Lake Mead Fishing Report

Lake Mead - Boulder City, NV

by Aaron Meier

 Threadfin shad have been hard to find of late, so anchovies or sardines may be the ticket. Anglers are finding striped bass in about 60 feet of water, and the best fishing is being found after dark. Most fish are in the 2- to 4-pound range. With clear skies forecast into the weekend, now is a good time to get in some on-the-water time. As temperatures continue to warm up, fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass should begin to pick up. A bit of unexpected fishing news comes from an angler’s post on the Las Vegas Fishing Club Facebook page. According to his post, the angler caught a rather plump gizzard shad while throwing a 5- to 6-inch swimbait in Government Wash.