NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nevada Department of Wildlife

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Anglers had a great weekend as weather cooperated for the monthly Striper Club tournament. Striper boils were popping up all over the lake. Anglers experienced in catching live bait are finding the best action for striped bass. The best fishing has been taking place during the overnight hours with action slowing down by 7 a.m. Anglers are also catching catfish, bass, and crappie out of Echo Bay. Catfish have mainly been taking anchovies but are also hitting worms. Bass are biting on weighted plastics at the edge of deep vegetation.  

LAKE MOHAVE – The Willow Beach Fish Hatchery plants trout at Willow Beach every Friday year-round. Trout anglers catch the fish with a variety of baits, including worms, PowerBait and lures. Striped bass key in on the trout, so trout imitations are a good choice. Further south, catfish have been hanging in the backs of coves with anglers having the most success at night. The Cottonwood Cove area has been productive. Anglers are using light-colored spinnerbaits for black bass but also have caught catfish with them. Most of the bass are hitting plastic baits near the edges of coves.

LAUGHLIN – Striped bass are taking anchovies and deep diving lures from Casino Row through Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Boaters and shore fishermen are both catching fish. Catfish are biting in areas with heavy vegetation.  The rainbow trout bite is slow, but the fish are taking worms and spinners.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Fishing at the ponds has been good for bluegill, bass, and catfish. The best action continues to be in the morning and at sunset. Catfish are taking worms and hotdogs. Bluegill are hitting on worm pieces and PowerBait grubs. Large and small bass are hitting on Rat-L-Traps and plastics.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – On Dacey, trout have been taking a variety of spinners and spoons, as well as PowerBait and night crawlers. Action on Adams-McGill continues to be steady for bass despite seasonal weed growth. Bass are hitting plastics and flies. The Woolly Bugger is always a good choice. With temperatures starting to cool, dove hunters on the area may find some good hunting as well good fishing.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Cool nighttime temperatures are slowing down the growth of aquatic vegetation. It should begin to clear up soon. Crappie have been taking jigs and plastics. Trout and bass are hitting on spinners and night crawlers.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The trout bite is improving with overnight temperatures dropping. Anglers are catching trout in the morning and bass or crappie throughout the day. The bass and crappie are hitting spinning lures and 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, September 18th, 2019

Lake Mead: Striper Boils Are Popping Up All Over The Lake
Lake Mohave: Cottonwood Cove Bite is Hot
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River-Laughlin Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Fishing At The Ponds Have Been Good
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Temperatures Are Starting To Cool
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Trout Bite is Improving

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Echo Canyon Reservoir: Trout Bite is Improving
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Trout & Bass Action Has Been Good
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Fishing Remains Steady For Trout & Bass
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Best Action Continues to Be Mornings and After Sunset
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anglers Are Finding Good Action South of Casino Row
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Lake Mead: The Ones Casting Lines Before 7am Are Finding The Best Action
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report