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Fishing report, Nov. 14, 2013

■ LAKE MEAD — Cooler nights have dropped the water temperature around the lake, and with that fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass has slowed. Some anglers still are having success by trolling with divers in water no deeper than 20 feet or casting squarebills and Texas-rigged worms. Striped bass seem to be holding in deeper water. Those who are catching fish are reeling in ones mostly in the 2- to 3-pound range.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — The water level is holding at 636 feet. Largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found in the backs of coves. Try casting plastic worms or various spinning lures. Striper action has been slow, but some anglers have caught fish by going deep with anchovies.

■ LAUGHLIN — With the warm weather pattern holding in the area, catfish still are hitting. The fish have been hitting near Community Park, above the Nature Center and in the vicinity of Sunshine Peninsula. The fish hatchery at Willow Beach planted rainbow trout this week in the area of Davis Camp and Rotary Park. This should increase the activity of the holdover trout as well as stripers cruising along the river.

■ URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife has begun its annual rainbow trout-stocking program in the local ponds. Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park received fish last week. Floyd Lamb Park and Boulder City Pond are due to get fish this week. During a weekend special event, anglers at Lorenzi Park had a great time catching trout, bluegill and largemouth bass. Corn and mealworms were the primary bait of choice.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing at Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs has been good for trout in the 10- to 12-inch range. The fish are taking PowerBait and spinners. Fishing has been slow at Dacey Reservoir, though some trout and bass are hitting Rapalas and spinners. Roads are dry and in good condition. Lake temperatures are hovering near 49 degrees at the boat launches.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing pressure has dropped off with the arrival of cold temperatures. Still, the catch rates have been good for those braving the cold and using PowerBait or nightcrawlers with mini-marshmallows. Most fish are planters in the 10- to 13-inch class. Fly-fishermen have found success with nymph patterns and Woolly Buggers.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Fishing has been good for the few brave souls who ignore cooler temperatures. One angler caught and released approximately 25 fish in less than three hours while casting a Mepps lure off the dam. The fish are mostly in the 10- to 12-inch range.

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