NDOW Southern Fishing Report
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Murky waters made fishing tough for some anglers recently. Temperatures are reaching into the 80s during the day and dropping into the 50s at night. Trout prefer hitting PowerBait and nightcrawlers in the early mornings or evenings. Action for bass and crappie has been decent, and a little longer lived through the day with jigs and woolly buggers working well.
The warmer temperatures are impacting shore fishing opportunities. Largemouth bass have been hitting on imitation crawdads, worms, and grubs in darker colors. In addition, green or root beer color tube baits, small jigs, and nightcrawler pieces are bringing in crappie. Anglers are having better success a little later in the morning and see it slow in the afternoon until the heat subsides and shadows return to the water.
Anglers are catching a mixed bag of stripers and black bass on plastics and crankbaits. Fishing has been good for stripers hanging on the surface following their food source. There have been some limits of crappie coming out of the Overton Arm. A reminder to check regulations on limits for each species and spearfishing.
Anglers are catching stripers and catfish off the Willow Beach fishing pier. Anglers are fishing from shore and boat using anchovies and crankbaits. The lake is producing channel catfish in and around the coves while the largemouth and smallmouth bass are going after various crankbaits and plastics
Anglers are reporting success from the dam through Casino Row. Most are in the two-pound average. Fishing has been best at sunrise and sunset. Stripers and catfish have been landed using anchovies around The Bend. Black bass are going for rattling jigs. Catfish are going after nightcrawlers and anchovies.
Windy and warm days are ahead. Weeds are starting to emerge. Weedless hooks are recommended to spend more time catching bass and crappie, than pulling plants from the end of your line. Bass are active and hitting on jigs and imitation plastics. Haymeadow and Cold Springs Reservoirs are picking up for crappie. Anglers are using small jigs and nightcrawlers.
Bluegill and catfish are the go-to fish to catch in the ponds. Mealworms have been productive bait for the bluegill, with the best bites early or late afternoon. Anglers have had modest success for catfish in the evenings using chicken livers and night crawlers. Unfortunately, as per years past, catfish will not be stocked for the next month due to the high summer temperatures. We want anglers that the limit at all urban ponds is three fish and netting is illegal.
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, June 15th
Lake Mead: Anglers are catching a mixed bag of stripers and black bass
Lake Mohave: The lake is producing channel catfish in and around the coves
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anglers are reporting success from the dam through Casino Row
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Bluegill and catfish are the go-to fish to catch in the ponds
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Windy and warm days are ahead
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Murky waters made fishing tough for some anglers recently
Echo Canyon Reservoir: The warmer temperatures are impacting shore fishing opportunities
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, June 10th
Comins Lake: Surface water temperatures are in the mid to high 60’s
Illipah Reservoir: Surface water temperatures have moved into the mid 60’s
South Fork Reservoir: South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report
Cold Creek Reservoir: The lake has filled nicely and stocking resumed this spring
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): The lake is full, surface water temperatures have climbed into the mid 60’s
Ruby Lake NWR: Expect fair bass fishing to begin with until the water gets a bit warmer
Angel Lake: Anglers continue to report good fishing
Lamoille Creek: Lamoille Creek was down significantly from last week flowing at 332 cfs
Kingston Creek: As of June 10, Kingston Creek was flowing at 3.0 cfs.
Cleve Creek: As of June 10, Cleve Creek was flowing at 4.3 cfs.
Steptoe Creek: As of June 10, Steptoe Creek was flowing at 2.4 cfs
Cave Lake: Cave Lake is lowered to minimum and unfishable
Bruneau River: As of June 10, the Bruneau River was flowing at 127 cfs
Humboldt River: Flows on the South Fork of the Humboldt are up
• NDOW Eastern Fishing Report