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.
Water levels are a little low, as is usual for
late summer, but trout and bass continue to hit well on spinning lures, spoons
and flies. Bait anglers also are doing well with PowerBait or night crawlers.
Anglers should soon see some relief from the challenges of aquatic vegetation
as it begins to die off with the arrival of cooling overnight temperatures.
Despite low water levels, the few anglers who
have been fishing the reservoir are doing great for trout and bass. If you are
looking for a place to catch nice fish and avoid crowds this is the place to
be. Trout are taking PowerBait in orange or green coloration, as well as night crawlers
with a bit of mini-marshmallow.
fishing remains good. Anglers are catching the line sides outside of Callville Bay
and in the vicinity of Boulder Beach. Morning and sunset hours continue to be
the most productive times of day. Poppers and Rooster Tails are catching both stripers
and black bass. The black bass are hiding along drop-offs about 20 feet
down. As temperatures begin to cool,
bass will move into shallower water closer to the shoreline. Catfish are biting
on anchovies during the overnight hours.
are biting outside of Willow Beach and on the south end near Katherine Landing.
The fish are taking chicken liver and anchovies. Striped bass also are taking
anchovies. Trolling has been especially effective. Black bass are taking jigs
and swimbaits. Whopper Ploppers are fooling the fish. Marshy coves are hiding
catfish and black bass, while stripers are cruising outside of the coves.
Stripers are biting, but fishing reports are
slow. Temperatures have remained on the high side. Stripers are hitting Bomber Long
A’s and anchovies. Drift fishing with soft plastics is catching smallmouth
bass. Sunrise and sunset have been the best times to fish along Casino Row and
south to Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. A limited number of
small rainbow trout have been stocked below the dam for bug control purposes, but
they should grow to catchable size in the next few months.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Despite low water levels at
area reservoirs, the action for bass and trout has been very good. Anglers
fishing from kayaks and canoes claimed “the bass were hitting like crazy.” The
fishermen said they caught and released approximately 200 fish in just a few
hours. Stocked rainbows have been hitting spinning lures Haymeadow.
The NDOW September
catfish plant is scheduled for the end of the month and will be followed by
another plant in October. Bluegill, catfish and bass are taking mealworms and
chunks of night crawlers at most of the ponds.
Catfish also are taking hotdogs as well as chicken gizzards.