Southern Nevada Fishing Report


Updated: 2019-09-18

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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.



Cool nighttime temperatures are slowing down the growth of aquatic vegetation. It should begin to clear up soon. Crappie have been taking jigs and plastics. Trout and bass are hitting on spinners and night crawlers. 



The trout bite is improving with overnight temperatures dropping. Anglers are catching trout in the morning and bass or crappie throughout the day. The bass and crappie are hitting spinning lures and plastics.  



Anglers had a great weekend as weather cooperated for the monthly Striper Club tournament. Striper boils were popping up all over the lake. Anglers experienced in catching live bait are finding the best action for striped bass. The best fishing has been taking place during the overnight hours with action slowing down by 7 a.m. Anglers are also catching catfish, bass, and crappie out of Echo Bay. Catfish have mainly been taking anchovies but are also hitting worms. Bass are biting on weighted plastics at the edge of deep vegetation.    



The Willow Beach Fish Hatchery plants trout at Willow Beach every Friday year-round. Trout anglers catch the fish with a variety of baits, including worms, PowerBait and lures. Striped bass key in on the trout, so trout imitations are a good choice. Further south, catfish have been hanging in the backs of coves with anglers having the most success at night. The Cottonwood Cove area has been productive. Anglers are using light-colored spinnerbaits for black bass but also have caught catfish with them. Most of the bass are hitting plastic baits near the edges of coves. 



Striped bass are taking anchovies and deep diving lures from Casino Row through Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Boaters and shore fishermen are both catching fish. Catfish are biting in areas with heavy vegetation.  The rainbow trout bite is slow, but the fish are taking worms and spinners. 






On Dacey, trout have been taking a variety of spinners and spoons, as well as PowerBait and night crawlers. Action on Adams-McGill continues to be steady for bass despite seasonal weed growth. Bass are hitting plastics and flies. The Woolly Bugger is always a good choice. With temperatures starting to cool, dove hunters on the area may find some good hunting as well good fishing. 






Fishing at the ponds has been good for bluegill, bass, and catfish. The best action continues to be in the morning and at sunset. Catfish are taking worms and hotdogs. Bluegill are hitting on worm pieces and PowerBait grubs. Large and small bass are hitting on Rat-L-Traps and plastics.