Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Nevada.  There are three events scheduled at Southern Nevada waters. Those are Veterans’ Memorial Park pond, Floyd Lamb Park, and Echo Canyon State Park.  For more information check Nevada Department of Wildlife on Facebook, visit, or contact Abbey Czarnecki at 702-486-5127 x 3503. 
Quagga Reminder
NDOW is asking boaters to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of quagga mussels from the Colorado River system to other waters. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and towing vessel before traveling to another water.
Murky water conditions are still creating visibility issues for anglers. Spring runoff has filled the reservoir. Trout action has been best at sunrise and sunset. The fish are taking sunset-colored PowerBait and night crawlers. Action for bass and crappie has been picking up throughout the day. They are hitting olive and orange jigs.
Largemouth bass have been hitting crayfish imitations and plastic worms in darker colors. Green tube baits, bright jigs and night crawler pieces have brought in the crappie. Fishing is good throughout the morning hours but slows significantly in the afternoon.
The Overton Arm continues to keep anglers busy with good fishing for black bass and crappie. Bass are taking plastic worms and crayfish near the mouths of coves with vegetation. Anglers fishing with anchovies are catching stringers full of stripers and catfish. Boaters and kayakers are fishing along drop offs for stripers.  

Stripers are biting on anchovies at Willow Beach. Anglers are catching the fish from the fishing pier as well from boats. Rainbow trout fishing is slow but keeping anglers busy. Striper fishing also is good above Davis Dam, and waters south of Cottonwood Basin are giving up catfish. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are going after dark-colored crankbaits and plastics north of Cottonwood Cove.

Anglers have been reporting good striped bass and rainbow trout action below the dam. Trout are taking spinners and worms from shore. Most stripers are in the 2-pound range and taking anchovies off the bottom. Double-digit stripers are taking jointed crankbaits. Big Bend State Recreation Area is showing some catfish action with the fish taking nightcrawlers and anchovies. Largemouth bass are hitting spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
With warm temperatures of summer comes the seasonal growth of aquatic vegetation. As the weeds begin to thicken some anglers are finding it easier to reel in their lines when using barbless hooks. Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs have been good for crappie with anglers using small jigs and night crawlers. Bass are active and hitting on jigs and plastics. The other ponds are providing fly-anglers with good action for trout early in the day and again towards evening.

Anglers are fishing for catfish, bluegill, and largemouth throughout the ponds. Floyd Lamb Park is keeping some anglers busy catching carp as large as 21 pounds out of the back ponds. Bluegill are taking PowerBait grubs and worms. Catfish are biting stink baits and worms in the evening. Fishing remains slow at Sunset Park as repairs on the lake’s aeration system continue.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, June 7th, 2019
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Spring Run Off Has Filled Reservoir
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Fishing is Good Throughout
Lake Mead: Overton Arm Continues to Produce
Lake Mohave: Striper Fishing Has Been Good
Colorado River - Laughlin: Striped Bass and Rainbow Action Are Good
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Kirch Wildlife Management Area Fishing Report
: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report

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