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Lake Mead - Hoover Dam
Ecology of Hoover Dam

Fishing in Lake Mead and the Colorado River

STRIPED BASS
Drawing of Striped BassBait: anchovies, shad, and lures at different depths (seasonal). It is found in the Overton Arm, Las Vegas Bay, and Temple Bar.


BLUEGILL
Bait: minnows, worms, insects, crayfish, flies (wet or dry), and popping bugs. The "big ones" live near the canyon walls.


RAINBOW TROUT
Drawing of Rainbow TroutBait: cheese and marshmallows. This trout likes deeper levels and cold water.


LARGEMOUTH BASS
Drawing of Largemouth BassBait: night crawlers, minnows, and lures. Largemouth bass are more active at dawn and dusk and prefer weedy areas and shoreline.


CHANNEL CATFISH
Drawing of Channel CatfishBait: natural or prepared stink baits. They can be identified easily by their large whiskers. Bottom fishing is best at day or night.


THREADFIN SHAD
Drawing of Threadfin ShadIt is usually found in pools along the edges, usually around mud, sand, and debris. This small fish is used for bait.


SUNFISH
Drawing of SunfishIts body is short, stocky and narrow. It lives in vegetated lakes and muddy rivers. Bait: night crawlers, red worms and small lures.

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