LAKE MEAD — Boaters have been catching smallmouth and largemouth bass near Callville Bay while working soft plastics in coves. Striper action also has been good. Warm water temperatures will push the fish deep during the day and will do so earlier than in the recent past. Cut anchovies, live shad and shad imitations will catch the stripers. Catfish will hit anchovies too, as well as commercial stink baits. Dim moonlight will provide a good chance to get out for night fishing.
LAKE MOHAVE — Striped bass are biting, and not just the small ones. Bigger fish have been caught from the powerlines to the dam. A couple of groups went out this past week and landed fish in the 7- and 8-pound range while fishing anchovies from the shoreline. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are holding in the coves along submerged shelves. Soft plastics are catching the fish.
LAUGHLIN — Trout angers still are catching fish along Casino Row. One fisherman recently found success for stocked rainbows while fishing night crawlers along the shoreline. An additional trout plant was conducted in hopes that the fish will put a dent on the caddisfly population. Officials are asking trout anglers to practice catch-and-release so fish will be available to eat the flies. The striper bite has picked up considerably with the hot temperatures.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Bluegill season is off and running, with the little fish taking a variety of baits and small lures, such as mealworms, chunks of night crawlers and corn. Catfish have been taking processed baits, as well as hot dogs, chicken gizzards and worms.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Crowds have been steady and the fishing good. Crappie action has started heating up, with one angler reporting fish in the 12- to 14-inch range. He also caught bass and trout using the same lures but wasn’t about to share their makes or models. Fishing at Dacey Reservoir has been good, with anglers catching fish pushing beyond the 16-inch mark. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is reminding fishers to keep Dacey’s special regulations in mind. Seasonal weed growth is starting to create issues, but access remains good overall, and with plenty of shoreline access.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Trout and bass have been hitting great this past week and taking almost anything thrown at them. Bait fishers have reported that rainbow sparkle PowerBait and night crawlers have been working well, while the fly-fishers have been successful using Woolly Buggers and nymphs. The special regulation mandating catch-and-release for bass continues until June 30.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie and bass have been hitting well all around the reservoir, giving local park rangers trying to tag fish for their Free Fishing Day event a little fun. Crappie, trout and largemouth bass are hitting a variety of bait, lures and flies. The Free Fishing Day event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.
UPCOMING EVENTS — The NDOW will hold a free Family Fishing Clinic at Sunset Park from 9 a.m. to noon on June 18. Loaner rods and reels will be available along with tackle and bait. Visit www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/ for more information and to register.