NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife


 Recent weather activity has left snow covering the ice on the reservoir. The ice is about 6 inches thick, and the road is open. Anglers have been ice fishing with PowerBait and night crawlers. Contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102 for current conditions.


The reservoir is mostly covered by thin ice and unsafe for fishing or other activities. Contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103 for current conditions.


Shore anglers are having poor success with striped bass in the shallower water. Boaters are locating striped bass at depths ranging from 50 to 100 feet. The best action is taking place in the evening hours. Swimbaits in shad patterns are producing catches throughout the Boulder Basin. Black bass are biting along the eastern shorelines and at Temple Bar. Soft plastics and swimbaits are preferred bait choices.


 Willow Beach anglers are using a combination of mice tails and PowerBait for a rainbow trout bite. Some spinners are producing catches as well. Shore anglers are seeing little striped bass action. Boaters able to reach the deeper water are having moderate success downriver. High winds have kept most anglers off Lake Mohave. A few reports of striper bites on shad swimbaits have come in from Katherine Landing. The black bass bite is slow.


The river is producing striped bass catches just south of Casino Row. One lucky angler caught a 17-pounder on a swimbait. Anglers also are reporting success with a variety of Glide Baits and topwater lures. Rainbow trout stocking continues weekly. The fish are averaging 1-2 pounds and are showing a preference for worms and spinners in red or yellow.


Ice conditions are questionable due to recent storms that dropped a lot of rain and snow, making for muddy roads and thin ice around the shorelines. The Nevada Department of Wildlife urges visitors to use caution while on the management area. No fishing reports were received this week.


Stocked rainbows have been taking a variety of baits and small lures, such as rainbow-colored PowerBait, night crawlers, salmon eggs and mini-marshmallows. Spinning lures and spoons, such as Rooster Tails, Mepp’s, Super Dupers and Kastmasters, have been showing success. Some anglers have caught catfish with night crawlers and chicken livers.


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 .

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Lake Mead: Striped Bass Are Still Nesting Shad Near Hemenway
Colorado River - Willow Beach: Best Rainbow Fishing Before Noon
Lake Mohave: Striper Boils Have Slowed on The Lake
Colorado River - Laughlin: Striper Action is Slow on The Colorado River
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: The Ice on Area Reservoirs Remains Treacherous
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice Has Finally Reached 6 Inches
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Almost Completely Covered in Thin Ice
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, December 24th, 2020
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Angel Lake: Road is Cloased and Lake is Covered in Ice
Cave Lake: 15 Feet Below Normal Water Levels
Cold Creek Reservoir: Mostly Ice Free
Comins Lake: Worms Working Best Through The Ice
Illipah Reservoir: Covered in Unsafe Ice
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): 90% Covered in Unsafe ice
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Water Levels Are Low
Ruby Lake NWR: Collection Ditch is Mostly Ice Free
South Fork Reservoir: Anglers Are Doing Best Before 10 AM
Wild Horse Reservoir: Wildhorse Reservoir Fishing Report and Ice Update
Wilson Reservoir: Wilson Reservoir Report