Southern Nevada Fishing Report
Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day across
Nevada. Echo Canyon State Park will hold a special event from 8 a.m. – noon.
Call 775-962-5102 for more information. NDOW will hold an event at Veterans’
Memorial Park in Boulder City beginning at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30
a.m. Loaner equipment and bait will be available at no charge. The event will
include prizes, a chance to learn about bowfishing and other activities. For
more information about the Boulder City event call 702-486-5127 x 3850.
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.
Trout action has been very good this week with
most rainbows averaging about 10 inches with bigger catches mixed in. Anglers
have been doing well using orange or rainbow sparkle PowerBait. Those throwing
floating trout lures also are doing well. The largemouth bass bite has started,
but anglers must practice catch and release through June 30.
Anglers fishing from the dam and the south end
of the reservoir are getting lots off action from trout. Crappie and bass have
started hitting, but the bite is still slow due to low nighttime temperatures.
Black bass are hitting across the Boulder Basin
in coves with thick vegetation. The fish are hitting on chartreuse creature
baits or watermelon colored plastic worms. Catfish are taking worms and
anchovies over night from shore and boat. Striped bass are taking crankbaits
outside of Callville Bay from sunset until the early nighttime hours.
are using anchovies to catch stripers off the Willow Beach fishing pier and
PowerBait or Rooster Tails to catch rainbow trout south of Willow Beach. Closer
to Cottonwood Cove, largemouth bass are hitting spinnerbaits and plastics while
smallmouth bass have been taking dark-colored worms south of Cottonwood Cove.
Striped bass fishing is picking up on the
Colorado River. Rusty’s Riviera is recommending that anglers work from below
Davis Dam south through Casino Row. The fish are averaging from 1 to 5 pounds
with the smaller fish taking anchovies fished near the bottom. The larger
stripers are hitting Bomber Long A’s and Glide Swimmers. For catfish, fish on
the bottom with anchovies below Big Bend State Recreation Area.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
The trout bite has been good this past week.
Anglers are taking fish using a variety of baits and lures. There are no
reports for bass or crappie, but they should start biting soon as water
temperatures are rising.
Night crawlers, mealworms, hotdogs and chicken
livers are working well for stocked catfish. The bluegill and green sunfish
bite has begun. The popular fish are hitting mealworms and imitation grubs.
Largemouth bass are taking worms and spinners.