive this time of year. Cool temperatures have slowed crappie action, but patient anglers might find success along the dam.