NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Boulder Basin is providing good striper action for anglers using anchovies and white Zara Spooks. The best fishing is taking place at sunrise and sunset. Those also are the best times to avoid the heat. Catfish are hitting on stink baits, anchovies, and hot dog pieces. Black Bass are taking frogs and creature baits at Government Wash.

LAKE MOHAVE – Bass in the Cottonwood Basin have been hiding out in coves with vegetation. Black bass are hitting on plastics fished from shore and boat. Further north, striped bass are hitting on anchovies or jerkbaits at Willow Beach. Jointed trout or shad imitations also have been catching the fish. Stocked rainbow trout are taking PowerBait with glitter as well as Rooster Tails.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers using anchovies are reeling in catfish and striped bass all along the river. Most stripers are in the 1- to 3-pound range, but one lucky angler pulled in 10-pound striper from the shoreline at Big Bend. Crankbaits or pumpkin-colored plastics are bringing in smallmouth bass.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Bluegill and green sunfish are the most common catch at the urban ponds. Largemouth bass and catfish also are hitting for persistent anglers. Some nice bass were caught in Tule Springs over the holiday weekend. Catfish are taking hotdogs and stink baits. Sunfish are hitting on mealworms.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Fishing has been steady. The reservoirs are starting to see aquatic weed growth along the edges. This will make shore fishing more difficult as the weeks go by. Mornings are starting calm and cool, but the afternoons get warm and windy. Anglers are catching with jigs at Haymeadow. Trout are still biting, but you will need to look for them in deeper water where the temperature is cooler.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Bass fishing is hot just like the weather. Now that it is reaching 90 degrees in the mountains, bass are active. Anglers are catching the fish with dark green jigs and Woolly Buggers. Rainbow trout will be found in deeper portions of the reservoir.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Both shoreline anglers and boaters are catching bass and trout. The trout are feeding off the bottom and taking PowerBait or worms. Bass are ambushing baits from their hiding spots in vegetation. Bright colored Mepp’s spinners are popular with the bass, but they also are taking worms fished below a bobber.

UPCOMING ANGLER EDUCATION – Nevada Department of Wildlife workshops are posted at  http://www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/.  Multiple classes and events are coming up in Southern Nevada. Registration is often required.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Echo Canyon Reservoir: Shoreliners and Boaters Are Catching Bass & Trout
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Bass Fishing is Hot Just Like The Weather
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Fishing Has Been Steady
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Bluegill and Sunfish Are Biting
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anchovies Working Well For Striped Bass & Catfish
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Lake Mead: Boulder Basin is Having Good Striper Action

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