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.
remains good, but anglers should always verify conditions before venturing onto
the ice. Rainbow trout have been taking night crawlers and a variety of PowerBait
Anglers are still seeing ice along the edges.The
water is starting to rise, which means ice conditions will vary by the day. Fishing pressure has been minimal, but those
who get out are catching rainbow trout using orange and chartreuse PowerBait.
The campgrounds and all facilities are open.
Striped bass are biting
on anchovies in the Boulder Beach area and near the fishing pier. Anglers are
averaging five fish a day and are reporting more bites when fishing anchovies
just off the bottom in the evening. In the Overton Arm, anglers are catching
stripers by trolling swimbaits in 20 to 40 feet of water. The black bass bite
is hit-and-miss, especially given the recent winds and corresponding drop in
temperatures. A few anglers have had luck catching smallmouth bass along the
north shore in the Boulder Basin.
of striper catches are coming in both the north and south ends of the reservoir.
Boaters have been most successful using X-Rap jerkbaits in shad and minnow patterns.
Black bass action remains slow, probably due to cooler temperatures that have
moved in. Kayakers at Willow Beach are
catching rainbow trout on soft plastic worms in pearl and olive colors. Shore
anglers are catching the fish on minnow and shad crankbaits as well.
trout are providing most of the action on the river. Anglers fishing from boats
and the shoreline are catching their 5-fish limits on PowerBait, night crawlers
and spinners. Striperbites are hit and miss, but
anglers have caught fish as large as 10 pounds on anchovies and trout
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are some areas on the reservoirs with open water where rainbow trout fishing could
be good. Nighttime temperatures are still dropping below the freezing mark, so
anglers will have to contend with ice along the shorelines. Any ice is too thin
to walk on. It is still too cold for bass.
crawlers and meal worms have been the go-to bait for catching stocked trout. A
few catfish have been biting on warmer evenings at Sunset Park. Water
temperatures are still a bit chilly for bluegill.