Fishing Report for Nevada May 23, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Anglers are finding good action for smallmouth and largemouth bass in most areas. The fish are hitting on crankbaits and plastics. The Temple Bar is area is providing good action for striped bass as well as the largemouth and smallmouth variety. The stripers are on the small side but the numbers are big. Bluegill and sunfish are showing up as well.

LAKE MOHAVE – The striper bite has picked back up at Willow Beach. According to Kristen, who works at the marina store, the best action is taking place from between mile markers 45 and 53.  Anglers have weighed in fish from eight to 25 pounds. Lures such as the AC Plug, Spro and LA Slider are generally productive, but anglers also have caught fish with anchovies. Trout anglers can find good action following the weekly fish plants.  Largemouth and smallmouth bass have kept anglers busy from Cottonwood Cove south toward Katherine Landing. Plastics and jigs are taking the fish.

LAUGHLIN – Anglers are finding improved fishing for striped bass as well as catfish. Deep holes are holding rainbow trout.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Anglers have found good action for catfish stocked by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.  Effective baits include night crawlers, stink baits, hot dog slices, and chicken liver. Bluegill also have provided good fishing in recent days. One lucky angler caught several fish while fishing on the bottom with flies at Floyd Lamb Park. Largemouth bass are active as well. The limit is three fish.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – It’s that time of year when trout action begins to wane and largemouth bass fishing takes over. Anglers are still catching trout but the action has slowed. Bass fishing is steadily improving. Seasonal weed growth remains minimal.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Anglers continue to find good action for stocked rainbow and tiger trout. Largemouth bass also have been taking baits, primarily along the weed beds. For trout good bait options include prepared baits such as PowerBait, a variety of lures or small spinners and flies.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Anglers heading north for the holiday weekend should find good action for crappie and largemouth bass. Crappie have been biting on jigs fished below a bobber. Trout have been hitting PowerBait, night crawlers, flies and spinners.

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