Fishing continues to be good for planter trout as well as rainbows that are up to 17 inches. Anglers who are fishing from the dams are having fair success with PowerBait and worms.
Temperatures have been very pleasant with nights in the high 30s and the days in the high 60s to low 70s. The area received nearly an inch of rain last week.
Anglers who are fishing from boats are enjoying good success for striped bass in the Boulder Basin while anglers who are confined to casting from shore are having little or no luck.
Nevada Department of Wildlife creel census clerks continue to see large numbers of stripers at cleaning stations in the Boulder Basin, almost all of which are fish that have been caught by boaters. Boaters who have been fishing in the Las Vegas Wash area have caught most of those fish.
Jigging and fishing with anchovies, squid and shad are catching stripers in the Boulder Basin. The 33 Hole, Government Wash, the tires at Lake Mead Marina and Boxcar Cove have all been productive recently for boaters.
Creel census clerks saw very few anglers over the weekend in the Overton Arm. About the only fishing activity taking place was along the shoreline south of Echo Bay Marina where several anglers were catching very small stripers and channel catfish.
The annual rainbow trout plants will begin on Friday, Dec. 2, at Hemenway, Horsepower, North Saddle and Pumphouse coves. Plants will take place every two weeks from Lake Mead Hatchery through March 24.
Good fishing for rainbow trout was found following the plant that was held Friday at Willow Beach. Trout continued to be caught until after sunset.
Several anglers used the trout plants as an opportunity to try their luck for stripers on Friday evening. Robert Eastridge of Las Vegas caught an 11-pound striper that evening with a yellow Bomber Long A lure.
Small stripers are still being caught around Cottonwood Cove. Recently a pair of boaters had good luck for stripers that ranged from one to two pounds by fishing with anchovies between mile markers 29 and 30.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR
Recent rainbow trout plants have improved the fishing. Brown trout are in the lake and should be feeding as they prepare for winter.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR
The water level is low. Fishing has been fair from the dam for stocked rainbow trout.
Ponds were stocked with channel catfish on Oct. 14. Lake Mead Hatchery will stock rainbow trout every two weeks beginning Nov. 23.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA