Courtesy of NDOW
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 http://www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/. 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 www.ndow.org/Education/Angler_Ed/Classes/. For more information, call 702-486-5127 x3503 Monday thru Friday.
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.
The best action continues to be in the early morning or after sunset for all fish species. Bass are hitting best around the tules, while crappie are being caught around the fishing dock. Trout action has been sporadic with the fish taking small lures and occasionally PowerBait in orange, green or rainbow colorations.
Trout action has been very slow this past week, but bass and crappie have been active early in the morning and in the evening. The reservoir’s water level is low and weeds have been making shore fishing tough. Look for fish in the deep water along the dam.
Catfish and striper action is good.Striped bass in the 1- to 3-pound range are schooling in Las Vegas Bay. Anglers are catching catfish on anchovies and worms outside of Hemenway Harbor. A group of young fishers had a great evening catching black bass and stripers on a recent excursion to the Boulder Islands. Black bass are active on the east side of Boulder Basin and by the dam. The fish are hitting on imitation worms in white and chartreuse.
Anglers are pursuing striped bass near Willow Beach on the north and Katherine Landing on the south. Stripers are holding in deep water and taking anchovies along the dam. Some of the smaller fish are schooling and will hit on a trout imitation swimbait. Black bass are hitting on silver variations of the Whopper Plopper near Cottonwood Cove. Catfish are biting on worms and chicken livers in Cottonwood Basin. The Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery plants trout at Willow Beach every Friday.
Downriver ofBig Bend anglers are having luck finding channel catfish in the coves. Black bass like a variety of spinner baits fished at the edge of coves near the bend. The striper bite has been good for anglers using lures or anchovies. Rusty at the Riviera Marina has heard talk that a few trout have been spotted hanging out in the shadows of docks along Casino Row.
WAYNE E. KIRCH WMA
Conditions at the WMA remain the same as the past few weeks. Seasonal growth of aquatic vegetation is making fishing difficult, but bass and crappie are still taking lures and worms. Trout action is slow but anglers are finding a few fish hitting baits early in the morning or after sunset.
Fishing activity at the ponds has been light, probably due to warm temps and sporadic rains. Though many small fish are being seen along the shorelines, the bigger fish have been slow to take either bait or lures. The next catfish plant is scheduled for the week of August 21. For bluegill, fish small fly patterns in the shade along weed beds or along the seam where dark and light-colored water meet.