NDOW Southern Fishing Report


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
11-24-2021
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EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR

Anglers have found good fishing for trout in the 12- to 15-inch range. Anglers have been using PowerBait and night crawlers. Temperatures have cooled throughout the day. The launch ramp is open, but the fishing pier is still absent. For up-to-date ice conditions, contact Spring Valley State Park at 775-962-5102.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

Days have been warm enough to keep the edges from icing up. A few anglers have reported good action for rainbow trout. Night crawlers and rainbow PowerBait are catching the fish. Weed growth along continues to limit shore access in some areas. For up-to-date ice conditions, contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.

LAKE MEAD 

Live shad and topwater lures are tempting striped bass in the Boulder Basin. Anglers are reporting an increase in black bass action all over the lake. Jigs and soft plastics fished on Ned rigs are producing the best results. Chicken liver is the go-to bait for catfishing overnight.

LAKE MOHAVE/WILLOW BEACH

Anglers on Mohave are still seeing striper boils and finding increased hook-ups. Boaters throwing topwater lures are landing fish larger than 5 pounds. Some anglers are also reporting success with shad swimbaits, specifically in the Cottonwood Basin. Anglers at Willow Beach are using spinners and Rooster Tails in the early morning for trout.

LAUGHLIN

Striped bass in the 1- to 2-pound range are taking anchovies from shore anglers. Larger fish between 5 and 15 pounds have been hitting swimbaits in the evening and overnight. Rainbow trout are biting spinners and trout jigs along the shorelines.

 WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA

Not many reports lately. Afternoons have been warm enough to keep the water clear of ice. Trout fishing is good throughout the day. Bass fishing has slowed. Remember to check weather conditions and use caution while on the management area.

URBAN PONDS

Seasonal rainbow trout plants are now taking place at the urban ponds in the Las Vegas area. Trout are taking PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Anglers could also try a combo meal of a chunk of night crawlers with a piece of marshmallow on a size 10 or 12 hook. A few surprising catches over the last week were bass hitting on plastics at Sunset Park and catfish taking a black Pistol Pete at Veterans Memorial Park Pond.

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 .





More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, November 24th

Lake Mead: Live shad and topwater lures are tempting striped bass
Lake Mohave: Anglers on Mohave are still seeing striper boils
Colorado River - Laughlin: Striped bass in the 1- to 2-pound range are taking anchovies from shore
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Not many reports lately
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Anglers have found good fishing for trout
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Days have been warm enough to keep the edges from icing up

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, November 23rd

Bilk Creek Reservoir: Fishing has been good with bait and fair with spinners and flies
Blue Lakes: Closed for the season
Carson River: Flows are prime on the Carson
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Chimney Dam Reservoir Report
East Walker River (NV): Low flows are making for tough fishing
Knott Creek Reservoir: Closed for the season
Lahontan Reservoir: Fishing during late warm afternoons have been best
Lake Tahoe: A few reports of small macs with the colder temps
Onion Valley Reservoir: Closed for the season
Rye Patch Reservoir: The cold temperatures have slowed fishing
Squaw Creek Reservoir: Fall has been great so far at Squaw
Topaz Lake: Topaz has been good for trout from shore
Truckee River: If flows hang on fishing should be very good this winter east of town
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Fishing has been excellent this fall
: NDOW Western Fishing Report
Angel Lake: The lake is ice covered
Cave Lake: The lake is being drained and anglers should avoid this lake
Cold Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing should be fair
Comins Lake: Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 40’s
Illipah Reservoir: Fishing has been good
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Surface water temperatures have dropped
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Almost dry and no fish
Ruby Lake NWR: Trout fishing has been good most days in the collection ditch
Wild Horse Reservoir: Trout fishing has been fair to good while bass fishing has been slow
Wilson Reservoir: Time to switch to blade baits and crankbaits for bass
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report