Nevada fishing report

■ LAKE MEAD — Striped bass have been providing plenty of action. Various swimbaits of 3 to 12 inches are working, as are live shad. Most catches range from 3 to 5 pounds. Stripers can be found in water from 10 to 25 feet deep near coves where they are targeting shad. For those seeking largemouth and smallmouth bass, areas near dropoffs or backs of coves with brush cover are producing fish. Drop shots or crankbaits are catching fish.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Most stripers from the main body of the lake are ranging from 2 to 4 pounds and hitting on anchovies at the mouth of coves. One lunker weighing 21.6 pounds was reeled in near mile marker 52. The fish hit a 12-inch red-sided rainbow minnow. During gill-netting surveys conducted by Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists, lots of catfish were reported in the coves north of Cottonwood Cove and anglers have confirmed these reports with catches. Anglers pre-fishing for a tournament reported they had caught more than twice the number of smallmouth bass as largemouth. Jigs, spinnerbaits, Senkos, worms fished on drop shot rigs and shad imitations are working.

■ LAUGHLIN — From Davis Dam south through Big Bend State Park, the striper bite continues to improve. Anchovies are the bait of choice and also will bring in catfish cruising the bottom. Largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found in the backwaters and quieter areas, along with bluegill and redear sunfish. Night crawler pieces and small jigs will work well for these species, adjusting sizes for the target species.

■ URBAN PONDS — Spring has brought bluegill, bass and catfish season. NDOW catfish plants are scheduled to begin this week if conditions hold. Bluegill are starting to take night crawlers or mealworms at Floyd Lamb Park, while small largemouth bass are taking worms at Sunset Park.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Action has been good for trout, largemouth bass and crappie. Bass and crappie have been especially active on Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Action is good for trout and bass, for those showing persistence. Tiger trout have been especially active and several good-sized fish have been taken. Afternoon winds have chased many anglers off the lake, turning early morning and post-sundown into prime times.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Fishing continues to be good for all species in the lake. Fly fishermen have been doing well for crappie using nymph patters and small Woolly Buggers, which will also take the occasional trout and bass.

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