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.
trout bite has been very good following recent plants of rainbow and tiger trout. The fish are taking a
variety of PowerBait offerings, spinners, and small spoons. Anglers have been
doing well from the fishing dock and the dam.
Rainbow trout action has
been very good, but the best fishing has been found by those using boats or
floatables to get away from the shoreline. Water levels continue to rise and
that has anglers finding the best action along the dam. The fish are taking PowerBait
in rainbow, orange or green colorations, as well as spinners.
Striped bass are biting
anchovies outside of Hemenway Harbor and Callville Bay Marina. Anglers are
fishing from the shore and boats in depths of 50 to 60 feet. Most of the fish
are in the 2- to 3-pound range. Anglers are still bringing in largemouth bass on
plastics and shad imitations in coves that have good shoreline vegetation.
Anglers are using
Rooster Tails to limit out on stocked rainbow trout at Willow Beach. Smallmouth
and largemouth bass are biting on light-colored crankbaits and jointed
swimbaits throughout Cottonwood Basin. Stripers are hitting shad imitations at
the mouths of coves north of Davis Dam and intermittently outside of Willow
Anglers are catching
limits of striped bass near the south end of Big Bend of the Colorado State
Recreation Area. From shore or boat, striper fishing is good from below Davis
Dam past Casino Row. Rainbow trout are hitting PowerBait, worms and Rooster
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Water levels continue to
be steady, and aquatic vegetation is starting to decline along the shorelines
of area reservoirs. Rainbow trout action has been best from boats with the fish
hitting PowerBait or night crawlers. Spoons, Kastmasters and Super Dupers also
are catching fish. With waterfowl hunting underway, visitors can get enjoy both
hunting and fishing on area waters.
Anglers have found good
fishing for catfish at Veteran’s Memorial, Sunset, and Floyd Lamb parks. The
fish have been taking night crawlers and hot dog pieces. The Nevada Department
of Wildlife hopes to begin rainbow trout stockings for the Urban Ponds just
before Thanksgiving. Before that can happen, however, the water temperature in
the ponds needs to be steadily below 60 degrees.