Nevada fishing report
■ LAKE MEAD — Windy conditions have kept anglers off the water for the most part, though some have found success throwing creature baits just outside the tires at the marinas. Catfish and striped bass are hitting anchovies for boaters and shore anglers alike. It appears good weather conditions are on tap for the Memorial Day weekend.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Stripers in the 7-pound range have been bending rods near Willow Beach and from there toward the dam. Anglers have found good action for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the coves north and south of Cottonwood Cove. Focus on areas where brush meets the water.
■ LAUGHLIN — Warm weather is moving stripers down river, and the fishing has improved in this area. Anglers are catching lots of smaller fish in the 1- to 3-pound range on frozen anchovies, and fish in the 4- to 7-pound class also are being caught.
■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked channel catfish May 18 at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi, Sunset and Veterans Memorial parks. The fish are taking worms and processed baits. Using fish or parts of fish as bait — except for salmon eggs — is prohibited in the urban ponds. Please dispose of unwanted fishing line in trash cans or designated recycle bins.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Trout action continues to be good, with the fish taking a variety of baits and lures. PowerBait and lures in chartreuse have been particularly productive. The bass and crappie have started hitting, and most are taking worms or lures. Float tubers have been out if full force. Be mindful of afternoon winds that come up quickly. They often die down late in the day, and fishing picks back up.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing has been awesome this past week, according to Ranger Ben Johnson. Rainbow and brown trout have been taking almost anything thrown at them, with some being in the 14- to 16-inch range, while a 4-year-old brought in two bass weighing more than 1½ pounds apiece using nightcrawlers off of Copper Point and released them as per the regulations for this time of year.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The bass and crappie have started hitting, with the crappie mostly hanging along the south shoreline of the reservoir. One angler brought in and released a 5-pound bass while fly-fishing. Trout are taking most lures or baits being tossed at them.
■ UPCOMING EVENTS — June 11 is Free Fishing day across Nevada, and the NDOW will be participating in three events in Southern Nevada. Echo Canyon State Park will hold its event from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 775-962-5102 for more information. The Veterans Memorial Park event will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Free loaner equipment will be available, children will receive goodie bags, and several prizes will be given away. Call 702-486-5127, extension 3503, for more information. The Floyd Lamb Park event starts at 7:30 a.m. Call 702-229-6154 for more information.