Las Vegas Sun

October 22, 2017

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Fishing report: Lake’s open waters produce striped bass

Nevada Department of Wildlife

Good action for stripers has been found recently in open water outside of Government Wash and in open water around Swallow Bay and Black Island. Outside the tires at Lake Mead Marina has been producing sporadic success for stripers.

Anglers who have been fishing from shore for stripers continue to have very little luck. Channel catfish are being caught from shore with the best action coming around sunrise and sunset.

Boaters continue to report to NDOW that they are having good results for smallmouth bass around the islands outside of Echo Bay Marina. Stripers are being caught in that area as well.

Boaters were also successful landing striped bass. One striper weighed in at 25 pounds, but most were in the 1- to 3-pound range. The fish were taken while trolling with large lures.

Several catfish that ranged from 14 to 20 inches were taken with anchovies. The best time was early morning. Willow Beach was scheduled to be stocked with rainbow trout today.

Fishing pressure continued to be low at Cottonwood Cove. A few small stripers that averaged 12 inches were reportedly taken.

A few largemouth bass were reportedly taken with crank baits and small spinners. The upper end of the reservoir is still a little murky and some weed growth is forming.

The north end of the Adams-McGill, Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs are now open for fishing.