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Nevada Fishing Report

LAKE MEAD — Look for striped bass boiling on the surface over deeper waters. Top-water baits such as the Jumpin’ Minnow and Zara Spook will catch the fish. Anglers also have been finding and using threadfin shad as live bait to catch the fish. Random mountains submerged below the water’s surface make great hangouts for schools of stripers. Largemouth bass seem to like coves and points along the north end of the lake outside of Callville Bay. There are great coves in this area with lots of underwater vegetation.

LAKE MOHAVE — Boaters throwing anchovies are finding success for striped bass in deep water. Shore anglers have been catching fish near the dam. Largemouth action is good for anglers working in and around coves with vegetation near the edges. Some have had success using white Rapala Skitter Pops for bass.

LAUGHLIN — Fishermen are catching striped bass in the 2­- to 3-­pound range. Hot spots include Casino Row, Rotary Park and Sunshine Peninsula. One angler brought in a 7­-pound striper from the deeper waters of the river using anchovies. Smallmouth bass are biting on top­-water shad imitations fished near shelves around coves. Fishing is great in the mornings and evenings.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife plans to stock catfish this week at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi and Sunset parks, as well as Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City and Hafen Park in Mesquite. Bluegill and bass still are hitting well in the early mornings. The fish are taking mealworms and night crawlers.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Though the water level has been low at Adams-­McGill Reservoir, that soon should change with end of summer irrigation activity. Anglers have been catching trout with lures. Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs have seen a lot more action from fishermen due to their higher water levels. Fishing has been good at Dacey Reservoir, but anglers have been asked to use caution when launching watercraft due to lower-than-usual water levels that have exposed rocks at the end of the launch ramp. Take plenty of mosquito repellent.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Occasional thunderstorms have cooled the water, and that has improved catch rates for those braving the elements. Trout are taking the usual small spinners, such as a Mepp’s in yellow with red dots. Bait fishermen are having luck using night crawlers and rainbow PowerBait.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout, bass and crappie continue to bite despite poor weather conditions associated with intermittent thunderstorms passing through the area. Small spinners and jigs have been productive for rainbow trout and crappie, while night crawlers and mealworms have been producing for bait anglers.

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