LAKE MEAD – Fishing was fair for rainbow trout after last week’s plants in the Boulder Basin, and boaters continue to have success for striped bass in the Las Vegas Wash area.
Fisherman hoping the trout plants would attract large stripers were disappointed because no big fish were caught after the plants at any of the stocking sites.
Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens checked several anglers last week who had fared well while fishing from boats in Las Vegas Wash. Fish ranging from one to three pounds were caught with anchovies and jigs.
Shore fishing remains poor for stripers throughout the lake. In fact, the fishing has been so slow that few anglers have been seen along the shoreline.
Wildlife creel census clerks did not observe any fishermen over the weekend at fish cleaning stations in the Overton Arm.
This week’s trout plants is today at Hemenway, Horsepower, North Saddle and Pumphouse coves.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – A thin layer of ice covers the lakes. Boats cannot be launched, and conditions are not safe for ice fishing
LAKE MOHAVE– Last week’s rainbow trout plants produced good fishing for trout and for striped bass that the trout attracted.
Boaters caught stripers that weighed 28 and 30 pounds at Cottonwood Cove, 18 pounds at Willow Beach and 30 pounds at Placer Cove. A shore angler reeled in stripers that weighed 12 and 20 pounds at Cottonwood Cove.
A fisherman at Willow Beach on Saturday night caught three rainbow trout with PowerBait and a Jake’s spoon.
Willow Beach will be stocked with rainbow trout Friday. Placer Cove and Powerline Cove will be stocked Wednesday, and Cottonwood Cove will be stocked Thursday.
URBAN PONDS – Fishing should be improving because the department of wildlife is stocking rainbow trout in ponds this week.
The pond at Hafen Park in Mesquite was stocked Tuesday. Ponds at Sunset Park in Las Vegas and Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City were stocked Wednesday.
Floyd Lamb State Park and Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas got trout from the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery Thursday.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR — The lake is covered with ice. A few anglers have broken the ice near the boat dock and are fishing for trout. Conditions are not safe for ice fishing.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Ice covers the lake but is too thin for ice fishing