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Wednesday, Sep 28
Hi: 87 ° F
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Precip: 29%
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Precip: 17%

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

  • Report: Gary Dobyns » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:27 am

    Most of the fish caught in this event were in less than 10 feet of water. In fact I'd say most were less than 5 feet. The fishing was pretty decent with probably about 70% being largemouth. The 2nd day was tougher on many teams because there was no wind and Mead always is tougher on slick water days. Topwater, jigs, and dropshot were top producers. Vegas wash was the top producing area. Congrats to the Salazar family. They had a great family turnout as well with 20+ family members showing up. It was awesome. We need more family involvement to get back to the "old days".

    Thanks to all that helped make the WWBT Teams a success this year.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    LAKE MEAD – The current elevation has increased by approximately 8¼ inches from last week to 1079.9 feet above msl. The National Park Service has improved conditions at South Cove launch ramp, but only one boat can launch at a time. Be sure to check out launch ramp area prior to launching. Be careful boating because of low water level, many new islands and near surface rocks have appeared. The striper bite is steady on Lake Mead. Fishing the boils with top water baits is probably your best type of lure. If you get into the stripers the top water bite can last for hours. Cut anchovies are still the bait of choice for stripers when anchored at night. Check the moon phases before you go –the last new moon was Dec. 11. The next new moon will be Jan. 9.

    Dark nights work best when fishing under light. Fishing for stripers in 40-plus feet of water will normally find the larger fish. If they are not taking the anchovies try lures and see if you can get them to bite. If you can locate the shad, the stripers are not far behind. Trolling usually works best in areas where shad are found and best done in the early mornings and evenings. Anglers are still catching black bass but with the colder weather the bite may decrease.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

  • Report: From Lake Mead
    Launch Ramp Status
    Launch ramp construction is complete at Echo Bay, Boulder Harbor, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar and South Cove. Construction is 95 percent complete at Callville Bay. All locations now have solid concrete ramps all the way to the water

Friday, September 4th, 2015

  • Report: From Lake Mead
    Labor Day Weekend
    Weather
    Temperatures will be in the upper 90s (lows in the upper 70s). It’s going to be a windy weekend with winds up to 23 mph (gusts as high as 32).

    Launch Ramp Status
    Echo Bay - 2 lanes open
    Callville Bay - 2 lanes open (4 will be open by Tuesday for the Bass tournament)
    Boulder Harbor - dredging complete
    Hemenway Harbor - 2 lanes open
    Temple Bar - 2 lanes open
    South Cove - 1 lane open

    Life Jacket Loaner Stations
    There is a new life jacket loaner station at North Arizona Telephone Cove
    We also have stations at Boulder Beach and Cottonwood Cove

Friday, August 28th, 2015

  • Report: From Lake Mead

    Launch ramp conditions at Lake Mead have improved significantly thanks to an ongoing $1.5 million construction project that began in late July.

    The project involves underwater excavation, dredging, grading and construction of reinforced concrete ramps. The concrete ramps will extend down to the water’s edge, and concrete panels or steel pipe mat will extend roughly six feet below the current lake water surface.

    Construction is ongoing at five launch ramps, Echo Bay, Callville Bay, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar and South Cove. At least one lane will remain open at each ramp during construction. All interim ramps are in good condition with easy launch. Conditions can change daily. Please survey the area before launching to make sure it's suitable for your vehicle and boat.

    At Boulder Harbor, which has a launch ramp down to an elevation of 1,060 feet, crews are dredging the harbor channel approximately 15 to 18 feet below the water surface. Navigational aids are in place to guide boaters around dredging.

    All ramp work is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Funding for the project was provided by fees collected at entrance stations and the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

  • Report: Current Lake Levels

    Lake Mead elevation is around 1,078 feet.

    Lake Mead Ramp Status
    Construction is ongoing at five launch ramps, Echo Bay, Callville Bay, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar and South Cove. At least one lane will remain open at each ramp during construction. All interim ramps are in good condition with easy launch. Conditions can change daily. Please survey the area before launching to make sure it's suitable for your vehicle and boat.


    At Boulder Harbor, which has a launch ramp down to an elevation of 1,060 feet, crews are dredging the harbor channel approximately 15 to 18 feet below the water surface. Navigational aids are in place to guide boaters around dredging.
    •Las Vegas Bay (closed 2001)
    •Government Wash (closed 2003)
    •Overton Beach (closed 2010)

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Calville to temple and back in ABA. Find the single fish in the back willows leave the samll two to three fish schools right away. All fish came on drop shot
    City: LAs Vegas

    Tips: Long casts to the backs be ready.

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Water Clarity 20+ swimming pool visibility, Windy, 2 - 3 foot waves, overcast, FULL moon, fish on beds but skittish, fished towards the narrows for protection from the wind. Drop shot, Texas rig, caught (11.5) lbs today (10) fish.

    Last post asked about brush, looks like Havasu in some area's, come on out. It's on...
    City: Las Vegas

    Tips: Be safe, wear your PF device.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hows the lake level, is it rising or falling, are there brush in the water/ any help would be great

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: sign up early with a local,dont let what is happening at shasta happen at your lake.these are the opinions and views of carl.
    City: anderson

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 79 degree

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lots of fish up in the narrows and T-Bar area all small. 1 to 1.5 pounds as a rule. lake continues to go decline in water elevation.
    City: Las Vegas

    Tips: Just a note if you don't want to tell where your fishing then don't what's the big deal?

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 86

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Day after the Lake Mead Classic. Went out at 5:30 Am. First cast on main lake point is a fish. Drop shotted and he hit as it fell off the drop into 20 ft. Drop shot bite morphed into a dropshot and darterhead/5"Kalins grub bite over emerging reefs around primary and first in secondary points. About 10:00 AM the front came in. Bite died for about 2 hours or I lost the fish...

    Then the bite cut loose on a open hook rigged 3/16 oz. peahead worm. Used a purple Yamamoto cuttail and 6" "Warmouth" roboworm. They were coming out of 30 ft. of water to slam the peahead in about 10 ft. Pendulum bite for the most part... they didn't want any swimming action imparted to the peahead. They moved shallower as the day got later and cloud cover came over.
    City: Las Vegas

    Tips: Move around a lot. If you don't get bit in 20 minutes, time to fire the big mill. Fish are spread out but sometimes you will find groups. Big fish might be 2.5 lbs.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Been on a weightless bite and also a dropshot bite last week. The dropshot bite is on the walls from 20 to 50 ft. and produces smaller bass all day - anywhere near ledges or chunk rock 45

    Tips: For the weightless bite, lure size and presentation speed seem to be more key than color. Varied during the day with conditions.

    In strong winds throwing a surface walking bait they would sslap at it and I could go back and catch them with follow up plastic.

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 55-57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Took my daughter out for a couple hours of fishing on Saturday. Weather was sunny 80 degrees and windy. Stayed in Calville bay area, managed one bass around 2.5lbs on a finesse jig with Robo worm flipping craw trailer. Water is warming, fish should begin moving up.
    City: Henderson

    Tips: Only managed one bite so no real tips. This fish was caught on a transition from hard rock to boulders.

Monday, February 19th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Out on sunday, clear bluebird skies with light wind. Managed 3 bites with two fish in the boat, both smallies one 3lbs the other 2.5lbs, not bad for the tough bite on Mead right now.
    Both came on a watermelon hula grub on 1/4oz shakey head in 16ft of water. Good luck
    City: Henderson

    Tips: Look for the transition zones, sand to boulders to hard rock.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 60-62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the lake for 4 days. Was extremely windy and made fishing tough. Fish where all holding deep in about 20ft of water. Clear water made it tough, most fish came off cotton candy colored senko's and Grape colored robo worms. Did catch a couple jigging with chatterbaits. Mainly caught LM a few smallies and a couple stripers.
    City: Minden

    Tips: With it getting cold, fish deep points and look for ledges. purples and pinks worked best for me in the 4" size plastics. Chatterbaits where white/chartreuse. If you can find any stained water thats the only place I was getting shallow fish. Have fun out there!

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: top water was awsome must of caught like 15 by myself
    City: viva la vegas

    Tips: spooks ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllllllllllleee!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 21st, 2006

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    Water Temp: ??

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: launched out of echo,caught first light,fishing for black bass,caught approximately 10 fish between 2 people.fishing gravel to rock transitions in 15'-20'...using plastic craw(brown and orange),texas rigged plastic worms(watermelon),caught one on hard jerkbait & had several strikes on topwater.
    City: las vegas

    Tips: dont let the clear water discourage you...just because you cant see them doesnt mean they arent there.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

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    Water Temp: UNKNOWN

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: WENT OUT AT 5:30AM WITH JR'S GUIDE SERVICE ,WHAT A GREAT GUY , KEPT US ON FISH ALL DAY CAUGHT OUR LIMIT AND THEN SOME ,WITH A SMALL MOUTH TO BOOT .CAUGHT ABOUT 60 FISH BIGGEST AROUND 5LBS .CUAGHT THEM ON TOP WATER AND BAIT ALL DAY THANKS FOR THE GREAT TRIP JR, STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE PHOTO'S TO YOU
    City: ROSEVILLE , CA

    Tips: HIRE JR'G GUIDE SERVICE AND BE READY FOR A GREAT DAY ,AS LONG AS IT ISN'T HOT , WHEN ISN'T IT HOT AT LAKE MEAD .

Monday, January 10th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 'bout 55-60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Carp fishing has been ok. Caught 3 fish over 10 lbs. with pieces of string cheese onb a 3' hook. Caught the first two sight fishing, about 3 feet from shore, last one caught on south end by dam off a shelf.
    City: Rancho Cucamonga

    Tips: Always experiment with bait. Carp will pretty much eat anything you throw at them, but always remember that carp are very easily spooked.