LAKE MEAD – Overall slow to fair action on both stripers and
catfish using cut anchovies or sardines in deep water under balls
of shad. Many of the fish caught have been in the one to four pound
range. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair on plastics and
reaction baits but cooling water is slowing this bite. Redear
sunfish and bluegill bite is fair with most fish being taken in six
to 20 feet of water. Overall lake water level is 44 feet above the
same time as last year with lots of flooded brush. Look for these
brushy areas for the bass and panfish.
LAKE MOHAVE – According to the folks at Cottonwood Cove, cooling
temperatures and the holidays are keeping some anglers away, but
those who are braving the chill can enjoy the cove in privacy. The
striped bass action has slowed down, but a few fish continue to
show each week after the trout plants. The best action has been
between mile markers 50 to 52 on cast or trolled trout-like plugs
and swimbaits. The trout bite remains good on salmon eggs, Power
Bait, worms, Super Dupers and other small lures and jigs after the
weekly plants of 3,000 rainbows. Lots of limits reported.
LAUGHLIN – Stocked rainbows are providing anglers with good fishing
from Davis Camp past Casino row, and a few carry over fish from
past plants are taking baits as well. Some anglers have found
success for striped bass while throwing plugs and swimbaits in
trout patterns. Access to the Nevada side of the Colorado River
below the bridge is limited by construction.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Action for stocked rainbows has been good
following the weekly fish plants by the Nevada Department of
Wildlife. Fly patterns, spinners, worms and commercial trout baits
are catching the fish. This time a year a good changeup to usual
baits is the combo meal or a mini-marshmallow with a salmon
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – The reservoirs are frozen over,
but the ice is too thin for fishing.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – The reservoirs are frozen over, but the
ice is too thin for fishing.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The reservoir is frozen over, but the ice
is too thin for fishing.