■ LAKE MEAD — Striper fishing is slow, but anglers still managed to reel in nice fish over the weekend. At least three reportedly tipped the scales at more than 13 pounds and another at nearly 11 pounds. Two of those fish were caught at opposite ends of Boulder Basin, one off the beaches near Hemenway and the other at Crawdad Cove. Though the overall bite remains sluggish, smaller stripers will take cut anchovies and sardines. Largemouth bass should start moving up into shallower water in preparation for the spawn. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will plant trout Friday at Crawdad Cove and Hemenway.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Trout fishing has been hit or miss following weekly trout plants at Willow Beach. Super Dupers, Little Jakes and Rooster Tails are the best at catching the fish. Some anglers have found success while casting to passing schools as the fish swim up and down the shoreline. PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms will work when still-fishing. NDOW stocking plans call for a trout plant today at Placer Cove and Aztec Wash. Striper action is slow, though some fish are taking cut anchovies drifted at depths from 30 to 40 feet. Black bass are providing action on plastics and lures.
■ URBAN PONDS — The NDOW stocked rainbow trout Tuesday at Floyd Lamb Park, Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City and Hafen Park in Mesquite. Sunset Park did not receive fish this week. With seasonal trout plants winding down, the NDOW is preparing to ramp up its warm-weather stocking program. The agency is looking at mid-April for the year’s first catfish plant.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout action generally is good between ice off and early June when the heat arrives. Shoreline access is limited to the dam at each reservoir, but fishing near the dams can be productive. Float tubes and boats create more fishing opportunities. Fishing pressure has been light. Go prepared for inclement weather.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The ice is breaking up, and water is open along all shorelines. The top end of the reservoir from Copper Point down is open, and the rest of the reservoir might be free of ice by early next week. Rainbow trout are taking mealworms, PowerBait and earthworms, but don’t overlook small, brightly colored lures.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The reservoir is full. Anglers are catching stocked rainbow trout, and even a few crappie are beginning to take baits.