NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife
9-9-2020
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EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR

Trout and bass are hitting well on a variety of lures and flies, as well as taking a variety of PowerBait and night crawlers. Shoreline vegetation continues to create problems for some anglers. .

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

Anglers are catching bass and crappie using jigs and small spinning lures. The best action occurs in the early morning hours. The trout bite is improving as overnight temperatures begin to fall. Anglers are using spinners, flies, and PowerBait in sunset sparkle.

LAKE MEAD

Striped bass are chasing threadfin shad throughout the Boulder Basin. Anglers are having success with chrome Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic swimbaits in shad patterns. Black bass are showing a preference for chartreuse colored lures and Ned rigs in the Overton Arm and Las Vegas Bay. Worms fished in Government Wash are attracting bluegill and catfish.

LAKE MOHAVE

High temperatures are making it tough to catch rainbow trout at Willow Beach. Stripers are hit and miss from the shoreline, but boaters are reporting success just south of Willow Beach. Swimbaits and anchovies are producing catches. The striper bite is beginning to pick up in the Cottonwood Basin. Reports say that fish up to 7 pounds have been hitting anchovies or taking trolled swimbaits. At Katherine Landing, anglers are reporting that green sunfish are taking spinners.

LAUGHLIN

Shore anglers are catching stripers between 1 and 3 pounds along the Colorado River. Anchovies or trout pattern lures are producing the most catches. Boaters are having better luck landing larger fish. Few reports about catfish and black bass have come in.

 WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA

 Fishing slowed considerably during the recent heat wave but should pick up again as temperatures begin to fall. Trout like spinners, spoons, PowerBait, and night crawlers. With dove season underway, visitors can enjoy wing shooting in the morning and evenings with fishing time squeezed in between.

URBAN PONDS

Fishing has been good for bluegill, bass, and catfish.  The best action continues to be early in the morning and after sunset. Catfish are taking stink baits and hotdogs. Bluegill love mealworms, green grubs, and night crawler pieces.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS

 Nevada Department of Wildlife has the safety of the public and employees in mind. To comply with Covid-19 guidelines, NDOW has temporarily cancelled all outdoor education classes. Check out NDOW events on Facebook and Register-ed.com/programs/nevada/ for information about educational classes and webinars.



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