NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Lake Mead — Anglers are catching striped bass in the 2- to 4-pound range near Hemenway and Boulder Harbor. Fish are biting primarily on anchovies, but some anglers have reported success using PowerBait floating eggs and imitation shad swimbaits. Black bass action has been slow, but with warmer temperatures in the forecast anglers may find the fish biting in shallow coves.

Lake Mohave — A few anglers have been rewarded with catfish while fishing after dusk at Willow Beach. Rainbow trout are biting on rainbow PowerBait, Rooster Tails and small spoons. One angler reported catching a 5-pound trout on pink eggs. Further south, anglers are catching 4- to 7-pound stripers on anchovies. Smallmouth bass are active near the shelves and largemouth bass are being found in shallow coves.

Laughlin — Shore anglers are catching limits of rainbow trout with night crawlers and spinners. The striper bite is picking up along Big Bend State Recreation Area.  Anchovies are a top bait for this stretch of the river, bringing in both striped bass and catfish. Just below Davis Dam, an angler reportedly caught a 25-pound striper using a shad pattern Glide Bait.

Las Vegas urban ponds — The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked rainbow trout in Beatty and the Las Vegas area urban ponds last week. Plans call for an additional plant in the valley ponds next week. Cold Creek also is on the list. The fish have been biting on PowerBait, mealworms, and night crawlers, as well as small spinning lures and spoons. Please dispose of discarded fishing line in provided recycle bins or trash receptacles.

Kirch Wildlife Management Area — All the reservoirs are mostly covered with thin ice, but there are some areas of open water in the centers. Ice conditions are poor.

Eagle Valley Reservoir — Spring Valley State Park had their annual golf tournament, which also included lots of ice fishing groups out on the ice. Anglers are having the best luck with PowerBait colors and night crawlers. The ice is still 8-10-inches thick over most of the reservoir. For up to date ice conditions contact the park at 775-962-5102.

Echo Canyon Reservoir — Thin ice covers much of the reservoir, though a small open area remains in the center. Ice conditions remain unsafe for fishing. For up-to-date ice conditions contact the park at 775-962-5103.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Shore Anglers Catching Limits of Trout
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice Conditions Are Poor
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Anglers Having Luck With Ice Fishing
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Ice Conditions Remain Unsafe

Thank you Robert Gardas for this awesome photo from the Eagle Valley Reservoir ice golf event this past weekend. Looks...... Read More