Nevada fishing report for March 28, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Striper action is slow to fair, though anglers are catching a few fish in the Vegas Wash and Overton Arm. Anglers working the water near the Hemenway fishing pier are finding some success with the best action coming in the evening hours. Action for smallmouth and largemouth bass has been picking up as the fish have moved into pre-spawn mode. Anglers have found success with plastics as well as top-water lures. Catfish action is very slow, but cut baits are catching some fish. Most fish are less than four pounds.

LAKE MOHAVE –Willow Beach action remains fair for large striped bass. Anglers caught fish ranging from nine and 28 pounds this last week. The most productive areas are from mile markers 45- 52. Some stripers have hit anchovies but most action is on large trout imitations like the AC Plug or Spro. Bass action has been good for anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove. A 6.5-pound fish took big fish honors during Saturday’s WON Bass Tournament and several fish weighted in at four pounds or better. The bass are beginning to spawn.

LAUGHLIN – Although the season’s last trout plant took place in mid-March, anglers are still catching planters in the Laughlin area. Fish pushing the four-pound mark have been caught in some of the deeper holes.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Weekly trout plants have ceased for the season but anglers are still catching some fish while visiting the Las Vegas Valley’s urban ponds. Anglers at Floyd Lamb have found yellow PowerEggs a good bait choice. Others have found success when the eggs are combined with a meal worm. The limit is three fish.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – All reservoirs are free of ice. Marcus Jones, the area manager, says unsettled weather conditions and high winds have kept fishing pressure to a minimum.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Eagle Valley is ice free and the trout have been biting.  Anglers are having the most success with PowerBait, night crawlers, or small spinners. While anglers are mostly catching rainbow trout, there are some reports of tiger trout taking baits. The limit is 5 trout.     

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Action is good for rainbow trout, but the bass and crappie bite remains slow.

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