Fishing is a favorite pastime here at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. With more than 290 square miles of water surface, you can be sure to find a favorite spot to catch the big one. Popular fish include rainbow trout, catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass and crappie. Jun 17, 2008 · The striped bass (or "striper") is popular in sport fishing—the largest specimen ever caught weighed in at 81.8 pounds (37.1 kg). Striped bass can be a little tricky to catch, as they are constantly on the move and behave somewhat unpredictably. As a result, many fishermen argue over the best methods for catching them.69%(13).
Anglers ‘tearing them up’ for striped bass at Lake Mead If you are looking for some fast action for striped bass, it might be time to turn your attention to the upper reaches of Lake Mead.Author: C. Douglas Nielsen.