■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers continue to catch small stripers in the Vegas Wash Arm. Anchovies fished off the bottom are catching stripers and a few catfish. Shad are showing up sporadically. Anglers who are able to net the bait fish are rewarded with stripers and catfish. Fishing should be fair this weekend despite the storm front moving through. The Nevada Department of Wildlife urges boaters to use extreme caution during periods of high winds.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Fishing has been fair to good for anglers targeting largemouth and smallmouth bass with hardware. The bass are in spawning mode and can be found in shallow water. Catfish are showing in creels, with one reported at 6½ pounds. One lucky angler hauled in a 45-pound striper last week, though many striper enthusiasts are coming back skunked.
■ URBAN PONDS — Many anglers had success after the NDOW catfish plant last week. Anglers were seen catching fish even before the truck left the area. Trout still are active at Sunset Park, with anglers catching fish up to 12 inches long. Floyd Lamb Park has seen an increase of trout in creels, as they have become active with the warmer weather. Participants in a recent NDOW fishing clinic caught bluegill on mealworms.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing has been good for trout at Adams McGill, Cold Springs, Haymeadow and Dacey reservoirs. Carry-over fish and planters are showing up in creels. Bass fishing should become very active in late May.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers are catching recently planted rainbow trout with PowerBait and lures. Tiger trout can be found at the upper end of the reservoir near vegetation.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Anglers should experience an increase of trout in their creels with two plants of fish in April. PowerBait and night crawlers continue to be the bait of choice, though fly-fishers can catch trout and bass with woolly buggers. Bring a float tube or pontoon boat for awesome still-water fishing.