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Southern Region Fishing Report Updated May 2nd

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR

According to Ranger Ben Johnson, fishing has been very good. Trout are taking a variety of baits and lures, but gold or silver spinners have been especially good. Bait anglers are catching fish with night crawlers or rainbow colored Power Eggs. Largemouth bass are taking spinnerbaits, but all bass must be released April 1 through June 30. Crappies are taking silver minnow jigs. All campground facilities are open.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR

Water levels are good and so is the fishing. Rainbow trout are taking night crawlers and rainbow-colored Power Eggs. Bass fishing is good though most of the fish are on the small side. Larger fish are still spawning. Anglers are finding good action all around the reservoir. All campground facilities are open.

LAKE MEAD

The heat is coming back for the weekend. So too are sunny days. Anglers are finding shad early in the morning and using the bait fish to catch striped bass. Coves around Government Wash have been producing quality fish, including largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass. In addition to live shad, various lures and reactions baits have caught fish. Catfish are biting anchovies at night right below the shelves.  

LAKE MOHAVE

Anglers are finding good action for black bass in the vicinity of Cottonwood Cove. Smallmouth bass averaging two pounds are taking tube baits in the green pumpkin color variation. Fish are coming from 10 to 15 feet of water near grass beds and submerged brush.

LAUGHLIN

Shore fishermen are catching striped bass and catfish with anchovies.Catfish are more active at night and can be caught in some of the backwater areas. Largemouth bass are hitting white or green spinnerbaits in the marshy coves.

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE

NA

WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA

Sunny weather over the weekend provided good fishing conditions for anglers. Bass anglers found success with black or olive Woolly Buggers. Some trolled the flies while others worked the tule beds from float tubes. Trout action was good at Dacey with stocked rainbows taking midge patters fished six to 10 inches off the bottom. One angler reportedly hauled in an18- to 20-inch fish from the dam. Water levels remain good and shoreline anglers are finding the best fishing at Haymeadow and Cold Springs. Keep in mind that the upper ends of Dacey, Adams-McGill, Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs are closed until August 15. All of Tule is closed.

WILLOW BEACH

NA

URBAN PONDS

Bass and sunfish are still in spawning mode at most of the ponds, but should be completing this cycle soon. Trout are still biting at Floyd Lamb and Veterans Memorial parks, and at Cold Creek. Mealworms are catching the fish.

Courtesy: Nevada Department of WildlifeBottom of Form

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