* LAKE MEAD — Warm water temperatures along the shoreline have limited daytime action. A surefire way to improve your catch is to get out early in the morning or in the evening as temperatures cool. You will see more fish and bigger fish. Anglers have found good top-water action by fishing morning striper boils. The keepers at Government Wash have slowed. Threadfin shad and gizzard shad generally are the most productive natural for Lake Mead. Keep in mind you can’t transport live fish from one body of water to another.
* LAKE MOHAVE — The hot weather is back, so the fish will move to deeper water during the day. Early mornings and evenings will get you the most action. Anchovies are working well for striped bass. Largemouth bass are hiding out in the shadows of vegetation in and around coves.
* LAUGHLIN — Anglers are catching catfish in the lower Big Bend area and striped bass from Davis Dam through Casino Row. Rusty at the Riviera Marina said the fish mostly are in the 2pound range. Fishing pressure is low because the heat is keeping away many anglers.
* LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Bluegill are taking mealworms and night crawlers at Floyd Lamb despite the water being off color due to recent rains. The other ponds around the valley also are seeing bluegill action using worms, but the fish continue to bite best in the early mornings. A Nevada Department of Wildlife catfish flint is on the schedule for the week of Aug. 22.
* KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Aquatic vegetation is giving anglers problems on all the reservoirs, but Dacey continues to fish well. Keep in mind that Dacey regulations allow only artificial lures. The best action continues to be in the early mornings, flyfishers finding the best success using nymph and Woolly Bugger patterns.
* EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — With new aerators running, algae growth has cleared up some, but seasonal growth of aquatic vegetation continues around the shoreline. Trout and bass action has been good in the early mornings and late evenings. Bass have been averaging close to a pound, while the trout have been in the 10 to 13 inch range.
* ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Bass action has been good over the past week, but crappie action is slow. Ranger Ben Johnson predicts the catch rates should start getting better with the cooling temperatures that the park has been seeing.
* UPCOMING EVENTS — The NDOW will hold a free Introduction to Flyfishing class on Aug. 19 and 20. The first part will be held at the Las Vegas NDOW office starting at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 and will consist of the lecture portion. The second part will include casting instruction and take place in the morning on Aug. 20 at a park near the office. Visit www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes to register for the class, and contact Ivy Santee at 702-486-5127, extension 3503, for more information.