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Nevada Fishing Report, June 16, 2016

Nevada fishing report

■ LAKE MEAD — Government Wash has seen everything from threadfin shad to smallmouth bass. Live shad generally are the most productive striper bait, but anchovies have been catching fish throughout the lake. During the recent Striper Club tournament, competitors had good success off of Boulder Beach and outside of Echo Bay. The Callville Bay area has been good for largemouth and smallmouth bass using silver and chartreuse plastic worms or creature baits. The wiggly action caught their attention.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Lake Mohave is producing great striper action near the dam and around the power lines. Anglers are finding largemouth and smallmouth bass in the backs of coves and on submerged shelves. Plastic baits are working well in these areas. Try the points near the openings of the coves, and watch for boils. One fisherman landed 10 stripers while fishing anchovies from the shoreline. The newly formed Mohave High School Anglers club fished from shore and landed several stripers.

■ LAUGHLIN — One lucky fisherman brought in two stripers weighing in at 5 and 3 pounds while fishing from shore along Casino Row below Davis Dam. He added a 4½-pound fish near the dam. All were caught on anchovies. Stripers also are biting down river. Those fish primarily are in the 1- to 3-pound range. Largemouth bass are hitting on green and white spinnerbaits.

■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Catfish and bluegill have been a lot of fun for those anglers with patience. Mealworms and night crawlers have been the ticket for success at most of the ponds. The Nevada Department of Wildlife purchased approximately 220 pounds of bluegill for Boulder City pond’s annual Free Fishing Day event, which was held Saturday, and the fish didn’t disappoint. No doubt there will be holdover fish.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout, crappie and bass action continues to be good despite the thunderstorms that moved through the area over the weekend. Seasonal aquatic weed growth is starting to make fishing difficult in some places. The fish are taking a variety of baits, lures and flies.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The fishing action has slowed in the wake of thunderstorm activity that turned the water murky. Trout are taking the usual baits — PowerBait in rainbow or orange colorations, night crawlers and a variety of small spinning lures. Bass continue to hit lures and night crawlers fished along the tule beds. The catch-and-release requirement for bass ends June 30.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Bass, crappie and trout are taking a variety of baits, lures and flies, with red and white jigs bringing in the most fish. The action off the dam has been particularly good during the early mornings just after dawn.

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