Fishing Report for Nevada March 14, 2012
LAKE MEAD – Striper action remains slow this week. The fish are skinny and are staying in the deep water. Action for smallmouth and largemouth bass also remains slow to fair, though action seems to be picking up. Some catfish are showing themselves on cut baits. Redear and bluegill bite is fair, with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. Most fish being caught are less than four pounds. Many areas have flooded brush due to higher water levels this year.
LAKE MOHAVE –Willow Beach trout bite is good this week, with best results on PowerBait worms. Shane Lovell caught an 11 pound striper in front of mile marker 52. Bass are still hitting at Cottonwood Cove. Black bass action remains fair with most fish being caught on black, blue or purple grubs worked slowly. Striper action has slowed considerably at Lake Mohave. Won Bass will be having a tournament on March 24 at Cottonwood Cove.
LAUGHLIN – The planted rainbows in the Laughlin area are still catching. The best action has been seen at Davis Camp, the Nature Center, the old Bullhead City region and Rotary Park. Most success has been with night crawlers, but floating baits and small lures are also working. Some trout have been reported up to five pounds. Stripers have been slow with best action on crank baits or anchovies. Most trout are being planted at the casino stretch and Rotary Park. Plenty of limits were reported.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Weekly trout plants by the NDOW have resulted in good fishing for anglers visiting the Las Vegas Valley’s urban ponds. Lorenzi Park is not receiving fish due to planned construction activities. Flies, worms, PowerBait and lures are productive in these waters. The limit is three fish.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – All reservoirs are free of ice. The water is still murky but starting to settle with warmer temperatures in the area. Marcus Jones, the area manager, says Kirch is not seeing a lot of fishing pressure due to high winds.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Eagle Valley still has ice in the center of the reservoir. It is clear around the edges but not sufficient for fishing. Do not go onto the ice. Park Ranger Ben Johnson hopes that a weekend storm may clear up the reservoir by next week.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The entire reservoir is ice free. Hare ear nymphs or a combination of night crawler with a bit of marshmallow is a good bet for catching rainbows. Bass and crappie action remains slow.