■ LAKE MEAD — The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked trout Tuesday near the Hemenway fishing pier and at Crawdad Cove. The next plant is scheduled for Jan. 7 at those same locations and at Boulder Harbor if the water level is high enough and the water temperature cool enough. Thereafter, most plants will take place on Fridays. Weekly plant information is available at 702-486-6738. Planter trout head for cover as soon as possible after being released and tend to remain in schools as they move.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Rainbow trout plants took place Tuesday at Placer and Powerline coves east of the small community of Nelson. The next plant is scheduled for Jan. 13 at Aztec Wash and Placer Cove. Anglers were out in force at Willow Beach last weekend, but trout action was slow along the shoreline.
■ URBAN PONDS — A variety of spinners and yellow PowerWorms have been catching stocked rainbow trout, but don’t overlook other baits such as worms and marshmallows. The next trout plant is scheduled for Tuesday. For catch-and-release fishing, use single barbless hooks and don’t use towels when handling the fish.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Unseasonably warm temperatures and rainy conditions melted the ice last week. But subfreezing temperatures associated with an incoming weather front are expected to jump-start the ice-over process by the weekend.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Storms that passed through the area last week degraded ice conditions and limited fishing activity. Before that, fishing was good for tiger trout. There is now some open water at the upper end of the reservoir. Until the ice firms up again, ice fishermen should fish from the dock.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The water level has risen significantly in the past week. Any ice should be considered unsafe.