Lake Mead Fishing Report

Lake Mead - Boulder City, NV

by Aaron Meier

Anglers are having success in various areas around the lake, most notably coves in Vegas Wash and around Echo Bay. Netting shad has been a fairly easy task for those working the mouth of Las Vegas Bay. Some gizzard shad are topping the one-pound mark and providing a source of durable cut bait. Anglers report success for spawning largemouth bass near submerged brush and smallmouth bass near rocky points and drop-offs in the Overton Arm. The smallmouth bass also are proving to be more cooperative and taking various soft baits, crankbaits, and drop shot rigs.