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Fishing Report for Nevada July 18, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Anglers are finding striper boils with increasing frequency. So far the best time to find them is right at sun-up. The striper bite has really turned on in the upper lake from Echo Bay to South Cove. Anglers are catching lots of fish, but they are on the small size at one to two pounds. The best action is taking place with cut anchovies fished at night under lights. Vegas Wash is still giving up fish but fishing along the beaches north of Hemenway has slowed. Anglers looking for black bass are finding good action with jigs and top-water stuff out of Callville Bay and in the Overton Arm.  

LAKE MOHAVE – Recent thunderstorms and windy conditions have made fishing unpredictable. Anglers have found good fishing for smallmouth bass south of Cottonwood Cove and from there to Katherine Landing. According to Rusty at Riviera Marina both shoreline anglers and boaters have found success for fish in the two- to three-pound range.  Striper action has slowed down. Willow Beach stripers are being finicky as well, though a pair of fish weighing in at 27 and 18 pounds took baits last weekend. Stocked rainbow trout are hitting PowerBait and spinners.

LAUGHLIN – One lucky angler reeled in a 13.75-inch bluegill that weighed in at about 2.4 pounds while fishing with night crawlers. Anglers are still catching large rainbow trout from Davis Camp to the Big Bend area. Striped bass also are taking baits.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Bass and bluegill have provided good action for anglers at Floyd Lamb Park. Anglers also can catch bluegill at Sunset and Veterans Memorial parks. The next catfish plant will take place in mid-August. The limit is three fish.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – This is the time of year for largemouth bass. Anglers who don’t mind working around the weeds can find action with frogs or spinner baits. Trout fishing is slow.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Floodwaters from recent storm events have raised the water level above weed beds and opened up some water for easier fishing. Anglers are catching stocked rainbows in the 10- to 13-inch range using blue and white PowerBait or a combination of mini marshmallow and a night crawler. The marshmallows help keep the worm up out of the weeds. 

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The largemouth bass bite is hot right now. Anglers are catching the fish on bead head Woolly Buggers in light brown colorations. Rainbow trout are taking that fly as well.

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