August 14, 2013 - 10:52 pm
■ LAKE MEAD — The best time to spend on the water might be early morning before the sun comes up or late afternoon into the evening. Anglers have had success fishing for striper out of Vegas Wash area, jigging in 60 feet of water. Near Echo Bay, large and smallmouth bass have been active around the rocky points and in the weed beds at the backs of the coves.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Reports from the store at Cottonwood Cove have been good for catfish and largemouth and smallmouth bass. These fish have been hitting primarily on anchovies. Try working the backs of the coves, possibly varying your retrieve near weed beds, to entice the bass to strike. Multiple stripers weighing more than 20 pounds have been brought in at Willow Beach. AC Plugs have been the lure of choice along this stretch of water.
■ URBAN PONDS — The ponds are due to be stocked this week with channel catfish. Lorenzi Park pond will have its grand reopening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Floyd Lamb Park ponds remain closed until further notice. The Introduction to Fly-Fishing class scheduled for Aug. 23 and 24 at Floyd Lamb Park will take place even if the pond remains closed. Visit ndow.org for more information or to register for this class.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs are giving up stocked trout and a few rainbows in the 12- to 16-inch range using spinners and powerbait. Bass fishing has been productive using spinners and plastics along the dam and the edges of submerged weed beds. The majority of bass being caught range from 9 to 12 inches at Cold Springs and Hay Meadow. Dacey Reservoir fishing for bass and rainbows has slowed in the past week. Trout fishing on Adams-McGill Reservoir has been steady. Anglers are using baits and plastics with good success for Adams trout. Bass fishing on Adams has picked up, with fish in the 9- to 12-inch range hitting on plastics and buzz baits. Water temperatures are in the low 70s across the area. Aquatic vegetation is starting to surface across the area. Anglers are starting to use top waters and Texas-style rigs to keep baits weed free. Access Kirch WMA by using the northern country road near the headquarters for a smoother ride into the area. Upper ends of the reservoirs will be open on Friday.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Catch rates have slowed this past week, but trout continue to be caught in the early morning and late evening using Powerbait or nightcrawlers with marshmallow. Small spinning lures also have been productive. Bass fishing has been good, with fish taking lures or nightcrawlers.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Bass catch rates continue to be good, with fish taking lures such as crappie jigs. Trout action has been best in the early morning or after dark, taking nightcrawlers or small spinners.