NDOW Southern Fishing Report

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by Nevada Department of Wildlife


Cool nighttime temperatures are slowing down the aquatic vegetation and it should be clearing up soon. Crappies have been jigs and plastics. Trout and bass are hitting spinners and night crawlers.


The trout bite is improving with overnight temperatures starting to drop. Anglers are starting in the morning for trout and fishing throughout the day for bass and crappies. The bass and crappies are hitting spinning lures and plastics.


Stripers are biting at dawn and dusk. Hard shad plastics are taking hits seconds after they are thrown into a boil. Black bass fishing is very slow, but a few anglers have had luck around Callville Bay with spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. Anglers targeting catfish and carp near Hemenway are succeeding with anchovies and corn beginning in the late afternoon.


Willow Beach stripers in the 10-pound range are hitting trolled swimbaits. On the lake, black bass are showing a preference for soft plastic grubs, craws, and worms in green pumpkin. The bite is hit and miss but expected to pick up as the seasons change in the coming weeks. Striped bass have been caught at depths between 40 and 60 feet near Davis Dam.


Anglers are catching stripers weighing between 1 and 6 pounds in shallow water along the shoreline of the river. Trout-patterned lures, especially jerkbaits, are tempting the fish. Frozen anchovies are a reliable choice as well. Anglers are experimenting with both hard and soft plastics to fool smallies near Laughlin Lagoon.


On Dacey Reservoir, trout have been taking a variety of spinners and spoons. Adams-McGill continues to be steady for bass despite seasonal weed growth. Bass are hitting plastics and Woolly Buggers. With dove season underway, visitors can get in a morning or afternoon dove hunt with a fishing outing in between.


 Fishing has been good overall at the ponds for bluegill, bass, and catfish. The best action continues to be in the morning and at sunset. Catfish are taking worms, hotdog pieces, and stink baits. Bluegill are taking worm pieces and PowerBait grubs. Bass are hitting on Rat-L-Traps and plastics.


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More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Lake Mead: Stripers are biting at dawn and dusk
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River Laughlin Fishing Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Fishing has been good overall
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Bass are hitting plastics and Woolly Buggers
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Cool nighttime temperatures are slowing down the aquatic vegetation
Echo Canyon Reservoir: The trout bite is improving

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