December 16, 2010 - 12:00 am
■ LAKE MEAD — Fishing has been fair to good over the past week. An angler who was trolling during a striper tournament caught a 10-pound striped bass near Boulder Beach. Participants caught several others up to 9 pounds. Anglers have been catching stripers in the Vegas Wash arm area using swimbaits and live shad. Shore anglers are finding success for the occasional big striper near the trout stocking sites. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing was fair to good during a weekend bass tournament. Trout fishermen are finding success after the weekly trout plants. The latest plant took place Tuesday at Hemenway Harbor and Crawdad Cove.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers are bringing in stripers from 1 to 4 pounds while still-fishing and trolling with anchovies. The majority of the catch consists mostly of catfish taken with stink baits and cut anchovies. Largemouth and smallmouth bass have become active with warmer temperatures. Anglers should use top-water and shallow diving lures to catch bass. Trout were stocked at Placer Cove and Powerline Cove on Tuesday. Trout fishing at Willow Beach remains good immediately after the weekly trout plant. No report on stripers, though fishing pressure has been slow.
■ URBAN PONDS — All ponds received trout on Tuesday. At Boulder City’s pond, most fish are being caught near the surface. Anglers are finding success near the southern end of Sunset Park and Lorenzi Park ponds. Floyd Lamb Park anglers are catching fish at all locations at the first pond using several techniques. There is a three-fish limit, and a valid Nevada fishing license with a trout stamp is required.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — The reservoirs are iced over, and the ice is too thin to walk on.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Thin ice has made access a challenge. Anglers are ice fishing from the dock as the ice still is too thin to walk on.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The ice has thinned and opened in areas because of the warmer weather. There is limited access through open water near the dam.