NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – With water temperatures dropping, striped bass are moving in toward shore where anglers should experience improved fishing. Anglers can find better fishing between depths of 25 and 40 feet. There has been an abundance of threadfin shad anglers are using as live bait. Catfish are hitting anchovies fished from shore in Government Wash and around the Hemenway Fishing Pier. Kayakers and boaters are finding good fishing in the Las Vegas Bay area and at the upper end of Overton Arm.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Anglers are reporting moderate success for stripers across the lake. Both shore anglers and boaters are finding success with anchovies fished just off the bottom. Stripers in the 6- to 10-pound range are chasing trout swimbaits about 10 feet down. Catfish are taking anchovies in the backs of coves below Willow Beach and outside of Cottonwood Cove. With the arrival of fall weather, trout fishing is improving below Willow Beach Marina. The fish are hitting sunset PowerBait, black and yellow spinners, and olive Woolly Buggers.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are finding good fishing for stocked rainbow trout below Davis Dam and through Casino Row. Mouse tails and spinners have been catching the fish.
Stripers in the 1- to 3-pound range have been hitting anchovies and jointed Glide Baits. Black Bass are hanging around the aquatic vegetation below Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – The last seasonal catfish plant for 2019 is planned for next week in the urban ponds. Action has been a little slow around the ponds with catfish taking night crawlers and stink baits. Cold nighttime temperatures have put a damper on bluegill action, but action does pick up in the afternoons. Persistent anglers have gotten some bass out of Floyd Lamb using dark-colored jigs and plastics.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – The rainbow trout bite continues to be good throughout the area, with the fish taking a variety of lures and baits. Waterfowl hunters can double up on ducks and fish. Roads are in good condition and water levels are good.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Rainbow, tiger, and brown trout have all been hitting well this past week. The Nevada Department of Wildlife recently stocked the reservoir with rainbows. Anglers are reporting good action with night crawlers, garlic PowerBait eggs, and Mepp’s spinners in both gold and silver. Temperatures are dropping into freezing range, making afternoons and evenings the most productive time of day.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR- NDOW recently stocked with reservoir with rainbow trout. Anglers have found goof fishing with a variety of baits and lures. Water levels are low and creating a variety of shore fishing options.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – Check out and register for our upcoming events at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. A youth fishing license is available for those who are 12-17 years old. You can get all your licenses at www.ndowlicensing.com .

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Wild Horse Reservoir: Angler Report: Wild Horse Reservoir
Lake Mead: Striped Bass Are Moving Towards Shore
Lake Mohave: Moderate Success For Stripers Across The Lake
Colorado River - Laughlin: Good Fishing For Rainbows Below Davis Dam
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Rainbow Bite Continues To Be Good
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Trout Have Been Hitting Well This Past Week
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Recently Stocked With Rainbow Trout

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