Southern Nevada Fishing Reports
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Southern Nevada Fishing Report - March 29, 2017
Source: Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
Striped bass have moved down the river hanging in marshy areas south of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Anglers reportedly are catching fish in the 2- to 4-pound range. A rainbow trout plant is scheduled for this week below Davis Dam. The fish are biting on PowerBait, night crawlers and spinners.
Great bass have been coming out of Mohave. Stripers in the 3- to 8-pound class have taking anchovies from the shoreline at the north and south ends of the reservoir. Every now and then, a lucky angler reels in a double-digit striper at Willow Beach. Folks at the marina store reported an angler reeled in a 29-pound fish over the weekend. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are active in coves around Cottonwood Cove.
Anglers are finding bait fish outside of Government Wash and good action for striped bass and catfish. Anchovies are catching stripers in the Boulder Basin. The Overton Arm has provided good fishing for black bass. Since it is spawning season, many anglers are practicing catch-and-release fishing for this fish.
Older fishing reports for March 2017 follow.....
Southern Nevada Fishing Report - March 15, 2017Source: Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
Striped bass are active along the river, and anglers are finding success while fishing from boats with anchovies. PowerBait is fooling rainbow trout. Some say the pink color is working the best this year. The trout are a holding away from shore, so boaters are faring better than shore anglers. Look for trout in seams where fast water and slow water meet.
Striped bass are active and moving up and down the north end of the lake. Anglers report limited success from the pier at Willow Beach, while others have caught stripers from their boats. Anchovies have been the most productive bait, but swimbaits generally are a good option. Reports about rainbow trout have been limited. The limit for trout has been reduced to five fish at Willow Beach.
Anglers are catching striped bass, catfish and black bass. Striper action has been quickest in the Boulder Basin, and catfish are taking baits in the Government Wash area. Both fish are hitting on anchovies. Black bass are active out of Callville Bay. Look for the fish in areas with vegetation. Fishing was sluggish over the weekend near Echo Bay, though anglers caught a few stripers. An algae bloom made the water murky.
Southern Nevada Fishing Report - March 9, 2017
Channel catfish are active along the river from Davis Dam to Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Rusty, at Riviera Marina, said anglers are catching catfish on night crawlers. Rainbow trout were stocked again this week at Davis Camp and below Casino Row. Trout will bite on a variety of baits and lures. PowerBait in bright colors and spinner baits have been most productive.
Striper fishing has been good at both the north and south ends of the reservoir. Anchovies are fooling stripers near the dam and outside of Katherine Landing. Largemouth bass fishing has been good outside of Cottonwood Cove and around Princess Cove to the south. The coves in these areas are full of vegetation and the bass are taking advantage of it. The water elevation has remained at 643 feet.
Anglers are having great success in Government Wash for striped bass and catfish with silver variations of the Glide Swimbait catching the stripers. Anchovies fished from the bottom will work in deeper waters. Largemouth bass action has been good in the Callville Bay area. Water levels are steady at 1089 feet.
Southern Nevada Fishing Report - March 1, 2017Source: Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
Baits are catching catfish in the 1- to 3-pound range near the Big Bend of the Colorado River State Recreation Area. Swimbaits and other trout imitations are taking striped bass. Boaters are catching stocked rainbows from Casino Row to the Big Bend. Shore fishing has been slow.
Largemouth bass action is picking up in the coves outside of Cottonwood Cove, and striped bass are taking anchovies in deep water near the dam. Rainbow trout imitations are fooling stripers near Willow Beach, and anglers are catching stocked rainbows with worms.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is reminding anglers that the new license year started Wednesday. Fishing licenses for 2017 are available online and through license vendors. Anglers are finding good fishing for catfish and striped bass during the overnights. Warming water temperatures have largemouth bass action picking up in coves with vegetation. Anglers fishing from shore and boat have been successful in the Boulder Basin.
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Contents of this post are provided for information only. Source: Nevada Department of Wildlife.
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