June 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm
■ LAKE MEAD — It’s been a relatively quiet week on the lake, largely because of rising daytime temperatures. Anglers have found fair success. The best time for netting shad has been before sunrise. Stripers are generally from one to three pounds. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are providing anglers with good fishing north of Callville Bay.
■ LAKE MOHAVE — Smallmouth action remains good, with anglers fishing from shore even having moderate success. The coves with established habitat structures are often well populated with fish, and night crawlers and plastics are drawing bites. Catfish have been active at night and are hitting on anchovies, hot dogs or stink baits in the backs of coves.
■ LAUGHLIN — Action has slowed on this stretch of the river, but anglers are still catching fish. Most striped bass are between one to three pounds with a few near 10 pounds in the mix. Anchovies have been the top bait of choice, but other top-water reaction baits are also drawing strikes from the stripers.
■ URBAN PONDS — Worms are the bait of choice on most of the ponds, whether it’s meal worms, wax worms or night crawlers. All types of fish in the ponds will take worms. If you plan to use night crawlers, use only a portion of a worm on your hook. Using a whole worm will not improve your chances, while cutting the worm into portions will allow the fluids in the worm to attract fish.
■ KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Bass fishing has picked up across the area. Anglers can expect fair fishing for trout and crappie from the dams on Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. A few nice trout and some crappie in the nine- to 12-inch range were brought in from Adams-McGill. Fishing at Dacey Reservoir has been very good using flies and spoons. Dacey is artificial lure only, so PowerBait, worms and similar baits are prohibited. All of Tule and the upper ends of Haymeadow, Cold Springs, Adams-McGill, and Dacey are closed as marked Feb. 15 through Aug. 15. Currently the water system at the David Deacon Campground is out of order.
■ EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Fishing continues to be good for rainbow, brown and tiger trout. Fish are taking Mepp’s spinners in red, gold or silver colors, as well as orange PowerBait. Last month a four-pound largemouth bass came out of the lake. The park is requesting that anglers practice catch-and-release with the largemouth bass, as these fish are not stocked but are in the lake through natural reproduction.
■ ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Fishing has been very good for some anglers. Crappie are being caught in most areas of the lake, but are more prevalent in the canyon area. Rainbow trout are taking orange PowerBait and small lures, especially along the dam.