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Fishing Report, May 16

■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers have been using threadfin and gizzard shad in the Vegas Wash area as live bait. Low water has left vegetation exposed, which is making things difficult for those throwing cast nets. Several members of the Nevada Striper Club caught double-digit fish during their weekend tournament. One fish weighed in at 14.9 pounds. The Overton Arm is giving up catfish to anglers soaking shrimp; largemouth bass are hitting whole night crawlers. Bluegill are taking baits in the back of coves above Echo Bay. Fishing has been slow going at Hemenway and along the beaches.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Striper action remains sluggish though catfish have been taking night crawlers and cut anchovies. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are taking plastics fished slowly through grass beds and other submerged vegetation. Anglers also have had success using spinnerbaits. The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery stocks rainbow trout at Willow Beach every Friday, attracting both large stripers and anglers who chase them. For trout try PowerBait, night crawlers or small lures, and for striped bass go with trout imitations.

■ URBAN PONDS — The Neavada Department of Wildlife stocked catfish this week at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City, Sunset Park and Floyd Lamb Park. With water temperatures warming, anglers should see improved action for largemouth bass and sunfish; both usually take night crawlers or meal worms. Anglers are catching rainbow trout left over from winter stocking, but that will slow as the water gets warmer.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA —
Cold Springs and Hay Meadow reservoirs are giving up stocked rainbow trout and a few fish in the 12- to 16-inch range. Water temperature is 60 degrees near the boat ramps and bass fishing is picking up on both reservoirs. Trout are spawning at Dacey, making the fishing difficult. A few bass have been caught with spinners cast from shore. Water temperature is 55 degrees. Bass and trout are both taking baits and plastics at Adams-McGill Reservoir.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout have been taking an assortment of lures and baits. Minnow imitations and night crawlers with a piece of mini-marshmallow have been working well. Most trout are in the 11- to 13-inch range. Largemouth bass have picked up, and lures in chartreuse or green and white have been working best.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Bass and crappie have been taking small jigs and Gitzits. Trout measuring around 12 inches have been taking PowerBait, night crawlers, small spinners and little Rapalas.

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