NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Smallmouth and largemouth bass are hitting swimbaits in variations of silver and white in the coves west of Callville Bay. The Boulder Island and Las Vegas Bay areas are producing stripers but mostly in the 1- to 2-pound range.  Catfish are hitting on anchovies by the Hemenway fishing pier. Many are around 3 pounds.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Anglers are bringing in black bass on plastics or silver or white swimbaits in coves above Cottonwood Cove. Stripers are taking anchovies and deep diving lures between Willow Beach and Cottonwood Marina. The rainbow trout is slow, but some fish are biting on gold and silver Rooster Tails.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are landing stripers with anchovies from Davis Dam down through Casino Row. Trout are hiding under docks and in areas with thick vegetation above Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Spinners, such as Rooster Tails or Panther Martins, are working well in addition to night crawlers.  The Big Bend area has also given up a few catfish. They are taking anchovies.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Fishing action is steady for bass and catfish. The bass are hitting on plastics in the back ponds at Floyd Lamb. Catfish are biting on night crawlers. Water temperatures have remained low enough that the Nevada Department of Wildlife is hoping to start seasonal trout plants this week. Stocked rainbows love night crawler pieces and PowerBait.
– Water levels are starting to rise, and aquatic vegetation is starting to decline along the shorelines. Freezing overnight temperatures are producing icy edges in the early morning but the ice melts off by lunch time. Rainbow trout action is the best from boat. Stocked trout are taking Kastmasters, PowerBait, and night crawlers.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Overnight temperatures are dropping below freezing, but trout action has been good overall. Rainbow and tiger trout are taking a variety of spinning lures and spoons. Bait anglers have been doing well from the fishing dock and the dam using the usual PowerBait in rainbow, green or orange colorations, as well as a chunk of night crawler combined with a mini marshmallow.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR- Freezing overnight temperatures are creating icy conditions early in the morning along the shoreline, so please use caution along the dam. Rainbow trout action has been very good. Anglers, fishing from boat or floatables, are having the best action. Water levels continue to rise, making fishing along the dam even better. The fish are taking PowerBait in rainbow, orange or green colorations, as well as small spinning lures.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – Nevada Department of Wildlife will host a “Fishing for Trout in Southern Nevada” class to kick off the trout season. The class will take place at 6 p.m. December 6 at Sportsman’s Warehouse Las Vegas. Register for this and other upcoming events at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River-Laughlin Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Fishing Action is Steady
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Water Levels Are Starting to Rise
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Overnight Temps Are Dropping Below Freezing
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Rainbow Trout Action Has Been Very Good

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anglers Are Catching Limits of Strped Bass
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Catfish Action Has Been Good
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Trout Bite is Still Very Good
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Rainbow Action is Great
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report