Southern Nevada Fishing Report
hold a free fly-tying workshop at the Sportsman’s Warehouse northwest location
at 6 p.m. March 29. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting https://registered.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.
Valley State Park will hold its annual One-Fly Fishing Tournament March 30.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event will follow at 10 a.m. For details
call the park at 775-962-5102.
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.
The road to the reservoir opened this week after
undergoing repairs for recent flood damage. The reservoir is ice free, but the
water is murky due to high runoff. As a result, fishing has been slow.
The water is high but low enough that the road
is now open. Melting snow has made the water murky and fishing slow. Angler
activity has been slow due to limited shoreline access.
Crappie and black bass are biting in the Overton
Arm. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass species are in prespawn mode. Anglers
are finding success throwing crankbaits near drop-offs in coves and casting
Rat-L-Traps into the shallows. Stripers are active and chasing swimbaits or
anchovies in the Government Wash area.
Reports have been light from the main body of
the lake. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are preparing for the spawn and can be
found in coves and along shelves near drop offs in Cottonwood Basin. Anglers
fishing out of Willow Beach are catching rainbow trout and striped bass. The
trout are hitting sunset-colored PowerBait and Rooster Tails. Stripers are
taking swimbaits and anchovies.
The striper bite is picking up along this
stretch of the river. Anglers are reeling in fish averaging from 2 to 5 pounds
by fishing anchovies off the bottom. Anglers are catching limits of rainbow trout below Davis Dam. The fish
are taking PowerBait and night crawlers.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
With storm fronts growing less frequent and
temperatures warming, road conditions and access should improve. There are no
current fishing reports for the area. Spring fishing is generally quite good
for trout that have put on size through the winter months. Early season anglers
may find success with snail patterns fished along the tule beds. Other options
include worms, PowerBait and a variety of hardware.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted
rainbow trout at Floyd Lamb Park and Cold Creek the week of March 12. Fishing
is slow at Lorenzi, Sunset, and Veteran’s Memorial Parks. Night crawlers and
mealworms are the bait of choice for anglers pursuing trout in our urban ponds.
As water temperatures continue to warm, anglers should see less trout activity
and more from species like bluegill and bass.