Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Anglers are catching a mixed bag of stripers and black bass on plastics and crankbaits. Surface fishing has been good for stripers pursuing shad. There have been some limits of crappie coming out of the Overton Arm.

LAKE MOHAVE – Stripers are taking baits off the Willow Beach fishing pier. Anglers are finding success from the shoreline and boats with anchovies and jerkbaits. The lake is also producing channel catfish in and around coves. Crankbaits and plastics are taking largemouth and smallmouth bass.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are reporting good fishing for stripers from the dam south through Casino Row. The fish are averaging two pounds. Stripers and catfish also are being caught near Big Bend. Black bass are going for rattling jigs, while catfish are taking night crawlers and anchovies. Fishing has been best at sunrise and sunset.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Bluegill and catfish are the go-to fish at the urban ponds. Mealworms are fooling the bluegill, with the best bite taking place in the early morning or late afternoon. Anglers have had fair success for catfish in the evenings using stink baits. Due to seasonally high temperatures, catfish will not be stocked during the month of July.  NDOW reminds anglers that the limit at all urban ponds is three fish and that netting is illegal.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Seasonal aquatic vegetation growth has begun. Weedless hooks are recommended if you want to spend more time catching bass and crappie, and less time freeing a stuck hook. Bass are active and hitting jigs and plastics. Crappie action is picking up at Haymeadow and Cold Springs reservoirs. Anglers are using small jigs and night crawlers to catch the fish.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Murky water has made fishing tough, though anglers have found good fishing for bass and crappie throughout the day with jigs and Woolly Buggers. Trout prefer hitting PowerBait and night crawlers in the early morning hours or late in the evening. Temperatures are reaching into the 80s during the day and dropping into the 50s at night.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Largemouth bass are hitting crayfish imitations, worms and grubs in darker colors. Green or root beer color tube baits, small jigs and nightcrawler pieces are bringing in crappie. Anglers are having better success later in the morning, but the action slows during the afternoon heat. Fishing picks up again after the heat subsides and shadows return to the water.  

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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Lake Mead: Surface Fishing Has Been Good
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Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Seasonal Aquatic Vegetation Growth Has Begun
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Reservoir Fishing Report

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Wild Horse Reservoir: Wildhorse Reservoir Fishing Report
South Fork Reservoir: Fishing is Starting to Pick Up
Ruby Lake NWR: Ruby Lake Fishing Report
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Trout Fishing Has Been Fair to Good
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Trout Fishing Has Been Good
Illipah Reservoir: Reservoir is Full and Fishing is Good
Comins Lake: Comins Lake Continues to Fish Well
Cold Creek Reservoir: Fishing Here is Fair to Good
Cave Lake: Cave Lake Stoked With 8,000 Fish
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: Eastern Nevada Fishing Report