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Southern Nevada Fishing Report – Sept. 3, 2015

* LAKE MEAD — Boils continue to provide anglers with good top-water action throughout the Boulder Basin. Two lucky anglers reeled in 46 stripers while throwing top-water baits. Bait fishermen are catching stripers and channel catfish using shad and cut anchovies.

* LAKE MOHAVE — Stripers and smallmouth bass have been active in the southern coves between Davis Dam and the power lines. Many of the smallies have been in the 3-pound range. The best time to catch fish is just after sundown. Reports from Willow Beach are that the action has been slow this past week.

* LAUGHLIN — Despite hot daytime temperatures, the striper and catfish bites have been good during the past week. The fish are mostly taking cut anchovies, chicken liver and mackerel. A few nice-sized fish have come out of the river this past week, including an 11.64-pound catfish taken by Gene Tafoya near the Community Park area of Bullhead City.

* LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted catfish Aug. 26 at each of the urban ponds. Night crawlers and prepared baits have been working well for the cats. Bluegill and small bass are taking mealworms and night crawlers.

* KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Fishing has been good for most anglers, but aquatic vegetation continues to be a problem on all reservoirs. With cooling overnight temperatures, the weed problem should start subsiding, and trout action should start picking up.

* EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Cooler overnight air temperatures are helping to reduce water temperatures, which are leading to improved trout action. Bass action, on the other hand, is beginning to slow. Orange or green PowerBait continues to work well along the shoreline, while small spinners and flies are working well out on the water. Aquatic vegetation around the lake remains a problem but is beginning to show signs of receding.

* ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — The water level has dropped, but that hasn’t altered catch rates. Trout are taking PowerBait in orange or green, while bass and crappie are hitting jigs and small lures.

* UPCOMING EVENTS — The annual Carp Rodeo fishing tournament at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge will take place on Sept. 19. The event is free and open to all comers. Loaner rods and reels will be available, and prizes will be awarded in three age categories. The event will include games for children, gourmet-cooked carp and lunch for the first 150 participants. Contact Tim Parker at 775-725-3417, ext. 101 or timothy_parker@fws.gov for more information.


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