Southern Nevada Fishing Report
Department of Wildlife will hold a free family fishing clinic Saturday, Feb. 2
at Sunset Park from 9 a.m. to noon. NDOW staff will have free loaner equipment
on hand, as well as bait and tackle. All ages are welcome. For more
information, or to register for the clinic, visit www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/.
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.
Warmer temperatures over the weekend led to the
thinning of ice covering the reservoir. The thickest ice can still be found
along the north shore, but park personnel encourage anglers and other
recreationists to exercise extreme caution when venturing on the ice. Storm
activity is should bring colder temperatures this week and a chance for
thickening ice. For up-to-date ice conditions contact Spring Valley State Park
Ice around the shoreline of the reservoir
thinned out considerably with the arrival of warmer temperatures. There is open
water in the center of the reservoir. Use extreme caution anywhere you find ice.
For up-to-date ice conditions contact Echo Canyon State Park at 775-962-5103.
Anglers are netting shad in the Vegas Wash area.
This area has also been the most productive for bait fish. Stripers are holding
in coves along steep canyon walls in 50 to 70 feet of water. Action for
largemouth and smallmouth bass is slow, though some anglers have reeled in fish
near Callville Bay using soft baits in watermelon colors.
the north and south of Cottonwood Cove have been producing striped bass around
the 5-pound mark. Anglers are picking up fish while trolling anchovies, or
trout and shad patterns.
Fishing activity has been light over the past
week. Anglers have been catching rainbow trout from the shore below Big Bend
State Recreation Area. Anglers are using sunset-colored PowerBait and silver
spinners. Stripers will be found just behind the trout, so look for areas where
the current switches direction or for shadows in the water.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
All of the reservoirs are mostly covered with
ice, but warmer temperatures this week have made for very thin ice and some
areas of open water near their centers. The ice is not safe for fishing.
Extreme caution is recommended.
have experienced good fishing at the pond during the past week. Veteran’s
Memorial and Sunset Park ponds each received a double load of trout. The fish
have been taking a variety of baits and lures, including rainbow PowerBait, night
crawlers, and small spinning lures such as a Mepp’s or a Rooster Tail.