Fishing Report for Nevada April 4, 2012

LAKE MEAD – High winds continue to hamper anglers, especially on the normally busy weekends. Overall the fishing action has been slow though anglers are catching a few striped and largemouth bass when the wind lays down. Some anglers are reporting that their catch includes skinny fish. The water level is at 1,129 feet, down about five feet since mid-January. 

LAKE MOHAVE –Willow Beach striper action has been good this week, with anglers catching double-digit striped bass. One fish reportedly weighed in at more than 37 pounds and another topped 31. Both hit a slider somewhere near mile marker 52.  Anglers also are catching fish on AC Plugs. Bass action remains good for anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are taking baits near spawning areas.

LAUGHLIN – Stocked rainbows continue to provide action for diligent anglers from Davis Dam south to the Rotary Park area. Anglers also are finding some larger fish, remnants of past fish plants. Anglers also are seeing improved fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass along with panfish. 

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Anglers are still catching a few trout even though NDOW trout stocking activities ended in March. With temperatures warming bass and bluegill action should continue to improve. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will begin its’ annual catfish stocking activity in late April.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – According to the last report, windy conditions associated with passing weather fronts had been hampering anglers. Spring fishing is generally very good for rainbow trout, both planters and holdover fish. Flies, PowerBait and a variety of traditional spinners and lures are usually productive. Bass fishing won’t turn on until later in the spring. 

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Anglers are catching rainbow trout at this Lincoln County reservoir. Park Supervisor Ben Johnson said he expects a load of tiger trout in the near future. Rainbows are biting PowerBait, night crawlers and night crawlers combined with mini marshmallows. The limit is five trout.     

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Contrary to recent reports, largemouth bass and crappie have yet to become active. Anglers are finding good action for stocked rainbow trout. The fish are hitting PowerBait, night crawlers and mini marshmallows. Sometimes a combination of mini marshmallow and night crawler works as well.

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