Fishing Report for Nevada April 25, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Plastics are catching both largemouth and smallmouth bass. One lucky angler reeled in a 4.5-pound largemouth bass near Temple Bar. The fish hit a hard jerkbait. Folks at Temple Bar Marina report the best action in the upper lake has been seen between mile markers 42 to 45, though the stripers are trending to the skinny side. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits continue to be somewhat effective. Fishing guide Jim Goff reports that shad have come into the shallows to spawn and the striped bass action has picked up in the Vegas Wash area.  In the Hemenway area anglers are catching a few stripers while fishing at night.

LAKE MOHAVE –Willow Beach striper action has slowed considerably. There was one report of a six-pound striped bass this past week. Cottonwood Cove has seen improved fishing but the striper action is slowing down. The best results have been in the late evening hours under spotlights. According to Linda of Cottonwood Cove, the winner of last weekend’s American Bass tournament weighed in a five-fish bag that topped 17 pounds. Smallmouth bass have been running up to five pounds.  Largemouth and smallmouth bass have been taking plastics and jigs. 

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are finding slow fishing for rainbow trout left over from winter stocking activity, but striped bass action is beginning to improve. The stripers have been very active near the Avi.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Anglers are still catching a few rainbow trout, but the action will continue to slow as warm temperatures continue. The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted catfish earlier this week in the ponds at Floyd Lamb Park, Sunset Park, Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City and Hafen Park in Mesquite. The limit is three fish.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Rainbow trout continue to provide good action for both shoreline and boat anglers. PowerBait, night crawlers and small, brown or black bead-head flies have catching the fish. Anglers also are catching largemouth bass.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Anglers are sure to find busy shorelines as the annual Tagged Fishing Event slated for Saturday and Sunday is sure to draw the attention of anglers hoping to catch the $50,000 fish. Recent trout plants are providing anglers with good fishing opportunities. The fish have been biting on small flies, PowerBait and night crawlers.  A registration fee of $30 must be paid at the Eagle Valley Resort in Ursine. For information call (775) 962-5293.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The crappie bite has shown signs of turning on but remains very slow. Rainbow trout, on the other hand, are providing anglers with good fishing. The trout are hitting green-colored PowerBait and night crawlers.

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