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Nevada fishing report, July 9, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Reports are limited this week due to the thunderstorm activity around the lake. The best fishing has been during the cooler overnight hours, but the NPS and NDOW are urging boaters and fishermen to use extreme caution near thunderstorm activity.

LAKE MOHAVE — The action on the lake is picking up with a few stripers in the Katherine’s Landing area and near the dam. The coves are producing a few largemouth and smallmouth bass, which are taking plastics and night crawlers. Over the weekend a 9 pound striper was brought in near Willow Beach. Due to the weather conditions, please use caution while fishing near thunderstorms.

LAUGHLIN — Below Davis Dam the striper bite has been good, mostly for small ones, but some in the 3 to 5 pound range The big bend area is mostly in the one pound range, while an angler fishing off of the shoreline in the rotary Park landed a 7.06 pound striper at 28¼ inches and he also had a couple on the 1 to 2 pound range.

URBAN PONDS — Bluegill are taking mealworms and nightcrawlers, and are mostly hanging in shady locations at the ponds. Largemouth bass and catfish action has been slower in some of the ponds due to the heat.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — No report was received this week, but considering the thunderstorm activity near the area, NDOW is requesting those traveling to the WMA to use extreme caution when fishing or boating near storms cells. Avoid the heat of the day as fishing success tends to be best in the early morning hours.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Weed growth continues to be a bit of an issue for anglers, especially those fishing from shore. With temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s during the day and dropping into the 60s at night, trout prefer the early mornings or late evenings. The fish are taking PowerBait and night crawlers. Action for bass and crappie has been decent and a little longer lived through the day. Jigs and Woolly Buggers are working well. With the monsoonal thunderstorms NDOW urges anglers to use caution when fishing near storm cells.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The warmer temperatures and thunderstorm activity have had an impact on fishing opportunities this past week. Largemouth bass have been hitting on imitation crawdads, worms and grubs in darker colors. Tube baits in green or root beer colors, small jigs and night crawler pieces have brought in the crappie. NDOW is urging anglers to use caution when fishing during storm activity.

UPCOMING EVENTS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be holding a free family fishing clinic for all ages at Floyd Lamb Park on Saturday, July 18. For more information and to register visit http://www.ndow.org/Education.

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