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Fishing Report, April 5

■ LAKE MEAD — High winds continue to hamper anglers. Overall, the fishing action has been slow, though anglers are catching a few striped and largemouth bass when the wind dies down. Some anglers are reporting that their catch includes skinny fish. The water level is at 1,129 feet, down about 5 feet since mid-January.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Striper action at Willow Beach striper has been good, with anglers catching double-digit-weight striped bass. One fish reportedly weighed in at more than 37 pounds, and another topped 31. Both hit a slider somewhere near mile marker 52. Anglers also are catching fish on AC Plugs. Bass action remains good for anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are taking baits near spawning areas.

■ LAUGHLIN — Stocked rainbows continue to provide action for diligent anglers from Davis Dam south to Rotary Park. Anglers are finding some larger fish, remnants of past fish plants. Anglers also are seeing improved fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass along with panfish.

■ URBAN PONDS — Anglers still are catching a few trout even though the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s trout-stocking activities ended in March. With temperatures warming, bass and bluegill action should improve. The NDOW will begin its annual catfish-stocking activity in late April.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Windy conditions associated with passing weather fronts have hampered anglers. Spring fishing generally is good for rainbow trout, both planters and holdover fish. Flies, PowerBait and a variety of traditional spinners and lures usually are productive. Bass fishing won’t pick up until later in the spring.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers are catching rainbow trout at this Lincoln County reservoir. The reservoir is expected to receive a load of tiger trout in the near future. Rainbows are biting PowerBait, night crawlers and night crawlers combined with mini-marshmallows. Limit is five trout.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Contrary to recent reports, largemouth bass and crappie have yet to become active. Anglers are finding good action for stocked rainbow trout. The fish are hitting PowerBait, night crawlers and mini-marshmallows. Sometimes a combination of mini-marshmallow and night crawler works as well.

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