Nevada Fishing Report
■ LAKE MEAD — The east side of Boulder Basin has been producing stripers weighing around 4 pounds. Reports have them hitting on anchovies and silver lures. Catfish are hitting later in the day on anchovies as well. If one bait or method doesn’t work, try switching it up. Fish will go after bait or lures that look like their natural food sources.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Rusty’s Riviera reported one fisherman in the Fort Mohave area landed a channel cat and a smallmouth bass. He was fishing from shore and using various plastics and green worms. Stripers seem to be best lured in by anchovies. One group fishing from the shore with anchovies brought in a couple of stripers weighing just less than 6 pounds.
■ LAUGHLIN — The river is producing stripers in the casino area down to Big Bend State Park. Depending on their movement and if they still are feeding on trout, there are a few bait options. Rotary Park and the nature center also have been doing well for stripers.
■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — With summer in full force, the fishing action has slowed during the hottest part of the day, but early morning still is looking good for bluegills and catfish. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be stocking channel catfish into the ponds next week. Please keep in mind if you are releasing fish to keep the fish in the water as much as possible to avoid stress from the hotter temperatures.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — The action around the area has slowed this past week with the summer temperatures rising and aquatic vegetation becoming a problem on most of the waters. Bass have been hitting on crankbaits and larger spoon lures.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The fish have been cooperative in the early mornings, with trout taking the usual Powerbait in orange or rainbow colorations. Night crawlers are attracting a few fish, but the action throughout the day has slowed with the rising temperatures. Weed growth has bloomed around the lake, making some of the more popular spots on the lake difficult to fish.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The bass and crappie still are hitting well and taking a variety of lures, such as jigs, spinners and flies. Trout action has slowed with the warmer temperatures, but the still are hitting in the early mornings.