NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife


Campers and anglers have been successful lately with good size trout in the 12 to 15 inches range.  Fishing is almost back to normal with a stocking of rainbows and tigers a few weeks back. Anglers have been using PowerBait and night crawlers. Launch ramp is open but the fishing pier is still removed. For up to date ice conditions contact the park at 775-962-5102.


Days have been warm enough to keep the edges from icing up. A few anglers at Echo Canyon reported doing well catching rainbow trout. They are using night crawlers and rainbow PowerBait. There are sporadic weeds along the shore, limiting access.  For up-to-date ice conditions contact the park at 775-962-5103.


 Anglers are still seeing topwater action for striped bass in the mornings. Other anglers are reporting larger striper catches when jigging around 100 feet. Black bass action is hit and miss, with anglers having the most luck at Callville Bay and throughout Government Wash. The fish are taking crankbaits in shad and crawdad patterns, as well as a variety of floating baits.


At Willow Beach rainbow trout are biting at the fishing pier and nearby shorelines. The fish are taking soft plastics tubes, jigs and multi-colored spinners. A few reports of large striper catches have come in from boaters fishing the deeper water. Black bass anglers are seeing the most action in the Cottonwood Basin or at the south end of Lake Mohave. Shad swimbaits and Whopper Ploppers are lures of choice.


Anglers of all skill levels are enjoying the recent rainbow trout stockings in the Colorado River. Jigs, spinners, PowerBait and worms have all resulted in catches from shore. Boaters are trolling anchovies and trout lures to land striped bass between 1 and 2 pounds. There are few reports of catfish taking stink bait and anchovies near the Laughlin Lagoon.


Not many reports lately. Afternoons have been warm enough to keep the water clear of ice. Trout fishing is good throughout the day, with aquatic vegetation along shorelines. Bass fishing has slowed a bit. Please check weather conditions and use caution while in the management area


Rainbow trout stocking is underway throughout the southern ponds. Families have been catching their limit of 3 each. Trout are taking PowerBait, night crawlers, or you could try a combo meal of a chunk of night crawlers with a piece of marshmallow.  When choosing a hook remember that you can catch big fish on small hooks (size 10 or 12), but it’s hard to catch small fish on big hooks. Bass are hitting sporadically and even on yellow spinners.  Catfish were taking night crawlers over last weekend.


For information about NDOW educational programs and workshops visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. You can get your fishing license online at www.ndowlicensing.com .

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