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Southern Nevada Fishing Report


Updated: 8/11/2017

Courtesy of NDOW

Upcoming Events

NDOW will be holding a free family fishing clinic focusing on baits and lures at Floyd Lamb Park on Saturday, August 19 starting at 9 a.m.  Participants will learn the difference between: What is bait and what is legal to use, as well as what’s a lure and how to use them. On-line Registration is required by going to  For more information, contact 702-486-5127, ext. 3503 Monday thru Friday.
A beginning fly-tying workshop will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. To register for these classes go to  For more information, call 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.



Sporadicmonsoonalrains have made fishing a little difficult. So too has the heavy weed growth in the upper end of the lake and along the shoreline. Bass have been hitting well on bright-colored lures while crappie are hitting on small lures and worms around the fishing dock. Trout are hitting early in the morning and after sunset, with most fish in the 13- to 15-inch range.



The action has been a little slow. Sporadic monsoonal rain storms have made fishing a challenge at times. Bass and crappie are taking night crawlers and mealworms. Aquatic vegetation has made trout fishing a difficult challenge, especially along the shoreline.



Striped bass and catfish are taking baits throughout the lake. Anchovies and worms are fooling catfish at 33 Hole and in the Overton Arm. Anglers should be prepared for a hike from the parking areas to the shoreline at 33 Hole. At the Boulder Beach fishing pier and along the beaches anglers are finding smallmouth bass and catfish. Night fishing has been good above Temple Bar. If you see a striper boil, throw a Zara Spook, Jumpin’ Minnow or other top-water bait into the fray and hold on for the ride. Action is best at dusk and sunrise.



Striped bass and catfish are a primary target for many anglers visiting this water. Some anglers are finding good striper action on the south end of the reservoir near Princess Cove. Most fish are in the 1- to 3-pound range. Try Anchovies fished off the bottom outside of coves with lots of submerged vegetation. Inside those coves, anglers are catching black bass with spinnerbaits and pumpkin colored trailers.  



The water below Davis Dam is home to many one-pound stripers. Anglers are catching them on a Glide Swimmer and other trout imitations. Near the Big Bend State Recreation Area, anglers are catching stripers from the shoreline with anchovies. There are some great black bass hiding in marshy areas around Big Bend as well. 






The report this week is similar to those of the past several weeks. Seasonal weed growth is making fishing difficult, but those who are willing to try are finding good fishing for crappie and largemouth bass. Trout have been hitting in the early morning hours and after sundown.  






Heavy weed growth in most of the ponds has made fishing difficult.  Bluegill, bass and the occasional catfish are still taking mealworms and night crawlers. Chicken gizzards and hotdogs also are working for catfish. The next catfish plant at Floyd Lamb, Sunset, Lorenzi, Veterans Memorial and Hafen Park ponds in scheduled for the week of August 21.

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