let’s go fishing
The fishing at Willow Beach is great…
Rarely do I get skunked but then again I don’t mind it when I do because of the peace and beauty of the area.
There are plenty of Trout, partly due to the fact that there is a fish hatchery at Willow Beach and fresh fish get planted most Friday mornings. This is when you will find locals ready to fish,…. some for the Trout but other others for the Big Striped Bass that seem to know it’s Friday and are there ready to stuff themselves on the easy pickings.
You will do fine fishing from shore for Rainbows and surprisingly Stripers as well. To get the big fish though you will need to get out into the deeper waters. 20 and 30 pound Stripers are common with the world record at 60 Pounds caught 8 miles from Willow Beach.
The General Store at Willow has a basic selection of fishing gear and does stock the plugs that are working. They are a good source for current fishing information. In Las Vegas you can stop at the Bass Pro Shop located at 8200 Dean Martin Dr Las Vegas, NV 89139-7885 – (702) 730-5200 ( They are next to the Silverton Casino ), they are also up to date on all the fishing in Southern Nevada. They even have a 40,000 gallon aquarium filled with local freshwater fish.
Here’s a list of what fish are found in the river at Willow Beach.
This list was courtesy of www.riverlakes.com