Fish Report for 2-16-2022
NDOW Southern Fishing Report
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
At last check, the ice was about 10-inches thick expected to remain fishable in the coming days. Check ice thickness before heading out. Most anglers are catching rainbows on PowerBait and night crawlers.
Ice has thawed across most of the reservoir. Thin ice can be found along the shoreline in the morning. Rainbow trout are taking worms and rainbow PowerBait.
Striped bass are biting anchovies along the beaches near Hemenway. Anglers are averaging five fish a day and are reporting more bites when fishing anchovies just off the bottom in the evening. In the Overton Arm, anglers have had success with swimbaits in 30 to 50 feet of water. The black bass bite is on and off with the recent winds and low overnight temperatures. A few anglers have reportedly been catching smallmouth bass in the area near Crawdad Cove.
Crankbaits and plastics are catching smallmouth bass near Cottonwood Cove and Davis Dam. Look for bass hanging around habitat structures in well-developed coves. Striped bass are showing up south of Willow Beach, with anglers having success using trout imitators and anchovies.
Silver and green jerkbaits are tempting stripers around Kingman Wash and near drop-offs north of Boulder Beach. Anglers are having success for smallmouth bass and stripers in the Government Wash area using anchovies fished off the bottom and 6-inch swimbaits. Largemouth bass are still hard to find and will be until water temperatures begin to rise in the coming weeks.
Anglers are mostly seeing trout action, with some crappie bites. Trout are hitting on olive emergers, Rooster Tails, and rainbow PowerBait. Ice has thawed along the reservoir shorelines though anglers may need to break thin ice in the mornings.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked the ponds at Floyd Lamb, Sunset, Lorenzi, and Veterans Memorial parks last week. Planters are hitting a variety of PowerBaits, small spinners, and spoons. Silver lures are working the best. With warm temperatures in recent days, anglers saw an increase in catfish activity. Anglers have been using night crawlers and stink baits for the catfish
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, February 16th
Lake Mead: Anglers are having success for smallmouth bass and stripers in the Government Wash
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Fishing Report
Colorado River - Laughlin: Rainbow trout are stocked regularly this time of year below Davis Dam
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Silver lures are working the best for Trout
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Anglers are mostly seeing trout action, with some crappie bites
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice was about 10-inches thick expected to remain fishable in the coming days
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Ice has thawed across most of the reservoir
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, February 12th
Comins Lake: The ice at Comins is ranging between 10 and 15 inches
Illipah Reservoir: The road into the lake has been plowed and in good shape
Angel Lake: The road to Angel Lake is closed for the winter and the lake is ice covered
Wild Horse Reservoir: Trout have been averaging 15 to 20 inches
Lamoille Creek: As of February 11, Lamoille Creek was flowing at 4.7 cfs
Cold Creek Reservoir: NDOW will begin rebuilding the fishery in spring or summer of 2022
Wilson Reservoir: No recent report but expect similar conditions as at South Fork
Kingston Creek: As of February 11, Kingston Creek was flowing at 2.7 cfs
Cleve Creek: As of February 11, Cleve Creek was flowing at 4.9 cfs
South Fork Reservoir: Anglers are warned to stay off the ice at South Fork
Steptoe Creek: As of January 28, Steptoe Creek was flowing at 1.9 cfs
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Jakes Creek has approximately eight to 10 inches of ice
Cave Lake: The water levels continue to drop at Cave Lake
Ruby Lake NWR: Someone punched through the drift at the top of Harrison Pass, but it is still iffy to go over the pass
Owyhee River - East Fork: As of February 11, The East Fork of the Owyhee River near Mountain City was showing ice
Humboldt River: As of February 11, South Fork of the Humboldt was flowing between 10 and 15 cfs
Bruneau River: The Bruneau River is showing ice but expect flows around 20 to 25 cfs
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
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