Southern Nevada Fishing Report
The Nevada Department of Wildlife will host a catch-and-release
fishing pond at the Clark County Fair, April 13–16 in Logandale. Children 12
and under are invited to wet a line, and there is no charge to participate.
Other activities at the agency’s fair exhibit include an archery range, live
reptile display, and native fish.
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.
Following the recent fish plants, the action has
been good for rainbow and tiger trout. Anglers have been catching the fish with
rainbow sparkle PowerBait, as well as night crawlers. Fly-fishers are fooling
the fish with small, black or brown Woolly Buggers with a little sparkle in
them. The campgrounds are open with all facilities available.
The water is high, and rainbow trout are keeping
anglers busy. The fish are taking a wide variety of baits. Bass and crappie
action remains sluggish but should pick up as temperatures grow warmer. The
campgrounds are all open.
All warm water species are very active. The big
news this spring is crappie. After several years on the slow end, the
slab-sized sunfish has provided anglers with good action in the Overton Arm.
Small jigs in white or silver colorations, and small crankbaits will catch the
fish. Striped bass are pursuing shad near 33-Hole and along the east side of
Boulder Basin. Government Wash has provided shoreline anglers with good fishing
for stripers, some in the 5-pound class. Bass are still spawning, so catch-and-release
fishing is encouraged.
Striped bass are active at the north and south
ends of the lake. Some lucky boaters have reeled in fish as large as 18-pounds with
anchovies in deep water. Though black bass are spawning in the shallows,
anglers are finding that many beds are already vacant. In recent days fishermen
have been finding the fish in shaded areas of coves and along weed beds. With
weekly trout plants on tap, the fish have made their way downstream from Willow
Anglers are catching striped bass are up and
down the river. Some are catching the fish from boats along Casino Row while
drifting anchovies. Anglers on the north end of Big Bend are finding good
action for both catfish and stripers in the marshy areas.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
winds, anglers have found good action for rainbow trout at most of the
reservoirs. With the arrival of warmer temperatures, vegetation along the
shoreline is beginning to thicken. Anglers should be prepared to fish around the
weeds. Anglers using float tubers and other small watercraft should be mindful
of seasonal winds that can come up quickly on area reservoirs.
has picked up a little this week with the arrival of much warmer air
temperatures. Bluegill and bass are finishing up their annual spring spawn and
are starting to take worms and small lures. The Nevada Department of Wildlife
is scheduled to begin its seasonal channel catfish plants the week of April 17.