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Nevada Fishing Report, Sept. 15, 2016

Nevada fishing report

■ LAKE MEAD — Anglers continue to find early morning striper boils, though they are becoming less frequent. Overall, fishing has slowed in recent days. Windy conditions have made things rough, but fishermen are finding success for everything from catfish to black bass. Threadfin shad have been the most productive bait.

■ LAKE MOHAVE — Not much has changed on the water over the past couple of weeks. Anglers are finding the best fishing away from shore, but striper action has been slow. Look for smallmouth bass in coves with vegetation and along shelves. No reports from Willow Beach or Cottonwood Cove.

■ LAUGHLIN — The lower river has been a good place to go fishing, but the catching has not followed suit. In fact, the action has been slow. Fishermen have been catching channel catfish with anchovies, but the striper bite is slow. Even the small fish are not biting. Fishing should improve as temperatures drop.

■ LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Channel catfish, sunfish and largemouth bass continue to take a variety of baits, such as mealworms and night crawlers. Lures and flies also are seeing action from sunfish and bass.

■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Cold Springs Reservoir has been fishing the best this past week and also has the highest water levels. Adams-­McGill Reservoir is low, but area staff is working to improve those levels. Aquatic vegetation continues to make shore fishing difficult for most anglers at all reservoirs. Bass and crappie continue to take jigs and spinners, while trout are hitting worms and PowerBait. State Route 318 is expected to be closed from Lund to Hiko beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday until approximately 4 p.m. for the Silver State Classic automobile race.

■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing has picked up this week with cooling temperatures, according to park rangers. Trout, bass and crappie are hitting on night crawlers. Trout also are taking rainbow PowerBait.

■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Trout action has picked up this past week, and anglers are finding success using night crawlers, PowerBait and small Mepp’s spinners. The crappie and bass action has slowed, but they are hitting jigs and worms.

■ UPCOMING EVENTS — The Las Vegas Junior Fly-Fishing Club will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada Department of Wildlife office located at 4747 Vegas Drive in Las Vegas. The club is for families with children 7 years of age and older who have an interest in learning to fly­-fish. Contact Ivy Santee at 702-­486-­5127, extension 3503, for more information.

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