Southern Nevada Fishing Report
NDOW is asking boaters to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of quagga mussels from the Colorado River system to other waters. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and towing vessel before traveling to another water.
Ice on the reservoir is starting to thaw. There
are small patches of open water, but as of Tuesday the ice along the fishing
dock was still thick enough for fishing. This past week the stormy weather
brought snow and rain and kept most anglers off the lake. Check ice conditions
before venturing onto the reservoir.
The reservoir is full of water and at least half
of it is ice free. Poor weather
conditions have kept the area free of anglers.
With the warmer daytime temperatures, anglers
have caught some great fish. Striped bass are biting on anchovies and silver-colored
shad imitation lures. Anglers have caught some good black bass near Government
Wash. Lures like the Mepp’s Aglia silver-blade white tail are catching the
fish. Unsettled weather patterns are
expected to continue as we head into the weekend and beyond. Be sure to check
the weather forecast before going afield.
Anglers are pulling in 3- to
8-pound stripers near Davis Dam. The fish are taking anchovies. The fish seem
to be holding along the southern shores of the coves. The bigger stripers are
falling to anglers fishing from boats. The Cottonwood Cove area is giving up smallmouth
and largemouth bass. Anglers are finding them in coves with vegetation.
Stocked rainbows are providing fishing action for
trout anglers following Friday fish plants. Willow Beach Marina is posting
pictures of Facebook of happy anglers with striped bass weighing anywhere from
5 to 16 pounds, with many caught from the fishing pier or shoreline.
Rainbow trout have been stocked at Davis Camp
and downriver at Bullhead City. The fish move down river slowly, so anglers
should be prepared to work their way downstream. Casino Row and Big Bend of the
Colorado State Recreation Area are producing most of the trout. With water
temperatures starting to climb, black bass fishing is beginning to pick up.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Rain and warmer temps
have opened up most of the reservoirs, but thin ice is still possible early in
the day. Inclement weather has made for muddy roads. Access is limited to
4-wheel drive vehicles until the roads dry up.
The Nevada Department
of Wildlife stocked rainbow trout at Floyd Lamb Park, Sunset Park, Lorenzi
Park, and Veterans Memorial Park the week of Feb. 7. The fish averaged just
over nine inches. NDOW will plant trout
on a regular basis until water temperatures become too warm for the cold-water
fish to survive. The agency is asking fishermen to be good park stewards by
disposing of unwanted fishing line and hooks in the recycling bins provided at
some parks or trash receptacles.