Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Southern-Region-Fishing-Report

Updated: 2020-02-19

Upcoming Events

NDOW will be holding pop-up workshops, fly-tying classes, and fly-fishing workshops this month. To register visit  https://www.register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education .

 

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

Ice fishing 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 options. 

 

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

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.

 

LAKE MEAD

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. 

 

LAKE MOHAVE

Reports 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.

 

LAUGHLIN

Rainbow 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 swimbaits. 

 

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

NA

 

WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA

There 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. 

 

WILLOW BEACH

NA

 

URBAN PONDS

Night 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.