Nevada fishing report, Jan. 21, 2016


• LAKE MEAD — Expect a calm weekend ahead. Anglers have found success fishing in deeper water for striped bass. Smaller fish are being caught from the shoreline near Government Wash. Live shad and anchovies are proven bait options. There are no reports for smallmouth or largemouth bass this week.

LAKE MOHAVE — Watch for striper boils to catch shad for bait. Shad also can be found by looking for grebes and other fish-eating birds. Find the shad, and you should find striped bass. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing is in a seasonal lull.

LAUGHLIN — Anglers have found good action for stocked rainbow trout along Casino Row in the Community Park area. The Rotary park area is giving up rainbows as well. Stripers are taking top-water lures.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — With the arrival of warmer temperatures, fishing action has picked up. PowerBait and Power Eggs in chartreuse, orange, yellow or rainbow have been effective at most of the ponds. Small spinners also have been a good choice for stocked rainbow trout.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — No reports were received this past week, but ice conditions have been good for most of the reservoirs. As temperatures warm, conditions can change quickly. The Nevada Department of Wildlife urges anyone venturing out on the ice to use extreme caution.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Ice conditions have been good, with ice ranging between 18 and 24 inches thick across the reservoir. Fishing has been good, with anglers catching rainbows in the 13- to 15-inch range using rainbow sparkle PowerBait or night crawlers with a bit of mini-marshmallow. A few anglers have reeled in 16- to 17-inch browns using mealworms.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Ice conditions have been good, with the ice averaging about 6 inches thick over much of the reservoir. Anglers are encouraged to use caution as there are thinner spots near the shoreline. One angler caught trout and largemouth bass this week while fishing near the spillway with mealworms.

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