Nevada Fishing Report

Nevada Fishing Report

* LAKE MEAD — Striper fishing in the Vegas Wash has been an up-and-down venture. Anglers are catching the fish on shad or swimbaits, but the bags are smaller than in recent weeks. Black bass action continues to be good in the Callville Bay area and other portions of the Boulder basin. Anglers are catching good numbers of fish — though most are smallmouth bass — on crankbaits and soft plastics. The fish still are sitting on their nests. Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged during the spawn.

* LAKE MOHAVE — Early mornings are best for sport fish. From the boat or the shore, anglers are catching striped bass in the 4-pound range or larger. Cut anchovies have been catching the fish. AC Plugs in trout patterns also have been catching big stripers at the north end of Mohave. Not much is being reported south of Willow Beach. The fish are being caught near coves with brush touching the shore.

* LAUGHLIN — Fishing along the Colorado River below Davis Dam is producing great catches. Anglers are doing well on striped bass. Shore anglers have reeled in fish nearing 3 pounds while fishing along the Arizona side across from Casino Row. A visitor from Wisconsin found good action for stripers while drift fishing above the bridge. Farther down river, a mother and daughter team landed a 5-pound striper, a 2½-pound largemouth bass and 1-pound bluegill. They were fishing from kayaks at the upper end of the Big Bend State Park.

* LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The fishing has been off this past week, mostly due to the storm systems passing through the valley. Trout have been taking Power Eggs and worms at Floyd Lamb Park. No reports have been received from the other ponds.

* KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing has been good this past week for those braving the elements. Various spinning lures and PowerBait in assorted colors have been catching the fish. Keep in mind that Dacey Reservoir has been designated as an artificial-lure-only water. However, bait can be used at Adams-McGill, Hay Meadow and Cold Springs reservoirs.

* EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing has been good during the quiet periods between passing storm cells. Mepp’s lures and rainbow PowerBait have been catching rainbow trout.

* ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout fishing remains good, with the fish taking various lures and baits when the storms clear. The crappie and bass have not yet started to become active, but warming temperatures should jumpstart them soon.

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