Fishing report, Feb. 6, 2014

■ LAKE MEAD — It has been trying times out on the lake with only light fishing action. Anglers have had a difficult time netting shad, so striper fishermen have been using anchovies as a substitute. Most fish are generally 3 pounds or less. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are holding in about 25 feet of water or toward the back of coves near brush. Casting jigs or dark plastics has enticed some response.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Rumors are that the striped bass have moved farther south in the lake. There are reports of stripers taking anchovies or jumping minnows, most around 3 pounds, just south of Cottonwood Cove. Catfish are biting on anchovies or hot dogs in the backs of coves.

■ LAUGHLIN — Fishing has been light along this stretch of the river. The most-caught species right now is carp, which can be good eating, and catfish. Bread dough balls work well for both.

■ URBAN PONDS — Rainbow trout plants took place this past week at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi, Sunset and Boulder City ponds. The fish usually take powerbait, nightcrawlers or small lures. Using smaller hooks, such as size 10 or 12, usually produce more success.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Ice conditions remain unsafe. Haymeadow, Cold Springs, Adams McGill and Dacey reservoirs are about 90 percent iced over. Fishing from the dams, and launching a boat was not possible as of Monday morning. Roads in the area are dry.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The ice remains 8 to 10 inches thick throughout the reservoir and is in good shape. Anglers are having the best luck using nightcrawlers, but PowerBait in various colors has also been productive. Trout are measuring 10 to 13 inches. The campground is open.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Approximately 30 percent of the lake is open water, mostly near the dam where fishing has been good for rainbow trout. The fish are measuring 10 to 13 inches land have been taking nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

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