Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Southern-Region-Fishing-Report

Updated: 2019-03-20

Upcoming Events

NDOW will hold a free fly-tying workshop at the Sportsman’s Warehouse northwest location at 6 p.m. March 29. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting https://registered.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

Spring Valley State Park will hold its annual One-Fly Fishing Tournament March 30. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event will follow at 10 a.m. For details call the park at 775-962-5102.

 

Quagga Reminder

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.

 

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR

The road to the reservoir opened this week after undergoing repairs for recent flood damage. The reservoir is ice free, but the water is murky due to high runoff. As a result, fishing has been slow. 

 

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

The water is high but low enough that the road is now open. Melting snow has made the water murky and fishing slow. Angler activity has been slow due to limited shoreline access.  

 

LAKE MEAD

Crappie and black bass are biting in the Overton Arm. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass species are in prespawn mode. Anglers are finding success throwing crankbaits near drop-offs in coves and casting Rat-L-Traps into the shallows. Stripers are active and chasing swimbaits or anchovies in the Government Wash area.    

 

LAKE MOHAVE

Reports have been light from the main body of the lake. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are preparing for the spawn and can be found in coves and along shelves near drop offs in Cottonwood Basin. Anglers fishing out of Willow Beach are catching rainbow trout and striped bass. The trout are hitting sunset-colored PowerBait and Rooster Tails. Stripers are taking swimbaits and anchovies. 

 

LAUGHLIN

The striper bite is picking up along this stretch of the river. Anglers are reeling in fish averaging from 2 to 5 pounds by fishing anchovies off the bottom. Anglers are catching limits of rainbow trout below Davis Dam. The fish are taking PowerBait and night crawlers.

 

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

NA

 

WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA

With storm fronts growing less frequent and temperatures warming, road conditions and access should improve. There are no current fishing reports for the area. Spring fishing is generally quite good for trout that have put on size through the winter months. Early season anglers may find success with snail patterns fished along the tule beds. Other options include worms, PowerBait and a variety of hardware.     

 

WILLOW BEACH

NA

 

URBAN PONDS

The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted rainbow trout at Floyd Lamb Park and Cold Creek the week of March 12. Fishing is slow at Lorenzi, Sunset, and Veteran’s Memorial Parks. Night crawlers and mealworms are the bait of choice for anglers pursuing trout in our urban ponds. As water temperatures continue to warm, anglers should see less trout activity and more from species like bluegill and bass.