Southern Nevada Fishing Report
Courtesy of Nevada Department of Wildlife
The Nevada Department of Wildlife will host a free Family Fishing clinic at Lorenzi Park pond Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m. Agency staff will focus the clinic on helping children catch sunfish. Participants will learn various ways to catch the fish using baits, lures and flies. For more information and event location in the park, contact Ivy Santee at 702-486-5127 x 3503 or visit the “Las Vegas Family Fishing Club" on Facebook.
NDOW is asking boaters to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of quagga mussels from the Colorado River system to other waters. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and towing vessel before traveling to another water.
Despite high winds that have kept angler activity to a minimum,trout fishing has been good. The fish are biting PowerBait in the usual orange, green or rainbow colorations. Bass anglers have been catching fish with jigs fished along the tule beds.
Crappie Though high winds were a problem over much of the past week, nearly 400 people took part in the annual Free Fishing Day event on Saturday, June 10. Participants caught approximately 300 fish bynoon. The anglers used a variety of baits and lures with those in brown colorations working the best.
With daytime temperatures about to push well beyond the century mark, anglers may want to adjust their fishing habits. Early mornings, evenings and nighttime hours can be productive for catfish and striped bass. Mornings also are good for black bass. Fishermen have been seeing striper boils in Las Vegas Bay.
Striper action has been good at Willow Beach. Shore fishermen have been pulling in fish in the 5- to 6-pound range. Anchovies and swimbaits have been catching the fish. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are feeding in coves south of Cottonwood Cove.
Anglers are catching striped bassup and down the river, but most are finding the best action from the dam south past Casino Row. The Big Bend area is giving up catfish. Despite the arrival of summer temperatures, trout can be found in deep water where temperatures are cool. Some of the best action takes place at sunrise and again at sunset.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Fishing has been sluggish as high winds have kept most people off the reservoirs. Those who have ventured out have been rewarded with trout at Haymeadow and Cold Springs. Seasonal vegetation growth is beginning to show along the shoreline.
Windy conditions have put the fish off a bit, but the action should improve as the weather pattern settles. Catfish were last stocked in each of the urban ponds May 31, and NDOW planted bluegill at Veterans Memorial Park June 9. With warmer temps the bluegill, green sunfish and largemouth bass action should be picking up. Night crawlers and mealworms work well for all the fish.