Lake Mead Fishing Report

Lake Mead - Boulder City, NV

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

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.