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Fish: Striped Bass

Lake Mead

Post By: fishingfreak      Posted: 4/23/2015 7:31:57 AM     Points: 1445    
Has anyone fish Lake Mead in Las Vegas before?
heading down in July to try for some Stripers.

Any advice tips, what to use or and deep areas from shore to go?
 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: 4/23/2015 7:44:34 AM     Points: 4241    
look for striper boils... I would cover water in a boat... jerkbaits and anything shad will work.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: 4/23/2015 8:18:23 AM     Points: 15195    
Government Wash has good access, deep water near shore and schools of stripers. I fished that area of Lake Mead a couple of times in the past two years. I have not done very well. Any kind of a boat to get you out in the water is a big help. The best times of day are early morning and evening. It is very, very hot in Las Vegas in July. I swear that one night it did not go below 100.
My favorite time of the year to go is early October. It is not too hot. The bait is plentiful and as big as it going to get.
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 4/23/2015 10:15:01 AM     Points: 1531    
At one of the Marinas you can buy a bag of popcorn and feed the hundreds of carp that come up. The stripers come up and steal the popcorn a lot and they're big. It's cool to see.
 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 4/23/2015 10:25:04 AM     Points: 574    
Never fished it but I agree with Jibber, its hotter than hell in july there, I was there 3 years back from July 28th to 8/2 and we did not see it drop below 100 the whole time we were there, 121 degrees when we landed was horrible, I would hit it early or late and as said by lastkast, jerks and shad imitations is what I would use
 Reply by: pikeNcolorado      Posted: 4/23/2015 11:17:10 AM     Points: 17676    
Calville Bay is where they throw the food. It's insane. But there is NO FISHING from the docks. I work for the company that runs the Marinas on the lake and I couldn't even fish the docks.

As for the stripers, throw a chunk of anchovie ( sold at the marina ) off of deep rock structures and just let it fall. Watch you line and hang on on the hook set. I would say they will be really deep and a boat is a must.

Lastkast does tournys on Mead so his opinion would be better then mine. I've only fished it a handful of times.
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 4/23/2015 11:51:25 AM     Points: 1445    
Well that sucks. I'll just have to make sure to dress up in shorts and sandals with tons of sun block and bring tons of bait and find a cliff to fish off of maybe.
 Reply by: sculldoggy      Posted: 4/23/2015 7:56:27 PM     Points: 8    
Lived in Vegas for many years . Invited to fish for Stripers by a guy I worked with , he told me not to bring any bait. What he taught me was to throw a lure with some weight into boil and snag a shad .....you will feel very slight tug from shad . Striper see this as a wounded shad and BAM! Try it ,it worked for me . We slaughtered em'.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 4/23/2015 8:32:11 PM     Points: 852    
Looks like a cool lake I saw it but didn't fish it I heard last year it was over 100 feet down hopefully it got some water
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 4/23/2015 8:46:17 PM     Points: 1445    
sculldoggy:

If We see any Boils, I will be sure to try that out
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 4/23/2015 8:46:55 PM     Points: 1445    
What is their main forage down there?
Gizzard Shad or something or Herring?