NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Anglers are reporting good action for striped bass around Kingman Wash. The fish are hitting topwater baits and soft swimbaits. Shore anglers are averaging about 10 fish a day. At Boulder Beach, stripers are taking anchovies with the best fishing happening at dusk. Smallmouth bass are biting on crawdad soft baits in the shallow coves of Government Wash. Fishing in the Overton Arm has been slow, though a few 2- to 3-pound striped bass have been caught on shad colored swimbaits.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Boaters at Willow Beach are catching striped bass in the 10-pound range using jerkbaits fished on down riggers. Shore anglers are filling their 5-fish limit of rainbow trout with PowerBait, night crawlers or meal worms. Fishing on Mohave has been slow and will likely remain that way with the cooler temperatures forecasted for this week. Anglers have reported that pencil poppers are catching stripers at the south end of the reservoir. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing has been slow.  

LAUGHLIN – Striper action below Davis Dam has picked up significantly. Shore anglers are catching stripers as large as 15 pounds using anchovies and a variety of shad colored lures. The water level is lower than usual, so boaters are urged to use caution. Rainbow trout are biting just south of Casino Row. Fish are averaging 12 inches in length and are favoring PowerBait over night crawlers.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – During the cool winter months, stocked rainbow trout can be found in ponds at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi, Sunset and Veterans Memorial parks. There is a 3-fish limit at each of these urban ponds. The trout will bite on night crawlers, various shades of PowerBait, meal worms and mini marshmallows. Sometimes a small piece of marshmallow combined with a small worm will fool the wariest trout.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Ice on area reservoirs is thin and unsafe. The Department of Wildlife urges visitors to use extreme caution while visiting the area.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Much of the lake is covered with ice, and the recent drop in temperatures should help keep it that way. Trout are hitting on PowerBait and night crawlers. Some anglers have even been able to pull a bass through the ice. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Eagle Valley State Park at 775-962-5102.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The reservoir is covered by thin ice with some open areas. Conditions are unsafe for anglers. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – NDOW will be holding pop-up workshops, fly-tying classes, and fly-fishing workshops this month. To register visit  https://www.register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education .

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 6th
: Submit Angler Survey By 2/16
Lake Mead: Good Action on Striped Bass
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave/ Willow Beach Fishing Report
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Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice is Thin And Unsafe
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Thin Ice and Open Areas

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