NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – The striper bite is best at sunrise when they are feeding on shad.  Imitation shad and minnow swimbaits work well during this time, though live shad are generally the most productive bait. Anglers are still catching catfish, some as large as 6 pounds, on anchovies in the Hemenway Harbor area.  With cloudy days and chances of rain in the forecast, expect some variations in fishing results.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Striper action remains steady for boaters using shad and light-colored swim baits. Shore anglers are most successful in the evening using anchovies in the coves. Rainbow trout stocking continues each week at Willow Beach. Anglers are having the most success with PowerBait or worms.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are enjoying the benefits of weekly rainbow trout plants.  Pink, green and yellow PowerBaits are producing the best action below Davis Dam, and small spinning lures are also catching the fish. The areas below Big Bend State Recreation Area and along Casino Row are providing good fishing for both trout and stripers. Stripers are hitting on anchovies off the bottom.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Seasonal trout plants have begun. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will stock rainbow trout again this week at Floyd Lamb, Sunset, and Veteran’s Memorial Park ponds. The action for stocked rainbows has been very good for those using bright-colored garlic PowerBait and night crawler pieces. Anglers are catching bass and catfish at Floyd Lamb and Sunset parks on warm afternoons.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – With temperatures dropping, expect thin ice along the shorelines in the morning. The ice will usually thaw with afternoon sun. Mid-week rain showers are expected to make way for sunny skies over the weekend. Use caution when venturing around the reservoirs and roads during inclement weather.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – The northern portion of the reservoir is covered by thin ice and is unsafe to walk on. Water around the fishing dock is still open for shore anglers. The few anglers who have tried their luck this week have done well using rainbow PowerBait. Rain and snow showers are expected to move out for the weekend. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR- Water levels will slowly rise throughout the fall and winter. Freezing overnight temps are putting a thin cover of ice near the intake, but there is still open water along a good portion of the dam. Rainbow trout action has been good using sparkle and bright colored PowerBait varieties. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.

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. Dec. 6 at Sportsman’s Warehouse Las Vegas. Register for this and other upcoming events at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

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Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Water Levels Are Starting to Rise
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Overnight Temps Are Dropping Below Freezing
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: NDOW Southern Fishing Report