■ LAKE MEAD — The beat goes on in the Overton Arm as anglers continue to find fast action for striped bass. Swim baits in various shad patterns have been catching the fish. The action has been somewhat slower in the Boulder Basin, though anglers have experienced good nighttime fishing under submersible lights. The Vegas Wash arm is still producing fish on cut anchovies and lures. Catfish activity has picked up. The whisker fish are taking cut anchovies, sardines, stink baits and even corn. Fishermen are still finding largemouth and smallmouth bass in the backs of coves. With the water level rising, flooded brush should provide good cover.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Windy conditions buffeted anglers for much of the long holiday weekend. Striped bass action slowed, but the catfish bite remains good with anglers catching fish on commercial baits. Night crawlers, chicken liver and other traditional baits should also catch the whisker fish. Top-water and shallow-diving lures are catching largemouth and smallmouth bass. Anglers are also finding success with dark-colored plastics.
Striper fishing remains sluggish on the Colorado River near Willow Beach. The National Fish Hatchery at Willow Beach stocks about 3,000 rainbow trout every Friday. The best fishing is right after the release. Be prepared for the trout to move downriver.
■ LAUGHLIN — Striped bass and smallmouth bass are hitting baits from Davis Dam south of Casino Row. Anglers are also catching rainbow trout, with a few reportedly in the 20-inch range.
■ URBAN PONDS — Bluegill fishing picked up late last week at Floyd Lamb Park. Mealworms and rolled bread fished below a bobber will catch the fish. Anglers found action for stocked catfish after the fish plant May 20. The fish have been biting on stink baits, hot dog slices and night crawlers.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold temperatures and snow made fishing a challenge over the holiday weekend, but trout fishing remained good. PowerBait and spinners are catching the fish. Largemouth bass are still in prespawning mode, but the action is picking up, and some fishermen are “catching large bass,” area manager Marcus Jones said.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rain and snow showers sent some weekend campers packing, but persistent anglers are catching rainbow trout. Trout are biting spinners, lures, PowerBait, night crawlers and mini-marshmallows.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Despite cool and sometimes rainy conditions, anglers found what they were hoping for over the holiday weekend. Crappie are hitting on jigs fished below a bobber and brown, olive and black Woolly Buggers. Bass in the 1- to 2-pound range and rainbow trout are taking a variety of baits.