NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD — Boiling stripers are taking anchovies and topwater lures throughout Boulder Basin and north toward the Overton Arm. For bait fishermen, stripers weighing from 1 to 3 pounds are taking cut anchovies. When fishing a boil, stay away from the edge and cast to the opposite side to avoid spooking the fish. Jointed swimbaits, pencil poppers and shad imitations are working for stripers. Silver and yellow crankbaits and jigs are enticing black bass. Catfish also are hitting anchovies fished off the bottom overnight.

LAKE MOHAVE — Anglers are reporting good action for smallmouth bass and striped bass while largemouth bass fishing has been sluggish. The smallies are hanging along drop offs and the largemouth bass are a little deeper in submerged brush. Plastic crawdads and worms are fooling the bass in Cottonwood Basin. Striper action has been spotty though anglers are having success overnight using anchovies. Rainbow trout and stripers in the 2-pound range are biting around Willow Beach in the early morning. Both are hitting on spinners.

LAUGHLIN — Striped bass are cruising the river below Davis Dam and hitting on anchovies or large crankbaits. Most stripers are averaging 1 to 2 pounds. One lucky angler reeled in a catfish weighing 13 pounds below Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. The angler was fishing with anchovies from his boat at night.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — Bluegill are biting on worm pieces at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi and Veterans’ Memorial parks. Lorenzi also has feisty green sunfish. These fish are small so they will be easier to catch with small hooks and small worms. Bass are hitting bright colored jigs and spinnerbaits

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — The upper portions of the reservoirs opened Aug. 15. Anglers are finding good trout fishing in the early morning. Bass are taking plastic baits at Adams-McGill and Dacey is producing trout for anglers casting spinners and flies.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — Vegetation is presenting shore anglers with some challenges. Boaters are having a little more success beyond the weed beds. Bass are taking plastic worms in dark colors, but crawdad imitations are working best. Rainbow trout are hitting PowerBait in rainbow or green colors with glitter.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Weeds are getting thicker along the shoreline and the water is getting lower as the summer continues. Boaters are finding good fishing for rainbow trout in the morning and bass later in the day. The trout are taking rainbow PowerBait, as well as the chartreuse glitter varieties. Bass are hitting bright colored frog and crawdad plastics.

UPCOMING CLASSES — For information about fishing classes visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. Anglers 12 years of age and older will need a valid Nevada fishing license to participate in most classes.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Lake Mead: Anchovies Working Good For Boiling Stripers
Lake Mohave: Anglers Reporting Good Action for Bass
Colorado River - Laughlin: Laughlin Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Kirch Wildlife Management Area Fishing Report
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Boaters Are Having Better Luck Beyond The Weed Beds
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Weeds Are Getting Thicker Along The Shoreline

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
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report