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Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Courtesy of Nevada Department of Wildlife


Updated: 7/14/2017

Upcoming Events

The Nevada Department of Wildlife will hold a free beginner’s fly-tying class Friday, July 21 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at 4747 Vegas Drive. Students will learn the basic of how to create their own fishing flies. All equipment and materials will be provided. Registration is required. Call 702-486-5127, ext. 3503 Monday thru Friday.
NDOW will also be holding a free two-part “Introduction to Fly Fishing Class”.  The first part will be held on Friday, July  28 starting at 6 pm at the Las Vegas NDOW office on Vegas Drive and will cover equipment, terminology, knots and much more, the second part will be on Sat. July 29  starting at 9 am at Floyd Lamb Park and will cover casting basics.  On-line Registration is required by going to  For more information contact 702-486-5127 X3503 Monday thru Friday.


Quagga Reminder

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.



Aquatic vegetation is still a problem around the shoreline, but the cooler morning temps has made fishing pleasant.  The park had thunderstorms with rain over the weekend, which was the main reason for the cooler temps.  Crappie and bass have been hitting on nightcrawlers and small jigs, while a few trout are still biting during the early morning hours and taking nightcrawlers, powerbait and spinning lures.



The report this week is much the same as the past few weeks.  The best action is found early morning or after sundown.  The bass and crappie are the most active, but a few trout are still biting in the morning.  The fish are taking mostly worms, but a few trout are still taking powerbait in orange or green.  Weeds are still a problem along the shoreline. 



Anglers heading to the lake late or early morning are having the best success on the lake. Striper boils are popping up throughout the lake in the evening. Black bass have been caught on whopper ploppers out of Callville. Find a good cove with good underwater vegetation, the fish will bite, just find what they like. Usually one lure works for one person different than another. 



Fishing has been great for some and slow for others.  Anglers have been catching the bigger stripers on topwater lures like swimbait and poppers. If fishing in deep water, Jigs in 35-65 feet of water or dropping anchovies can help bring in striped bass or catfish. Imitation crawdads and drop-shot rigs can work well too.



Striped bass and catfish reports have been coming in along the river.Stripers are biting near the top and in deeper waters; they are active up and down the river. Fishing at night or early mornings are the best times to bring in a catch. 






The aquatic vegetation around the shorelines continue to be a problem for the shore fishers.  The action has been a little slow this past week with the bass and crappie being the most active.  Trout action has been the best early in the morning, but there has been no report as to what they have been taking.  Rain over the weekend kept the action slow.






The bluegill and green sunfish in the ponds have been the most active this past week. The fish are taking mealworms, nightcrawlers and occasionally small lures or flies.  Catfish action has slowed down, but a few are still being taken using nightcrawlers, hotdogs, or chicken gizzards, the smellier the better. 

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