NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Lake Mead — Anglers are reporting good striper action in the early morning hours and at dusk. In the Hemenway area, stripers in the 2- to 4-pound range are biting on anchovies. At Government Wash, anglers are catching fish in about 50 feet of water using shad colored jigs and swimbaits fished off the bottom. Smallmouth bass are biting plastic worms and crawdads in shallow coves. Expect the black bass bite to pick up with warmer temperatures forecasted for the weekend.

Lake Mohave — Rainbow trout in the 2- to 5-pound range are taking trout patterns and watermelon colored soft baits at Willow Beach. Striped bass action is slow near Willow Beach though kayakers or boaters fishing in the deeper waters are catching some fish. The story is much the same at the reservoir’s south end where anglers are catching similar-sized stripers while fishing off the bottom at Telephone Cove. In Cottonwood Basin, bass are hitting soft plastics and jigs in olive and watermelon colors.

Laughlin — The warmer weather has increased fish activity along the Colorado River. Anglers fishing from shore and docks are catching striped bass and rainbow trout. Striped bass are showing a preference for anchovies and light-colored swimbaits. One angler reported catching an 11-pound striper on an anchovy just south of Casino Row. Trout are biting on yellow and olive-colored jigs and a variety of spinners. Some anglers prefer night crawlers and have reported catching an average of three fish a day.

Las Vegas urban ponds — Stocked rainbow trout have been taking worms, silver Rooster Tails, and rainbow-colored PowerBait. Some anglers are catching catfish and bass in the warm afternoons. There is a 3-fish limit and no fish or fish parts can be used in urban ponds. Please place discarded fishing line in garbage cans or fishing line receptacles.

Kirch Wildlife Management Area — Ice conditions are questionable. The reservoirs are covered with thin ice. Visitors are encouraged to use extreme caution.

Eagle Valley Reservoir — Much of the lake still has ice with 6 - 8 inches of ice. Anglers have found success using orange PowerBait and night crawlers. Always verify ice conditions before walking on it. Forecasts call for warm and clear weather until next week. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102.

Echo Canyon Reservoir — The reservoir is covered by thin ice with a few small patches of open water. For up-to-date ice conditions call 775-962-5103.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS — NDOW is holding a variety of fishing classes. For more information and registration visit https://www.register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Lake Mead: Good Striper Action in The AM
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Warmer Weather Has Increased Fishing Activity
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice Conditions Are Questionable
Eagle Valley Reservoir: 6-8 Inches of Ice on The Lake
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Reservoir Covered in Thin Ice

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