Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Southern-Region-Fishing-Report

Updated: 2019-07-10

Upcoming Events

Nevada Department of Wildlife workshops are posted at  http://www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/.  Multiple classes and events are coming up in Southern Nevada. Registration is often required.

 

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

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. 

 

ECHO CANYON 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. 

 

LAKE MEAD

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.   

 

LAKE MOHAVE

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. 

 

LAUGHLIN

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.  

 

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

NA

 

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. 

 

WILLOW BEACH

NA

 

URBAN PONDS

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.