NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nevada Department of Wildlife

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD — Bass action has been good with anglers catching fish as large as 4 pounds. The best fishing has been out of Callville Bay. Stripers are boiling all over the Boulder Basin in the evenings. The fish are taking silver swim baits that resemble threadfin shad. Channel catfish have been taking anchovies and stink baits all along the west side of Boulder Basin from Government Wash to Hemenway Fishing Pier.

LAKE MOHAVE — Coves between Willow Beach and Cottonwood Cove are providing most of the largemouth and smallmouth bass action. Spinnerbaits have been the go-to lure for black bass out of river coves. Striped bass are hitting baits across the reservoir, mostly between dusk and dawn. Stripers in the 3-pound range are taking anchovies on the south end of the reservoir.

LAUGHLIN — The possibility of catching striped bass and black bass has increased steadily with temperatures pushing past 100 degrees. Fish are being found deep during the day. Catfish and striped bass are taking anchovies right off the bottom. Shore fishing is best during cooler times of the day.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Cooling temps will make fishing more comfortable over the next week. NDOW plans call for a resumption of monthly catfish plants during the last week in August. The ponds at Sunset, Lorenzi, Floyd Lamb and Veteran’s Memorial parks are on the schedule. So too is Hafen Park in Mesquite. In the meantime, panfish continue to provide good opportunities for anglers at most ponds. Lorenzi Park is an excellent location for people with small children. The fish are easy to see in the clear water and ready to hit most baits. Mealworms work very well for the green sunfish and bluegills.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Aquatic vegetation is building along the shoreline making it tough to cast from shore. Trout are taking spinners and Woolly Buggers. Bass are taking dark colored plastics and emergers. Anglers have had the best action fishing from boats or float tubes.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout are hitting rainbow colored PowerBait and night crawlers in the mornings off the dock and from shore. Weeds are coming up across the lake making shore fishing tough. Weedless hooks will help with that. Bass action is good. Anglers are having success with bright colored jigs and spinners.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Rainbow trout are taking sunset colored PowerBait and worms off the dam. Bass are hitting on bright colored spinnerbaits and jigs, though many are on the small side. Patient anglers are catching some hogs. Crappie action is slow on days with temperatures in the 90s. Weeds are getting thicker along the shoreline and the water level is gradually dropping.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Fishing Report
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Anglers Having Success With Bright Colors
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Vegetation is Building Along Shoreline
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Panfish Providing Good Opportunity For Anglers
Colorado River - Laughlin: Fish Are Being Found Deep During The Day
Lake Mohave: Striped Bass Are Hiting Baits Across The Reservoir
Lake Mead: Bass Action Has Been Good

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Monday, August 12th, 2019

: Eastern Nevada NDOW Report
: Western Nevada NDOW FIshing Report
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Reservoir is Fishing Great
Blue Lakes: Good Reports on Blue Lakes
Carson River: Carson is Fishing Well
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Fishing is Fair to Slow
East Walker River (NV): Flows Are Currently High
Hobart Reservoir: Terrestrial Fishing is Excellent
Knott Creek Reservoir: Currently an Algae Bloom
Lahontan Reservoir: Lahontan Reservoir Fishing Report
Lake Tahoe: Good to Fair Reports for Lake Tahoe
Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area: Fishing Has Been Fair in Hinkson For Bass
Marlette Lake: Fishing Has Been Excellent
Onion Valley Reservoir: Onion Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Rye Patch Reservoir: Fishing Has Slowed Down
Spooner Lake: Spooner Has Been Fair From Shore
: Now is The Best Time For Largemouth Bass Fishing
Topaz Lake: Topaz Fishing Has Been Well
Truckee River: Truckee River is Healthy and Fishing Well
Walker Lake: 44 Percent of Capacity and Rising
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Wall Canyon Reservoir Update