NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Cooler mornings and lower daytime temperatures are providing great fishing opportunities for bass. Black bass and striped bass are hitting swimbaits and anchovies from shore. From the boat anglers are catching stripers by trolling swimbaits in the early morning and jigging in the afternoon. Both catfish and stripers are hitting anchovies fished off the bottom in the Overton Arm and Government Wash areas.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Striped bass action is steady from Cottonwood Cove to Willow Beach. The fish are hitting on swimbaits and anchovies. Anglers are finding good fishing for stocked rainbow trout following weekly fish plants at Willow Beach. PowerBait and night crawlers will catch the fish. Smallmouth bass are hitting jigs and dark plastics above Davis Dam and near Cottonwood Cove.

LAUGHLIN – Shore anglers are having the most success for striped bass below Big Bend. Trout action is expected to pick up following the recent fish plants below Davis Dam and near the Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Fly-fishing with an Elk Hair Caddis or throwing a Rooster Tail on a spinning rod are great options for catching the rainbows. Stripers from 1 to 3 pounds are trailing schools of trout below Davis Dam.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – With nighttime temperatures dropping into the 30s, the bluegill and bass bites are slow. The best chance for catching bluegill and bass is when the afternoon sun warms up the ponds. The last catfish plant of the season is slated for this week for Floyd Lamb, Sunset, Lorenzi, and Veterans’ Memorial Park ponds. Hafen Park pond in Mesquite is under repair, so it did not receive catfish during the previous plant. Rainbow trout plants will begin when water temperatures are cool enough at all ponds, possibly by Thanksgiving weekend.  

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Water levels remain steady across the management area. All reservoirs have been stocked with rainbow trout and anglers are catching fish. Trout are hitting PowerBait, spinners, and spoons. Crappie and bass action have slowed for the year.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Rainbow and tiger trout action has been good following recent trout plants. The fish are taking sparkle varieties of PowerBait and night crawlers. They are also taking spinners with yellow and red dots, as well as spoons. Bass and crappie fishing seem to be done for the year.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR- NDOW recently stocked the reservoir with 500 pounds of rainbow trout. Anglers have been successful using night crawlers and white or sparkle PowerBait varieties.  Fishing is good from the dam and shorelines clear of aquatic vegetation.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – Nevada Department of Wildlife will host a youth fishing clinic Saturday afternoon and a military fishing meet-up in Boulder City, November 10. More information and registration for these events is available online at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. Fishing licenses can be purchased at www.ndowlicensing.com .

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report
Lake Mohave: Striped Bass Action is Steady
Colorado River - Laughlin: Trout Action is Expected To Pick Up
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Water Levels Remain Steady
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Rainbow & Tiger Trout Action Have Been Good
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Fishing is Good From Dam and Shorelines

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
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report