■ LAKE MEAD — The summer heat is here, so the fish will be pushing out from shore during the day. Early mornings and late afternoons into the evenings will give the best chance of success to shore anglers. Boaters have found good action for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Striper fishing in the Vegas Wash has picked up this past week. Best baits have been anchovies and live threadfin shad. Some of the guides have been able to get their guests on nonstop striped bass. Catfish are taking night crawlers near the shoreline.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers have found good striper action all around Willow Beach. Reports of great bags are coming in from above the power lines. Most fish are between 1 and 3 pounds, but some are pushing toward the double-digit mark. But you don’t have to be on a boat to bring in the larger stripers. One fisherman found a great spot along the shoreline for fish in the 5- to 7-pound range. He was using anchovies. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are active in coves with noticeable vegetation.
■ LAUGHLIN — Anglers are finding striped bass in the 1- to 3-pound range below Davis Dam. The shoreline in the old Bullhead City area has been giving up fish in the 4-pound range. Locals have found success with anchovies. Trout still can be found, but the fish are hiding in deep holes and under docks where they can escape the sun. Mealworms can entice reluctant trout as well as some warm-water species looking for a meal.
■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Fishing activity has picked up this past week. Bluegill and largemouth bass are taking night crawlers and mealworms since completing their spawn. One young angler at Floyd Lamb Park landed a 2-pound bass using a mealworm. He released the fish.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Spring fishing finally has come to the management area. Fly-fishers found good action on Dacey Reservoir for rainbows reaching into the 22- to 25-inch zone. The fish are taking Wooly Worms. Crappie and bass have started hitting sporadically around the area. The bite should continue to improve with rising water temperatures.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Great weather over the past week has made for great fishing. Trout and bass have been hitting well on almost everything thrown at them. Many anglers have limited out without working too hard.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Crappie, bass and trout have been hitting well around the reservoir. No single area seems to be the go-to spot. The fish are taking a variety of baits, lures and flies.
■ UPCOMING EVENTS — Nevada’s Free Fishing Day is June 11. That is the one day of the year when a license is not required to fish in the Silver State. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be participating in three events in Southern Nevada: Echo Canyon State Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 775-962-5102 for more information. Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Call 702-486-5127, extension 3503, for information. Floyd Lamb Park at 7:30 a.m. Call 702-229-6154 for information.