Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Southern-Region-Fishing-Report

Updated: 2019-01-22

Upcoming Events

The Nevada 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/. 

 

Quagga Reminder

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.

 

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR

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 at 775-962-5102.

 

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

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.

 

LAKE MEAD

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. 

 

LAKE MOHAVE

Coves to 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.  

 

LAUGHLIN

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.     

 

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

NA

 

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.  

 

WILLOW BEACH

NA

 

URBAN PONDS

Anglers 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.