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.
Bass fishing is hot just like the weather. Now
that it is reaching 90 degrees in the mountains, bass are active. Anglers are
catching the fish with dark green jigs and Woolly Buggers. Rainbow trout will
be found in deeper portions of the reservoir.
Both shoreline anglers
and boaters are catching bass and trout. The trout are feeding off the bottom and
taking PowerBait or worms. Bass are ambushing baits from their hiding spots in vegetation.
Bright colored Mepp’s spinners are popular with the bass, but they also are
taking worms fished below a bobber.
Boulder Basin is providing good striper action for
anglers using anchovies and white Zara Spooks. The best fishing is taking place
at sunrise and sunset. Those also are the best times to avoid the heat. Catfish
are hitting on stink baits, anchovies, and hot dog pieces. Black Bass are taking
frogs and creature baits at Government Wash.
Bass in the Cottonwood
Basin have been hiding out in coves with vegetation. Black bass are hitting on
plastics fished from shore and boat. Further north, striped bass are hitting on
anchovies or jerkbaits at Willow Beach. Jointed trout or shad imitations also
have been catching the fish. Stocked rainbow trout are taking PowerBait with
glitter as well as Rooster Tails.
Anglers using anchovies are reeling in catfish
and striped bass all along the river. Most stripers are in the 1- to 3-pound
range, but one lucky angler pulled in 10-pound striper from the shoreline at Big
Bend. Crankbaits or pumpkin-colored plastics are bringing in smallmouth bass.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Fishing has been
steady. The reservoirs are starting to see aquatic weed growth along the edges.
This will make shore fishing more difficult as the weeks go by. Mornings are
starting calm and cool, but the afternoons get warm and windy. Anglers are
catching with jigs at Haymeadow. Trout are still biting, but you will need to
look for them in deeper water where the temperature is cooler.
Bluegill and green sunfish are the most common
catch at the urban ponds. Largemouth
bass and catfish also are hitting for persistent anglers. Some nice bass were
caught in Tule Springs over the holiday weekend. Catfish are taking hotdogs and
stink baits. Sunfish are hitting on mealworms.