LAKE MEAD — Striper fishing finally has picked up in the Vegas Wash. Anglers were catching fish on shad near the shore on Saturday. Reports indicate shad are spawning in the shallows, so now is a good time to fish from shore or near shore in a boat. One guided trip reportedly caught more than 50 fish on Friday. Black bass fishing remains good. Anglers have not needed to travel far out of Callville Marina to catch fish. A couple of anglers had good luck just outside of the tire line with crankbaits and soft plastics.
LAKE MOHAVE — Good stripers have been caught outside of Willow Beach Marina in the past week. While many were around 8 pounds, one lucky angler reeled in a fish that tipped the scale at 23 pounds. The biggest fish have been caught from boats, but shore anglers throwing anchovies also are catching healthy stripers.
LAUGHLIN — A fisherman caught a 26-pound striped bass using anchovies while fishing from shore at Big Bend State Park. Farther down, a father-son team caught a mess of good stripers that included a 13-pound fish. They were fishing from a boat with anchovies.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Seasonal catfish plants began in mid-April and should continue into the fall. These fish will take stink baits, hot dog slices, shrimp and night crawlers. Trout have been biting on chartreuse and orange PowerBait. Mealworms also have been catching fish. Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged for largemouth bass while they are spawning.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — With warmer weather arriving up north, anglers are reporting good fishing. One couple caught seven rainbow trout and a black bass while trolling Rooster Tails on Hay Meadow Reservoir. They also found success with PowerBait in green with glitter.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Tiger and rainbow trout are taking green PowerBait and Mepp’s lures with red spots. You can switch things up with a mealworm or night crawler if artificial baits aren’t working.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Echo Canyon is giving up a variety of fish. Trout are biting on everything from PowerBait to worms. Bass and crappie have been hitting topwater lures such as the Micro Spin in chartreuse.