Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Striped bass action is good throughout the Boulder Basin. Anglers also are catching catfish in Government Wash and around the Hemenway fishing pier. If you are looking to use live bait, you will find schools of threadfin shad in the Las Vegas Bay area and outside of Echo Bay in the Overton Arm. Anglers are catching black bass in the Overton Arm with drop shot rigs and dark plastics.

LAKE MOHAVE – Lots of striped bass are coming out of the north and south ends of the reservoir. Boaters and shore anglers are catching the fish with anchovies. Black bass are active in coves associated with the Cottonwood Basin. The fish can be found in brushy areas of near underwater shelves. Stocked rainbow trout are taking Rooster Tails and worms at Willow Beach.

LAUGHLIN – Rainbow trout plants below Davis Dam have been stopped for the summer. The casino area has been good for both striped bass and trout. Fly-fishers are catching trout with caddisfly patterns. Anglers using anchovies are catching striped bass in the 1- to 3-pound range just above the Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Fishing has been good for stocked bluegills and catfish. Anglers also have managed to catch a few rainbow trout. The fish are holdovers from winter stocking activity. Bluegill and green sunfish are taking mealworms and night crawlers at most of the ponds while catfish are taking night crawlers and stink baits. A few largemouth bass are hitting spinners at Floyd Lamb Park.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA- The action was good this past week on all area reservoirs. Crappie and bass will continue to improve as temperatures rise. Please keep in mind that Dacey is an artificial-lure only water. Those who are caught using bait can be cited.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – After being closed due to storm damage, roads to the state park have reopened. There are reports of anglers catching crappie with small jigs, mealworms and night crawlers. Bass are hitting on plastics, but keep in mind that catch-and-release regulations for bass are in effect until the end of June. Trout have been taking the usual baits, such as PowerBait, night crawlers and marshmallow combos.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Free Fishing Day was good, but there may still be a few tagged fish in the reservoir. Bait anglers are using night crawlers or PowerBait off the dam. The water level is still good but is slowly dropping. Aquatic vegetation has not yet become a problem.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – NDOW will hold a Sunrise Fishing at Hemenway Fishing Pier event starting at 6 a.m. June 22. A Nevada fishing license is required for those 12 years of age and older. NDOW staff will have a limited amount of bait on hand and loaner rods if needed. For more information contact Abbey Czarnecki at 702-486-5127 x 3503.

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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
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: Southern Nevada Fishing Report

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