NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Striper fishing has been good in the Overton Arm and Las Vegas Wash areas. Anglers have been most successful using anchovies and live shad, but stripers are also biting on shad-colored jigs. There are reports of anglers with catches averaging 10 or more striped bass from locations throughout Boulder Basin. The black bass bite is slowing down, but some anglers are still catching the fish in shallow coves near Callville Bay.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Rainbow trout action has been good at Willow Beach. Shore anglers are catching trout between 4 and 6 pounds. Striper action remains moderate. Anglers have reported that stripers are biting on pencil poppers and swimbaits in 8 to 10 feet of water. Black bass and catfish have been biting for shore anglers in coves with drop-offs.

LAUGHLIN – Striper action remains consistent below Davis Dam. Anglers have been catching the fish with swimbaits and anchovies. Shore anglers continue to limit out on rainbow trout using PowerBait and spinners.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – The Nevada Department of Wildlife has planted rainbow trout twice in the last two weeks at Floyd Lamb, Sunset, Veteran’s Memorial and Lorenzi park ponds. The agency’s plan is to plant fish two to three times each month, as weather and road conditions permit. Catfish and trout both are taking night crawlers. The cats will also eat shrimp and trout will hit spinners. Shrimp can be used in urban ponds because they are not considered a fish or fish parts.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – With the return of sunny days, ice development will slow down. The reservoirs were about 80 percent covered with thin ice over the weekend. Fishing is not recommended until the ice thickens.  

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Sunny afternoons are slowing down the thickening of ice across the lake. The only anglers braving the freezing temperatures are ice fishing from the dock.  If you go fishing for trout, try night crawlers and PowerBait.  For up-to-date ice conditions contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Not many anglers have been venturing out to Echo. Ice is starting to cover the reservoir but is still very thin. Boats are not able to launch due to ice along the shore. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – NDOW is offering youth and fly-fishing events. For more information or to register visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

More Reports

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

Lake Mead: Striper Fishing Has Been Good
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Striper Action Remains Consistent
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Kirch Wildlife Fishing Report
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Reservoir Fishing Report

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