Located in the arid regions of the Southwestern US, along the Nevada and Arizona Border, Lake Mead and Lake Mohave can surprise anglers with some excellent fishing. The Lakes provide year round action for both stripers and largemouth bass, with the season peaking from April to October. Topwater action can be fantastic especially in the fall, when stripers are busting the surface targeting shad schools.
Largemouth bass movements within Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are predicted by the season.
In winter, bass can be found deep, off points and other underwater structures. Jig and pig combos in dark colours ie. Purple or brown fished slowly along the bottom can be productive.
In spring, during the spawn, which occurs as early as February on some parts of the lake through to early May, the fish are shallow. Casting plastic worms, lizards or crawdads in light colours can be effective. Spinner baits flipped around structure is also a proven tactic this time of year.
In summer, early mornings, topwater lures in shad or crawdad patterns can produce some fish. Afternoons and overcast days, crankbaits and plastic worms fished deep off points and reefs can be rewarding.
In fall, the bass are very active, and plastic worms, crankbaits and topwater plugs will produce consistent catches of bass. The average fish is 2 pounds although larger fish in the 5lb range are not uncommon.
Stripped bass movements in Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are also very seasonal. In winter, trolling or fishing very deep with anchovies is a proven method. In spring, the bass spawn from mid May through mid June, and crankbaits or anchovies in water 25-60 feet deep can be very effective. In summer and fall, fish are actively running shad to the surface creating excellent topwater action especially in late fall up until the end of November.
Fishing Hot Spots Topo Maps
|Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Lake Mead & Mohave fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints & coordinates.
» Fishing Maps
Musky Mayhem Jr. Double Cowgirl|
A greature for muskies and big pike, the Musky Mayhem Jr. Double Cowgirl is a smaller version of the Double Cowgirl...
BOOYAH Tandem Blade Spinnerbait|
Color for color, component for component, the BOOYAH Tandem Blade Spinnerbait is one of the finest spinnerbaits made today. Built tough and easy to fish...
Sufix Performance 150 Yard Spool Braid|
Sufix Performance Braid is built with the high strength and durability needed for the toughest offshore battles, while suppleness and small diameter...
access black bass boat launch gps coordinates cottage crappie fishin fishing information Lake Mead & Mohave map marina marked parks productive provide resorts search specific specified spots stories tips topo waters waypoints tackle shop bait lures live fishing lodge guide charter service dropshot trolling casting spinning fly