LAKE MEAD — Anglers are reporting good shad activity in the Vegas Wash area. Live shad continue to be the most productive bait though some anglers have caught fish with jigging spoons. Stripers have been found in coves and along steep canyon walls in 50 to 80 feet of water. Also look for them along drop offs. Action for largemouth and smallmouth bass is slowly picking up with the unseasonably warm temperatures. Lake Mead’s water temperature is hovering in the high 50s. With the moon rising early in the morning, anglers are still able to take advantage of the darker nights by fishing under lights.
LAKE MOHAVE — One lucky angler reportedly caught and released multiple stripers over 20 pounds while trolling with swimbaits north of Willow Beach Marina. Coves north and south of Cottonwood Cove have been producing striped bass around the ten-pound mark. Crankbaits and anchovies have both worked well.
LAUGHLIN — The fishing report is minimal this week, with the most notable catch being a couple carp caught in the area of Sunshine Bay. There is a possibility of winds gusting 15 to 25 miles per hour through the weekend.
URBAN PONDS — NDOW continues to plant local ponds with rainbow trout periodically. The fish will take night crawlers, PowerBait or similar products, and small spinners or flies.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Thin ice conditions continue throughout the management area, making the reservoirs unsafe for fishing. NDOW does not recommend venturing onto the reservoirs at this time.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The ice measures about 4- to 6-inches thick inches thick near the center of the reservoir but remains thin along the edges. Ice fishermen are pulling rainbow trout through holes drilled along the fishing dock. The fish are in the 11- to 13-inch range and taking night crawlers or PowerBait.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Approximately one-third of the reservoir is open water and accessible from the shoreline. The remainder of is covered with thin ice and is unsafe for fishing.