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.
Tiger and rainbow trout are hitting for both shoreline anglers and
boaters. Anglers finding success with night crawlers or marshmallows. Fly-fishers
are catching fish with tan and olive Woolly Buggers and nymphs. Bass are catch
and release only until June 30. Campers have full amenities at Spring Valley
State Park, and it is getting busy with spring traffic. Look for upcoming
fishing events in the park.
Anglers are finding good fishing for rainbow trout. The fish are taking
worms and a variety of PowerBait colors. Fishing is picking up as the water
level rises. Bass action also is beginning to pick up. All amenities are
available for park visitors.
The bite is picking up
for black bass, striped bass, and catfish all over the Boulder Basin. Black
bass anglers are reporting success using jerkbaits, jigs, and soft plastics. A
variety of swimbaits and anchovies are tempting stripers from both shore and
boat. Catfish are eager to take anchovies throughout Government Wash. In the
Virgin Basin, anglers using tube jigs are finding schools of crappie.
Beach shore anglers are catching 1- to 2-pound rainbow trout. Green glitter
PowerBait is the bait of choice. Kayakers also are catching trout with Rooster
Tails just south of the marina. The black bass bite is hot all over the lake.
The fish are becoming increasingly aggressive as the spawn commences. Anglers
are reporting hard hits on soft plastic worms and craws in green pumpkin.
Striped bass in the 1- to-4-pound range have been caught
through casino row. Anchovies and trout swimbaits are recommended choices.
Black bass anglers are targeting the area of Laughlin Lagoon and Big Bend State
Recreation Area. Rainbow trout stockings have ended for the season, but fish
are still taking spinnerbaits and nightcrawlers in areas with cover.
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Trout fishing is good across the reservoirs. 18- to 24-inch trout are taking
nymphs, Woolly Buggers, and Rooster Tails. Anglers on Adams-McGill are catching trout with night crawlers. For black bullhead catfish, try a night crawler
two to three feet below a water bobber, or a light weight with a nightcrawler a
foot up from the bottom.
Willow Beach anglers are finding stripers just south
of the marina. Trout swimbaits and anchovies fished deep are producing nice
fish. Rainbow trout are hanging around the shadows near the fishing pier.
Due to warm water temperatures above 55 degrees, seasonal trout plants
are done for the year. A few anglers are still catching trout PowerBait or night
crawlers. Trout will sometimes bite into May. Dropshot rigs and spinnerbaits are
enticing bass at Floyd Lamb Park.