Hi folks, Jeff Johnson here, from the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Team.
The Lake Mead and Lake Mohave bite is still on for the Large and Small mouth bass.
The Large mouth bass can still be found in the backs of deep running coves with submergent and emergent vegetation in old creek beds and washes. They're taking small crankbaits in shad, chili craw and perch imitations. From square bills and medium divers with some top water action in the early morning. Then moving to deeper waters late morning taking some deep diving crankbaits along with some creature baits, jigs, tubes and crawfish in natural colors. Try using a "green watermelon" or a "green pumpkin" with black flake. "TIP" try keeping your baits around 3" inches long. The small mouth are still patrolling cliff faces, rock out crops, points and "rip rap" hunting for just about anything that swims. Shad, blue gill, small rock bass and crayfish are on the menu, and can be found in the 4' to 30' water column. Try adding some chrome, white, and crawfish lipless crankbaits to the menu with a medium retrieve. Some anglers are reporting a few early morning bites on 3/8 oz. spinner baits in white and chartreuse as well.
Striper fishing is still good whenever you can find a bait boil. Taking bone or shad Zara Spooks Jr.'s and white jigging spoons. Anchovies a few feet off of the bottom always seems to be good choice as well.
- Jeff Johnson,
-Bass Pro Shops Fishing Team Leader