■ LAKE MEAD – Fishing is showing signs of slowing, though some anglers continue to find action for smallmouth and largemouth bass, especially in the Overton Arm. The big fish weighed in during a weekend bass tournament at Callville Bay came in at nearly 5½ pounds. Striped bass are generally in the 1- to 3-pound range. After a long run, striper action at Vegas Wash has slowed. Recent trawls by the Nevada Department of Wildlife found few shad in the wash. On a positive note, the catfish bite is picking up in the Vegas Wash area and near Echo Bay.
■ LAKE MOHAVE – Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive times for striped bass in the Willow Beach area. The striper bite has picked up and should hold as the summer progresses, but expect things to slow down during the busy, pleasure-boating hours. Trout imitations are the key. Anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove are finding improved action for striped bass. Trolling with Rat-L Traps and soft shad imitations in about 40 feet of water has been catching the fish. They seem reluctant to take anchovies. Catfish in the 3- to 6-pound range are taking night crawlers throughout the day. Fishing remains good for black bass.
■ LAUGHLIN – Fishing is improving for striped bass and catfish. Cut baits such as anchovies or sardines will take either fish. Prepared stink baits also are productive for catfish. Rainbow trout action has slowed but is better in the deeper water.
■ URBAN PONDS – The bluegill bite has been good. The fish are hitting baits such as mealworms or red worms suspended below a bobber. Olive colored flies are also good. There is a three-fish limit.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – The bass bite is on, and anglers are catching fish on plastics and spinners. Some of the best action has been found in the late afternoon and early evening. Anglers also have found action for trout ranging from 14 to 22 inches in length. Seasonal weed growth is becoming an issue in some areas.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Located east of Pioche, this reservoir offers anglers the chance to catch rainbow, tiger and brown trout, and largemouth bass. Bass have been hitting baits along the weed beds on the south shoreline and at the reservoir’s upper end. PowerBait, lures and flies are catching trout, though the action has slowed.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Anglers have found success for crappies with a small Gitzit in dark colors. There also is fair action for stocked rainbow trout with PowerBait, night crawlers and a variety of spinners and lures.