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FISHING REPORT: May 9, 2013

■ LAKE MEAD — Fishing success has been sporadic because of high winds. Anglers should have better odds this weekend with less wind. An angler from the Nevada Striper Club reports that striped bass are hitting on cut bait, but it’s a light bite, so hold your poles or go to free spool. Smallmouth bass have been active, hitting mostly crank baits and tube baits.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Striper action has been slow but is showing signs of improving. Anglers have had success using a Bomber Long-A and similar lures. An 11-pound striper bit on an AC Plug near Willow Beach. With water temperatures warming, catfish action is, too. Night crawlers and anchovies are bringing in fish as large as 5 pounds.

■ URBAN PONDS — Fishing has been slow, probably the result of unsettled weather conditions. Warm-water fish, such as bluegill and largemouth bass, are becoming more active as water temperatures warm up.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs are giving up stocked rainbow trout, some in the 12- to 16-inch range. Bass fishing is picking up on both reservoirs. Trout are spawning at Dacey, and shore anglers using spinners have taken a few bass. At Adams-McGill, bass and trout are taking bait and plastics. Potable water is available at the campground.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing continues to be good. Trout are taking just about anything from spinners and worms to PowerBait. Anglers vying for the grand prize at the annual $50,000 Tagged Fish Tournament last weekend caught four tagged fish, but the money fish wasn’t among them.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Anglers have found success for rainbow trout while throwing baits and lures. Green continues to be the color of choice for those using flies. Crappie and bass activity also is on the rise.

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