■ LAKE MEAD — Action for striped bass remains sluggish, but anglers are still catching fish. Live shad have been the most productive bait and still can be netted in what’s left of the Vegas Wash arm and other backwaters. Stripers are biting on cut anchovies and sardines. Patience is the key because you’re looking for moving schools of fish. LA Sliders thrown near the trout-plant locations are also producing fish, some weighing in at more than 10 pounds. Catfish action is slow.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Whether working from boats or on shore, anglers are finding slow fishing for striped bass and catfish. Some success has come to those drift fishing with anchovies or trolling in deeper waters. Largemouth bass are beginning to show. Anglers have had success with top-water and shallow-diving lures. The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery plants rainbow trout every Friday on the Colorado River just below the hatchery. Rainbows are generally aggressive fish and will bite on traditional baits such as salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait but will also hit small spinners and lures.
■ URBAN PONDS — Action for stocked rainbows continues to be inconsistent. Productive baits include PowerWorms, PowerBait, worms, small lures and spinners. Up-to-date stocking information is available by calling 486-6738.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing activity has been slow as anglers wait for consistent water conditions. All reservoirs were free of ice last week, but, with cold nighttime temperatures, anglers might find ice, especially in the early morning.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Six inches of ice still covers the reservoir, but water is beginning to show along the edges. Fishermen are catching trout near the launch ramp and dock as well as above Copper Point. Use caution when venturing onto the ice. Night crawlers combined with mini marshmallows and PowerBait are catching fish.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The ice has come off this Lincoln County reservoir, though fishing activity has been limited. Anglers might find skim ice first thing in the morning.