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Nevada fishing report, Sept. 18, 2014

LAKE MEAD — Anglers who have been catching stripers are reporting that the fish have bellies full of shad, which may explain the sluggish action. For those using lures, success has been found with silver Kastmasters and Zara Spooks. Crawdad imitations are taking black bass in depths up to 40 feet.

LAKE MOHAVE — Smallmouth bass have been hitting on crawdad and night crawler imitations. You may need to change colors throughout the day. Bluegill and redear sunfish are very active in the coves. The fish are taking night crawler pieces and small jigs.

LAUGHLIN — Action has been good for catfish and striped bass along this stretch of the river. Anglers are bringing in catfish pushing 10 pounds and stripers ranging from 4 to 6 pounds while fishing anchovies along Casino Row. Lures are catching fish near the nature center.

URBAN PONDS — Bass and bluegill have been taking night crawlers and mealworms fished off the bottom. The NDOW catfish plant originally scheduled for this week has been changed to the week of Sept. 22.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — No current report. Fall traditionally offers some of the best fishing of the year on the management area. With cooling water temperatures summer weed growth should begin to clear up, making for more open water and more active fish. Fly patterns that often work well are olive Woolly Buggers, damselfly nymphs, Montana nymphs or Hares Ear nymphs.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Anglers have found good action for rainbow trout while using orange or rainbow PowerBait. Though fly-fishermen have had some success, the action has been slow. Weedy conditions have cleared substantially due to cooling water temps, and the lake is now 90 percent open water. NDOW will hold an Intro to Fly-fishing workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the campground. The annual one-fly, fly-fishing tournament will take place on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. For more information contact Ranger Ben Johnson at 775-962-5102.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout have been taking orange or rainbow PowerBait, but passing on lures and flies. Bass action has dropped off dramatically during the past week. Cooler temperatures have cleared much of the weed growth from the lake.

UPCOMING EVENTS — A beginning fly-tying workshop will take place Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the NDOW Las Vegas Office. Registration is available on-line at www.ndow.org. For more information call 702-486-5127, ext. 3503 or 3850.

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