NDOW Southern Fishing Report
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Fishing has been good recently with some of the best action taking place in the morning hours. Olive Woolly Buggers fished along the shoreline can fool trout or bass looking for small crayfish. Lures and jigs also have been taking bass along with a few crappies. Stocked trout and small spinners also will catch trout.
Hot temperatures and have slowed trout action, though persistent anglers can still catch bass and crappies. The warmwater species will bite throughout the day while trout will look for cooler hangouts. Brown Woolly Buggers will fool bass, trout, and crappie
Sunrise and sunset continue to be the most productive hours of the day for stripers and black bass. Live shad have been productive for stripers near Vegas Wash. Boaters have been catching black bass in the coves near Callville Bay.
Boat traffic has been busy on the weekends. Kayak anglers should get out early to avoid crowds. Reports are that one lucky angler reeled in a double-digit striper at Willow Beach on Monday. Further south the line sides have been taking anchovies and swimbaits. Crankbaits have been fooling black bass near submerged vegetation.
Stocked rainbow trout ae taking night crawlers and PowerBait below the dam and along the river. Schools of small striped bass are not very far away. Fish as large as 3 pounds have taking baits in the early morning and evening hours. Stripers and catfish both have been liking anchovies.
Afternoon winds can make things dicey on these high-desert reservoirs. Seasonal aquatic vegetation growth can make it difficult to retrieve baits, especially from the shoreline. Don’t hesitate to add a mini marshmallow to a night crawler to keep it above the weeds. Barbless hooks can help. The bass bite is generally good this time of year.
Bluegill are providing good action for anglers following a recent fish plant by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The fish will take live mealworms, night crawler pieces and small flies. Catfish will hit on nightcrawlers, chicken liver or stink baits fished off the bottom. Bass have been in the mix as well. l.
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, June 22nd
Lake Mead: Sunrise and sunset continue to be the most productive hours of the day
Lake Mohave: Boat traffic has been busy on the weekends
Colorado River - Laughlin: Stripers and catfish both have been liking anchovies
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Bluegill are providing good action for anglers
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: The bass bite is generally good this time of year
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Fishing has been good recently
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Hot temperatures and have slowed trout action