If you’re looking for a popular sport-fishing lake, head to Lake Mohave, the upper 20 miles of which are located within Black Canyon. This upper portion tends to stay cold all year thanks to the deep-water releases from Hoover Dam. The rest of the lake, however, has warmer waters and a wider fishing area. Anglers typically come here for the excellent game fish, including striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, and channel catfish. The best time of year to plan your trip is from April through November. You’re chances of catching something are best if you head out in the early morning, evening or at night and use shad, lures, or frozen anchovies. Head to the areas that are 40 to 100 feet deep and try trolling or still fishing with bait or lures that act like shad or trout. The largemouth bass are most active from March through June and respond well to night crawlers, rubber worms, and crankbaits. Lake Mohave sits in both Nevada and Arizona, and you’ll find boat ramps in both states.
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