Fishing Report, August 8

■ LAKE MEAD — Reports from anglers on the water have been light, but those venturing out have had success. To improve the odds for striped bass, try fishing in 60 to 100 feet of water. Adjust your target depth throughout the day as the water temperatures change. Work various swim baits, live shad if they are available or cut anchovies to entice these fish. Largemouth bass have been found in the backs of the coves or along rocky points. If you find fish following the bait, try changing the color lure or vary the speed of your retrieve to stimulate the bite. Fish might not strike at what appears unnatural.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers are finding good fishing for the various species of bass found in the reservoir. Out of Cottonwood Cove, the smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass have been hitting mostly on anchovies. Striped bass can be found in 50 to 60 feet of water, while the largemouth and smallmouth are in weed beds at depths of 20 to 30 feet. Catfish are taking nightcrawlers, anchovies and processed stink baits.

■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The urban ponds are scheduled to be stocked with channel catfish next week. Lorenzi Park also will receive catfish. The park’s grand reopening will take place Aug. 17. At Sunset Park, largemouth bass and bluegill are plentiful but tend to hit best early in the morning. The ponds at Floyd Lamb Park remain closed.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Spinners and PowerBait are catching rainbow trout at Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs. Most are stockers, but some bows are reaching 16 inches. Bass fishing also has been productive, with fish taking spinners and plastics along the dam and the edges of submerged weed beds. The majority of bass taken are in the 9- to 12-inch category. Dacey Reservoir is fishing well for bass and rainbows during the evening. Spinners and Rapala’s are catching the fish. Trout fishing on Adams-McGill Reservoir has been steady. Anglers are using bait and plastics with good results. Bass fishing on Adams-McGill has picked up. Fish ranging from 9 to 12 inches in length are hitting plastics and buzz baits. Water temperatures are in the 70s across the area. Aquatic vegetation is starting to surface, mainly on Adams-McGill. The smoothest access into Kirch WMA is by using the northern country road near the headquarters office; the southern access road is passable but remains a rough ride.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout action remains fair, with the best fishing taking place early in the morning. The fish are taking PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass in the 1½- to 2-pound range are feeding on crayfish, so lures imitating crayfish have been the most productive.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout action has remained the same in the past week, with fish taking PowerBait and nightcrawlers early in the morning and slowing once temperatures heat up. Bass action has been good, but the weed growth along the shoreline might interfere with efforts to reel in a catch. A fast retrieve after the hookup will help get the fish past the weed beds.

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