NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave Marina

by Nevada Department of Wildlife


Anglers have been venturing out on about 8 inches of ice and have found success dropping night crawlers and PowerBait. NDOW urges anglers to use extreme caution on the ice, to check weather conditions and always go prepared for weather changes. Contact Spring Valley State Park for current ice conditions.


Due to colder than average overnight temperatures much of the lake is covered with thin ice, leaving only a small open spot in the center. The ice is not thick enough for fishing. There were no fishing reports for this past week. For up-to-date ice conditions, contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.


ive shad, anchovies, and soft plastics are producing striper bites. Anglers are seeing schools cruising in about 30 to 40 feet of water. Reports of black bass action are coming in from Hemenway, Temple Bar, and the Overton Arm. Some anglers are experimenting with hard plastics in shad and bluegill patterns, while others are committed to soft plastics on Ned rigs. Crappie are biting tube baits in coves of the Overton Arm.


Willow Beach anglers are seeing rainbow trout activity throughout the day. Boaters in the area are battling weeds and are finding the best fishing conditions south of the marina. Lake Mohave boaters are trolling swimbaits to tempt striped bass at the openings of coves near Davis Dam. Black bass are hitting both soft and jointed plastics near shore.


Shore anglers are staying busy catching limits of rainbow trout. Trout jigs and mice tails in bright colors are working well. Anglers are throwing soft swimbaits 10-15 feet from shore to land stripers weighing more than 5 pounds.


Ice conditions are questionable due to various weather conditions. Recent rain and snowstorms created muddy roads and thin ice around the shorelines. NDOW urges visitors to use extreme caution while visiting the area.


The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted rainbow trout in the valley ponds. The fish have been taking a variety of worms and spinners. The most popular baits are rainbow-colored PowerBait, night crawlers, mealworms, and mini marshmallows with a salmon egg.


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, January 19th

Lake Mead: Boaters are having luck with stripers up to 4 pounds in the Boulder Basin
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Hard plastics in bright colors and frozen anchovies are popular choices
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: All the reservoirs are nearly covered with thin ice
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice fishing groups are setting up near the dam
Echo Canyon Reservoir: The ice is not thick enough for fishing

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