If you venture over to Lake Mead, you may just be lucky enough to catch a big fish. This lake boasts 290 square miles of water surface, which provides plenty of options for casting out your line. Lake Mead is most famous for its large striped bass, some of which weigh more than 40 pounds. You can catch other popular fish here too, including rainbow trout, catfish, largemouth bass, sunfish, striped bass, smallmouth bass, and crappie. On Fridays, rainbow trout are released near Willow Beach. The striped bass can be found all over the lake year round; however, the crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, and catfish tend to stick to the Overton Arm section of the lake. If you’re after stripers, head out from November to March and bring bait and topwater lures. To catch the stripers, opt for either live shad or store-bought anchovies.
Lake Mead Fish:
Lake Mead boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Mead.