Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Southern-Region-Fishing-Report

Updated: 2017-02-16

Upcoming Events

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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

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.

 

ECHO CANYON 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.

 

LAKE MEAD

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. 

 

LAKE MOHAVE

  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. 

 

LAUGHLIN

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. 

 

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

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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. 

 

WILLOW BEACH

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URBAN PONDS

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.