Southern Nevada Fishing Report

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Stripers are biting on minnow jigs and shad colored jerkbaits in about 40 feet of water at Government Wash. Anglers have reported catching 4- to 5-pound stripers at Hemenway Harbor using anchovies. Catfish have also been biting on anchovies fished along shelves. Action for black bass and sunfish has been slow. However, a couple anglers reported catching largemouth bass on minnow jigs and sinking fly lines in the coves at Government Wash.

LAKE MOHAVE - The black bass bite is picking up. Some anglers are catching fish that weigh between three- and six-pounds using glide baits and topwater lures. Stripers as large as three pounds are biting on anchovies at the south end of the reservoir. At Willow Beach largemouth bass are hitting soft plastics and jigs in olive and watermelon colors. Anglers also are enjoying the rainbow trout bite at Willow Beach using green and yellow PowerBait.

LAUGHLIN - The north end of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area has been good for stripers and trout hiding in deep coves. The striper bite is beginning to pick up along Casino Row. One angler reportedly reeled in a 14-pound striper using a topwater lure. Shore anglers are catching stocked rainbow trout all along the Colorado River. The fish are biting on night crawlers, rainbow PowerBait and spinners.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS - Rainbow trout plants are scheduled again this week, but are dependent on road conditions in northern Nevada. Stocked rainbows have been taking a variety of baits and small lures, such as rainbow-colored PowerBait, night crawlers, mealworms and mini marshmallows combined with a salmon egg. Spinning lures and spoons, such as Rooster Tails, Mepp’s, Super Dupers and Kastmasters have been catching fish.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - Ice conditions are questionable. Recent weather activity dropped a lot of rain and snow, making for muddy roads and thin ice around the shorelines. The Nevada Department of Wildlife requests visitors to use extreme caution while visiting the area. No fishing reports were received this week.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR - Anglers have been venturing onto the ice. The reservoir is covered by about is 8 to10 inches of ice. Anglers are finding success using night crawlers and PowerBait. NDOW is encouraging anglers to check weather conditions prior to making the trip and to always go prepared for weather changes. Contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102 for current ice conditions.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR - There is some open water on the southside of the reservoir, but it is mostly covered in thin ice. Contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103 for current ice conditions.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS - NDOW is holding fly fishing, ice fishing, and youth classes this month. For more information and registration visit

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 15th
Lake Mead: Lake Mead Report
Lake Mohave: Black Bass Bite is Picking Up
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice Conditions Are Questionable
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Anglers Are Venturing onto the Ice
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Reservoir Fishing Report

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, January 10th

Wilson Reservoir: Wilson Reservoir Report
Wild Horse Reservoir: Wildhorse Ice Fishing Report
South Fork Reservoir: South Fork Reservoir Report
Ruby Lake NWR: Ruby Lake Report
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Jiggs Reservoir Report
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Jakes Creek Report
Illipah Reservoir: Illipah Report
Comins Lake: Comins Lake Report
Cave Lake: Cave Lake Report
Angel Lake: Angel Lake Report
: Eastern Nevada Fishing Report
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Bilk Creek Report
Carson River: Carson River Report
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Chimney Dam Report
East Walker River (NV): East Walker River Report
Lahontan Reservoir: Lahontan Reservoir Report
Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe Report
Rye Patch Reservoir: Rye Patch Report
Spooner Lake: Spooner Lake Report
Squaw Creek Reservoir: Squaw Creek Report
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Truckee River: River is in Excellent Condition
Walker Lake: Walker Lake Update
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Wall Canyon Report
: Western Nevada Fishing Report