Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Black bass are hitting across the Boulder Basin in coves with thick vegetation. The fish are hitting on chartreuse creature baits or watermelon colored plastic worms. Catfish are taking worms and anchovies over night from shore and boat. Striped bass are taking crankbaits outside of Callville Bay from sunset until the early nighttime hours.  

LAKE MOHAVE – Anglers are using anchovies to catch stripers off the Willow Beach fishing pier and PowerBait or Rooster Tails to catch rainbow trout south of Willow Beach. Closer to Cottonwood Cove, largemouth bass are hitting spinnerbaits and plastics while smallmouth bass have been taking dark-colored worms south of Cottonwood Cove.

LAUGHLIN – Striped bass fishing is picking up on the Colorado River. Rusty’s Riviera is recommending that anglers work from below Davis Dam south through Casino Row. The fish are averaging from 1 to 5 pounds with the smaller fish taking anchovies fished near the bottom. The larger stripers are hitting Bomber Long A’s and Glide Swimmers. For catfish, fish on the bottom with anchovies below Big Bend State Recreation Area.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Night crawlers, mealworms, hotdogs and chicken livers are working well for stocked catfish. The bluegill and green sunfish bite has begun. The popular fish are hitting mealworms and imitation grubs. Largemouth bass are taking worms and spinners.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – The trout bite has been good this past week. Anglers are taking fish using a variety of baits and lures. There are no reports for bass or crappie, but they should start biting soon as water temperatures are rising.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Trout action has been very good this week with most rainbows averaging about 10 inches with bigger catches mixed in. Anglers have been doing well using orange or rainbow sparkle PowerBait. Those throwing floating trout lures also are doing well. The largemouth bass bite has started, but anglers must practice catch and release through June 30.  

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Anglers fishing from the dam and the south end of the reservoir are getting lots off action from trout. Crappie and bass have started hitting, but the bite is still slow due to low nighttime temperatures.

UPCOMING EVENTS – Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day across Nevada. Echo Canyon State Park will hold a special event from 8 a.m. – noon. Call 775-962-5102 for more information. NDOW will hold an event at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Boulder City beginning at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Loaner equipment and bait will be available at no charge. The event will include prizes, a chance to learn about bowfishing and other activities. For more information about the Boulder City event call 702-486-5127 x 3850.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 8th

Lake Mead: Black Bass Are Hitting
Lake Mohave: Willow Beach Striper Fishing is Good
Colorado River - Laughlin: Fishing is Picking Up
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Bluegill and Green Sunfish Bite Has Begun
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Trout Bite has Been Good
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Trout Action Has Been Good
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Crappie and Bass Are Starting To Hit

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