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Fishing report, Jan. 16, 2014

■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers have had great success netting the threadfin and gizzard shad throughout the Vegas Wash area. Unfortunately, the abundance of shad also might explain the lack of bite some anglers have been reporting. Don’t get discouraged; persistence will pay off. Anglers are reeling in striped bass and catfish from the 33 Hole area. Live shad are taking the fish. If trolling, try working the bait down deep where some of the larger fish might be holding.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — The striper bite has been light, but trolling deep might bring success. Largemouth can be found in the back of coves and might take dark plastics or jigs. The catfish bite has been decent in most coves, especially at night on cut baits.

■ LAUGHLIN — Trout action has been light from Davis Camp through the casino area down to Big Bend State Park. Those who are catching the fish are using nightcrawlers and small spinners.

■ URBAN PONDS — Anglers should find good action for stocked rainbow trout following weekly fish plants by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Flies, PowerBait, nightcrawlers will catch the fish.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Ice conditions remain unsafe. Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs are about 90 percent ice-covered. The lower ends of Adams McGill and Dacey are open. Area roads are dry.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing action remains good for ice anglers using nightcrawlers, mealworms or PowerBait. The ice is about 8 to 12 inches thick over most of the lake. Fish are averaging between 12 and 13 inches in length.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The only fishable ice has been close to the dam. Ice conditions are questionable with open water and very thin ice throughout much of the lake. NDOW and state parks strongly encourage anglers to use extreme caution.

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