NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife


Trout fishing has been good following recent NDOW fish plants. Anglers are catching both rainbow and tiger trout. The fish are taking PowerBait, spinners, and a variety of small spoons. The fishing dock and ramp will remain inaccessible until the reservoir receives additional water, and that is dependent on precipitation. Moisture is expected this weekend, so travel prepared for the possibilities.


Rainbow trout action has been very good. The best fishing has been found by those using boats or float tubes to get away from the shoreline. Since water levels are low, anglers are finding the best action off the dam. The fish are taking PowerBait in rainbow, orange or green colorations, as well as Rooster Tails and other spinners. Moisture is blowing in this weekend, so travel prepared.


Stripers are still boiling throughout the Las Vegas Bay and the Temple Bar area. Anglers are reporting more consistent action a few hours before sunset. Live shad is the bait of choice, but topwater lures are landing nice catches too. Black bass are most active in the morning in the back of coves with heavy vegetation. Smallies are taking soft plastics and walking baits, while largemouth seem to be more interested in crankbaits or spinners. For catfish try corn or anchovies fished off the bottom in Government Wash or near the Hemenway Fishing Pier.


Rainbow trout action is picking up at Willow Beach. Worms and different combinations of PowerBait are catching fish between 1 and 2 pounds. Anglers are reporting striper boils throughout the day at Lake Mohave. The fish are attacking Zara Spooks and a variety of crankbaits and swimbaits. Due to low water levels, black bass anglers are having to search for new hotspots. Those who have been successful are throwing topwater lures just in front of shorelines with large rocks or vegetation.


Shore anglers are catching limits of rainbow trout following recent fish plants. Rooster Tails and garlic PowerBait are producing nice catches. Worms also are working well for trout but also could fool a catfish. Reports of striped bass hitting worms on jig heads are coming in near Davis Dam. Swimbaits and crankbaits in shad or trout patterns are also good choices for stripers.


Water levels remain low and vegetation continues to gather along the shorelines. Rainbow trout action has been best from a boat. Trout are hitting PowerBait, night crawlers and hardware, including spoons, Kastmasters and Super Dupers. With waterfowl season underway, outdoor enthusiasts can take home a few ducks as well as fish.


Anglers have found good fishing for catfish and bluegill. Many have caught their 3 fish-limits at Veterans Memorial, Sunset, and Floyd Lamb parks. Catfish are taking night crawlers and hot dog pieces. Floyd Lamb bass have been hitting plastics on Texas rigs.


Check out the NDOW virtual programs and workshops at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Fishing From The Dam & Shoreline Has Been Most Productive
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Rainbow & Tiger Trout Action Has Been Good
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Water Levels Remain Steady
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Laughlin Fishing Report
Lake Mohave: Good Action For Black Bass At The South End of The Lake
Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report

The fall season has some of the best fishing of the year in Nevada! If you haven't already, buy your...... Read More