Southern Nevada Fishing Report
Fly-Tying Tuesday will take place March 20 from
6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Nevada Department of Wildlife office, 4747 Vegas Drive. To
register for this free class visit: https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. This class offers something for beginners as
well as more advanced tiers and takes place the third Tuesday of each month..
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.
Despite intermittent rain storms, anglers found good
action for rainbow trout while fishing with PowerBait over the weekend.
Fly-fishers also did well with small Woolly Buggers in dark colorations, such
as olive green or brown.
If you are looking for a place to enjoy good fishing
and small crowds, this lake is the place. Rainbow trout have been very active
and are taking a variety of baits, such as PowerBait in orange, green or
rainbow colorations. The fish also are taking small spinning lures, and fly-fishers
are doing well with Woolly Buggers and small nymph patterns.
Black bass action is picking up. Both largemouth
and smallmouth bass are taking silver colored swimbaits and soft plastic baits
in watermelon or pumpkin. Crankbaits and
shad imitations may be the ticket for striped bass. While boat anglers are
dominating the catch, shoreline anglers have been doing well in the Overton Arm
and Government Wash.
Fishing continues to improve. Smallmouth and
largemouth bass are being caught near submerged brush at the edges of coves,
and it appears that some fish already are exhibiting some pre-spawn behavior. Anchovies
and night crawlers are a good bet for catfish. White Rooster Tails are bringing
in rainbow trout below Willow Beach for shoreline anglers as well as boaters.
Action is improving for striped bass and
catfish. Most catfish are averaging 2 to 3 pounds while stripers are a in the
1- to 2-pound ranges. Schooling stripers are showing their talent for bait
stealing. If they are getting the better of you, try switching to a smaller hook
size to increase the odds of getting a hook up. Rainbow trout are biting on
mice tails below the dam. The limit is 5 fish so there will still be some
available to eat the white flies, especially this time of year.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Despite periodic rain
storms and windy conditions, those who have tried their luck have been rewarded
with good fishing for rainbow trout. The fish are hitting PowerBait or night
crawlers, as well as Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, and other hardware. Fly-fishers
are having success with Woolly Buggers, damselfly nymphs and Gold Ribbed Hares
Student anglers from
Cozine Elementary School found good fishing at Floyd Lamb Park following the
recent trout plant by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The kids caught and
released around 20 fish. They caught the fish with Power Eggs in rainbow and
chartreuse with garlic flavor. The kids used size 10 hooks with sliding egg
sinkers and fished off the bottom.