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Fishing Report for Nevada August 8, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Fishing has been good in the Vegas Wash and around the nearby islands. Most of the striped bass have been caught with top-water stuff or by jigging.
Anglers are finding some shad in the back of Vegas Wash but not as many as last year, which would explain reports of skinny stripers.  The beach area north of Hemenway has shut down but anglers are catching fish along the lake side of the tires. In the upper basins anglers have found success with cut baits and homemade chumming mixtures.

LAKE MOHAVE – Striper fishing remains slow near Cottonwood Cove though some anglers have found success trolling with anchovies. Fish as large as six pounds have been put in the boat. Catfish, on the other hand, “are biting like crazy,” according to Linda, who works at the marina store. The bait of choice is the old fashioned night crawler. Anglers also continue to find good bluegill action in the coves and black bass are taking soft baits with smallies dominating the catch. At Willow Beach anglers are finding good action for stocked rainbows and also reeling in a few large stripers from there south to Monkey Hole. One lucky angler hooked a 23-pounder while throwing a homemade lure and a spear fisherman connected on a pair of fish weighing 12 and 18 pounds. 

LAUGHLIN – Striper action has picked up this week with anglers reeling in several fish topping the four-pound mark. Smaller stripers are being caught above the Avi bridge. Anglers looking for rainbow trout have found success with night crawlers near Rotary Park and in the Big Bend area.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – NDOW plans call for a catfish plant in mid-August. That will improve fishing for catfish at Floyd Lamb Park, Sunset Park and Veterans Memorial Park. The exact stocking date is dependent on the availability of fish. Meanwhile anglers will find action for bluegill at each of these parks and largemouth bass at Floyd Lamb and Sunset.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Fishing pressure is low on area reservoirs. Anglers have been catching trout while fishing from the dams, but weedy conditions make landing fish a challenge. One angler described the fish as “very nice.” Largemouth bass are hitting top-water lures fished over the weeds. Be prepared to lose some tackle. 
Area Supervisor Marcus Jones said top-water baits are generally productive through late summer.  

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Late summer weed growth is creating a challenge for both shoreline and boat anglers, but anglers willing to look for and work openings in the weed beds are catching stocked rainbow trout and some largemouth bass. Floating baits or mini marshmallows coupled with worms will help keep your bait out of the weeds. 

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Patient anglers have found fair to good fishing for crappie, largemouth bass and rainbow trout.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety.   NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a Federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear.  Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license.  Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.ndow.org.

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