Fish Report for 4-21-2022
NDOW Southern Fishing Report
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Anglers are finding success using PowerBait, and black or brown Woolly Buggers. Per state regulation, anglers catching largemouth bass must practice catch-and-release fishing through June 30.
The action has picked up considerably the past couple of weeks. Anglers are catching trout, bass, and crappies using a variety of baits and lures. Black and yellow variations of Lil’ Jakes are great for feisty trout. Fly anglers are catching crappie with small Woolly Buggers in dark colors. Most afternoons have been too windy to go out on the water. Morning hours are your best bet.
Kingman Wash is the hot spot for striper fishing. Anglers are catching the fish from shore using cut anchovies. The largemouth bass bite is on at the north end of Boulder Basin. Anglers are using slim plastics and brightly colored spinnerbaits. Anglers traveling to Temple Bar are reporting both striped and black bass catches.
Kayakers trolling swimbaits are reeling in striped bass upwards of 20 pounds. On Lake Mohave, anglers are enjoying improved black bass action. Reports of both largemouth and smallmouth bass catches are coming in from Cottonwood Basin and in the south out of Katherine Landing. Anglers are having the most success using red and green plastics.
Local anglers are reporting the striper bite has been hit and miss below Davis Dam. Stripers weighing in at 3-5 pounds are biting on anchovies and swimbaits. As temperatures continue to increase, anglers can expect rainbow trout action to be best right after sunrise though it will show signs of slowing down. In the meantime, anglers are having success from shore and boat using PowerBait, night crawlers, and mice tails.
Fishing has been good the past couple of weeks despite afternoon winds. At Haymeadow, anglers have been pulling out rainbows using dark-colored Woolly Buggers and Rooster Tails. Nymphing patterns, like red or black zebra midges, are also good fly-fishing options. Crappie action should pick up soon at Cold Springs. Brightly colored jigs will catch the fish. So too will root beer colored Woolly Buggers.
Local anglers have been hitting the ponds with chicken livers and night crawlers to catch recently stocked channel catfish. In addition, bluegill are biting mealworms and night crawler pieces at Sunset, Lorenzi, and Floyd Lamb Parks later in the day. All ponds have a 3-fish limit, and anglers 12 years of age or older must have a current Nevada fishing license. Please dispose of unwanted fishing tackle in the provided recycling bins.
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS
For information about NDOW educational fishing programs and classes, visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. The annual Pahranagat Carp Rodeo is schedule for 9 a.m. April 30 at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. A One Fly Tournament will take place at Eagle Valley State Park at 10 a.m. the same day. Fishing licenses can be purchased online at www.ndowlicensing.com.
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, April 21st
Lake Mead: Kingman Wash is the hot spot for striper fishing
Lake Mohave: Anglers are enjoying improved black bass action
Colorado River - Laughlin: Local anglers are reporting the striper bite has been hit and miss below Davis Dam
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Catfish Recently Stocked
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Fishing has been good the past couple of weeks despite afternoon winds
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: The action has picked up considerably the past couple of weeks
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, April 15th
Ruby Lake NWR: Fishing has been fair to good for 13 to 18-inch fish
Wilson Reservoir: Fishing was very good for fly fishermen last weekend
Comins Lake: The new boat dock is in the water and ready for boaters
Illipah Reservoir: The reservoir is at approximately 60% of capacity and fishing has been good
Wild Horse Reservoir: Fishing in the Hendricks and Penrod Arms from shore has been good for trout
Lamoille Creek: As of April 15, Lamoille Creek was flowing at 25.4 cfs
Kingston Creek: As of April 15, Kingston Creek was flowing at 3.1 cfs
Cleve Creek: As of April 15, Cleve Creek was flowing at 4.9 cfs
South Fork Reservoir: Fishing has been good for trout at South Fork
Owyhee River - East Fork: As of April 15, the East Fork of the Owyhee was flowing at 85 cfs
Bruneau River: As of April 15, the Bruneau River was flowing at 85 cfs
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
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