March 24, 2021 - 1:01 am
Lake Mead — Topwater action continues for striped bass in Boulder Basin. Bone-colored pencil poppers and Whopper Ploppers are taking hits. Ned rigs are the go-to lure for black bass throughout Las Vegas Bay, Callville Bay and surrounding coves. For catfish, try frozen anchovies in shallow and grassy coves after dark.
Lake Mohave/Willow Beach — Anglers continue to enjoy rainbow trout action from the pier and nearby shorelines. PowerBait and night crawlers are the most popular choices. Striped bass action is peaking. Topwater lures and shad swimbaits are landing double-digit fish out of Katherine Landing and in Cottonwood Basin. Chatterbaits and crankbaits are tempting largemouth bass. Anglers targeting smallmouth are using green worms and craws on Ned rigs.
Laughlin — PowerBait and spinners are tempting rainbow trout along the Casino Row shorelines and designated fishing areas near Big Bend State Recreation Area. Striper anglers are having success with pencil poppers and spoons. Few anglers have reported black bass hookups.
Las Vegas urban ponds — Planted rainbow trout are taking spinners in the mornings and night crawlers throughout the day. A few catfish still are biting, hitting night crawlers and shrimp.
Kirch Wildlife Management Area — Thin ice is forming along the reservoir edges. Bass and crappie fishing has slowed. Anglers are casting nymphs and spinners in the mornings.
Eagle Valley Reservoir — Anglers are using night crawlers and PowerBait, presented a couple of feet below bobbers. Freezing overnight temperatures are yielding ice along the edges in the mornings. The ice usually melts by the afternoon. The launch ramp is open, but the pier still is removed. Contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102 for up-to-date ice conditions.
Echo Canyon Reservoir — Trout are anglers’ primary focus. Ice is starting to cover the reservoir’s edges, making boat launching difficult. Spinners, night crawlers and Woolly Buggers are great for catching trout. Contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103 for up-to-date ice conditions.
Upcoming events — Visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education for information on classes and workshops. Youth fishing licenses are available for those ages 12-17. All licenses can be obtained at www.ndowlicensing.com.
Nevada Department of Wildlife