NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD — Anglers are landing some great catches during the cooler times of the day. Black bass are hitting baits in the Overton Arm and Las Vegas Bay. Drop shots baited with soft plastics are catching the fish. Bluegill are hitting worm pieces in Government Wash and in coves near the dam. Striped bass are chasing threadfin shad outside of Hemenway Harbor and Government Wash. Anglers fishing along the shore have been pulling in catfish with deep diving lures and anchovies.

LAKE MOHAVE — Catfish are biting anchovies and crankbaits just off the bottom. At Willow Beach, rainbow trout are most active in the relatively cool hours of the morning. The fish are hitting spinners and minnow fly patterns. Anglers are reporting slow action for striped bass when using hardware, but boaters are catching stripers when using anchovies.

LAUGHLIN — High temperatures are making fishing tough along the river, though stripers are taking anchovies and swimbaits right off the bottom. Anglers also are finding some luck with white and green lure variations. Boaters are having better luck than shore anglers.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted catfish at Veterans’ Memorial Park and Sunset Park last week. Lorenzi and Floyd Lamb parks are on the schedule for this week. Bass are hitting plastics in Floyd Lamb. One little guy got his first catfish with his Spiderman fishing pole and some worm pieces. Bluegill are hitting mealworms near shadows about 10 feet from shore.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA — Bass are taking dark-colored Woolly Buggers and plastics. Anglers are encountering seasonal weed growth along the shorelines. Some of the vegetation is bunching up.in some corners due to windy conditions. Adams-McGill is producing a few nice trout and bass on deep diving lures.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR —Boaters are catching bass and trout. The bass are taking dark colored plastics, crankbaits, and jigs. Rainbow trout are hitting rainbow colored PowerBait or night crawlers. Persistent anglers are limiting out on trout in the morning hours.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR — Weeds are thick along the shore and the water is down a bit. Anglers are still catching some good bass and trout. Bass and crappie are hitting on jigs near the canyon. Trout are taking rainbow PowerBait and worms fished below a bobber. Anglers are having the best success in the morning.

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, September 4th, 2019

: Ladies Fly Fishing 101
Lake Mead: Anglers Are Landing Some Great Catches
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Kirch Wildlife Fishing Report
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Boaters Are Catching Bass and Trout
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Anglers Are Still Catching Some Good Bass & Trout

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