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.
have been doing well from shore. Trout are averaging 10 to 12 inches. Bass are
still hitting lines later in the day, and trout fishing has been best
throughout the morning hours. Anglers are using worms and PowerBait with great
success. Morning temperatures have been below freezing. The boat launch ramp is
closed due to low water levels. Check with Spring Valley State Park for more
trout have been biting well for the few anglers working the lake. Pink, orange,
and green PowerBait have been productive. So have small spinners. Dark-colored Woolly Buggers
are effective for both trout and bass. Aquatic vegetation is subsiding along
most of the shorelines. While the water is still low, be prepared for muddy
are enjoying an increase in black bass action throughout Las Vegas Bay. Both
largemouth and smallmouth are taking a mix of topwater lures and crankbaits in
shad and trout patterns. Soft plastics in green pumpkin and watermelon are
working well too. Striped bass are showing a preference for walking baits and
live shad if you can net them. Boils are being reported throughout the area of
Temple Bar from first light to about noon. The Boulder Beach fishing pier is a
hotspot for catfish when using stink baits and worms.
levels are low for fall razorback sucker conservation activities, making the
boat launch inaccessible to many vessels. Shore anglers and kayakers have had
some luck landing striped bass up to 12 pounds. Rainbow trout action is expected
to pick up with cooler weather. PowerBait and worms are the go-to baits for
trout this time of year. Anglers have reported catching black bass and stripers
at the south end of the reservoir. Largemouth are biting soft plastics in the
shallows. Smallies are taking walking baits in the early morning. For a striper
bite, try locating coves with signs of shad. Crankbaits and topwater lures in
shad patterns will attract the fish in those areas.
river is producing stripers up to 8 pounds for boaters using anchovies. Fish
weighing in under 2 pounds are taking baits from shoreline anglers. Most action
has been reported downriver, south of Big Bend State Recreation Area. Anglers
are reporting smallmouth bass catches in the same area on soft plastics.
Catfish are hitting chicken livers and anchovies fished near vegetation.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
best action is taking place in the morning hours and again at sunset when the
winds are calmest. Variable weather and high winds have made it challenging to
fish throughout the day. Rainbow trout have been hitting on rainbow PowerBait,
night crawlers and an assortment of quarter- to half-ounce spinning lures and
swimbaits remain the lure of choice for stripers weighing more than 5 pounds at
Willow Beach. Shore anglers are fighting tall grasses surrounding the fishing
has been sluggish. Hot dogs or night crawlers have been working well for cats.
Don’t forget when fishing in the urban ponds that you must use a rod and reel. Seasonal
rainbow trout plants when the waters are steadily cooler.