Southern Nevada Fishing Report
NDOW will host a
Creative Fly-tying workshop for families Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. For more
information contact Abbey Czarnecki at 702-486-5127 x 3850. To register visit www.ndow.org/Education/AnglerEd/Classes
or drop by the Southern Nevada Family Fishing page on Facebook.
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.
Temperatures are expected to drop going into the
weekend with daytime highs reaching the low 50s and nighttime lows dipping into
the 20s. Be prepared for cold temperatures and expect to find ice along the
shoreline in the early morning. Trout fishing remains good. Rainbows are
hitting PowerBait and small spinners. Brown trout should become increasingly
Look for rainbow trout
in the deep water along the dam. The fish have been taking night crawlers and
PowerBait. Rainbow and chartreuse colors are generally productive.
Wash, 33-Hole and the Boulder Beach area can be productive for striped bass.
Oftentimes the fish will start the day in shallow water and then move deeper as
the day warms up. Late fall can be a challenging time as anglers try to figure
out where the fish are and what they want. Fish-eating birds like grebes or
cormorants will raft up above schools of baitfish and that means stripers won’t
be far away. Jigging and trolling can be effective for fish holding in deeper
Anglers are finding fair fishing for rainbow
trout following weekly fish plants at Willow Beach. Hungry stripers will push
the trout toward cover so it won’t take long for them to disperse. Striped bass
are taking large swimbaits. Trout patterns are especially effective. Over the
weekend, one lucky angler weighed in two good stripers in the 10-pound range at
the Willow Beach Marina. Look for catfish at the south end of the reservoir
where the water is warmer. Cut anchovies, stink baits and night crawlers will
catch the fish.
Stocked rainbow troutare providing a fun opportunity below Davis Dam, in the Big Bend
area, and near Bullhead City Community Park on the Arizona side. Mepp’s
spinners, Panther Martins and Rooster Tails will catch the fish. Bait fishermen
have found success with PowerBait in various colors. Striped bass will take
anchovies, pencil poppers, and swimbaits.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Dropping temperatures has bass and crappie
action in slow mode while trout are actively feeding. Shore anglers are having
a rough time with vegetation, but boaters and float tubers are finding
excellent fishing. Dacey has been especially good for large trout. Spinners
have been very effective. Nighttime lows are expected to drop into the low 20s
with daytime highs near 50.
temperatures dropping, expect action for warm water fish, like bluegill or
bass, to remain slow. The first seasonal trout plant of the year is on tap for
this week. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will plant rainbow trout at Floyd
Lamb, Lorenzi, Sunset, and Veterans Memorial Park ponds. Hafen Park in Mesquite
and Cold Creek are also on the list.