Fish Report for 10-6-2021
NDOW Southern Fishing Report
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Trout action is getting even better than it has been. Anglers have been happy with their catches. Cooler weather moving through is making it prime fishing time. As aquatic vegetation thins out, fish will be more active towards the shore throughout the day. Bass may hit crankbaits later in the day. Worms and spinnerbaits are generally productive for trout.
Weather is looking clear for the upcoming weekend. Overnight lows in the 40s yield good fishing throughout the morning. The water levels remain low, and shorelines are muddy, but fishing action off the dam remains good. Rainbow trout are taking spinners and Woolly Buggers, while crappies are chasing bright-colored jigs. Small bass are taking various topwater lures just after sunrise and again before sunset. Rainbow PowerBait and night crawlers fished off the bottom have been working well for trout.
The black bass bite is picking up in coves throughout the Overton Arm. Both hard and soft plastics in shad patterns are producing catches in the 2-pound range. Kayakers launching from Hemenway and Temple Bar are having luck with striped bass on topwater lures. Shoreline anglers are targeting catfish overnight with smelly corn and chicken liver fished just off the bottom.
Transitions into fall weather patterns are resulting in an increase in black bass activity on Lake Mohave. A variety of hard and soft plastics are tempting smallmouth up to 6 pounds. Green pumpkin chigger craws and bluegill crankbaits are two popular choices. In addition, striper anglers are finding fish up to 7 pounds when trolling in at least 20 feet of water near Davis Dam.
Rainbow trout are keeping anglers busy on the river. PowerBait and Rooster Tails are helping anglers land their 5-fish limit. Striped bass activity has been hit and miss lately. Anglers are experimenting with jerkbaits, swimbaits, and pencil poppers in trout patterns. Frozen anchovies are a productive alternative.
North winds are expected to move storms through this weekend, bringing with them freezing overnight temperatures. Go prepared for weather changes. Trout fishing should be good throughout the day. Olive and red flies and spinners are a good place to start for trout and bass.
Anglers reported good fishing over the weekend. Catfish are favoring hotdogs and chicken gizzards. Families are catching small bluegill on worm pieces. Just a reminder, there are yellow or red and white tackle bins or garbage cans located around the community ponds for unwanted tackle and fishing line.
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS
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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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, October 6th
Lake Mead: The black bass bite is picking up
Lake Mohave: Transitions into fall weather patterns are resulting in an increase in black bass activity
Colorado River - Laughlin: Rainbow trout are keeping anglers busy on the river.
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Anglers reported good fishing over the weekend
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Trout fishing should be good throughout the day
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Trout action is getting even better than it has been
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