Fishing report, March 14

■ LAKE MEAD — Fishing has been light after recent storm activity. Government Wash has produced striped bass for anglers trolling in 30 to 40 feet of water. To entice the bite of the largemouth and smallmouth bass, try using crank baits and swimbaits fished on the bottom near nests.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Striper fishing has improved in the Willow Beach area. AC Plugs have been taking fish as large as 18 pounds near mile marker 50. At Cottonwood Cove, anglers have found success for striped bass as large as 7 pounds.

■ URBAN PONDS — The last trout plant of the season took place Tuesday at urban ponds. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is scheduled to begin its seasonal catfish plants the week of April 15. Trout will continue to bite into the coming weeks. To improve your chances for catching the rainbows, lighter tackle is the ticket. Small hooks (10 or 12), weights (one-eighth ounce) and line (4- to 6-pound test) will help.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — All reservoirs on the management area are free of ice, the water is clear and fishing is good. Dacey is producing rainbows ranging from 12 to 16 inches in length. The fish are hitting flies and spinners. Cold Springs and Haymeadow are producing smaller rainbows, and the action is fast. Fishing access on Adams will not be a problem for boaters, float tubers and shore anglers. Upper ends of the reservoirs are closed through Aug. 15. Dacey is limited to artificial lures, and only one rainbow per day may be taken.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The reservoir is free of ice, and after the most recent storm front the water is a little murky. Anglers have been doing well for rainbows and small brown trout using Mepp’s Spinners, night crawlers and PowerBait.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The reservoir is free of ice and full of water, but few anglers were fishing the past week. Largemouth bass and crappie spawning should be starting shortly.

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