Lake Mead Fishing

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Fishing

Lake Mead fishing gives you a 112-mile long reservoir with a multitude of areas to try your luck, such as Stewarts Point in the Overton Arm or Virgin Basin. Read More

  • At Lake Mead you’ll find great fishing both from the shore and from a boat
  • There are plenty of places to launch a boat onto the crystal clear waters
  • Catch your limit of largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie
  • Get your fishing license at one of the local marinas

Where should I go Fishing?

Lake Mead
Fishing Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, offers not only beautiful surroundings that make your fishing trip one of beauty and relaxation, but also plenty of fish to catch, like stripers, bass and catfish.

  • Location: Lake Mead lies off of Highway 93, southeast of Las Vegas and north of Kingman, Arizona approximately 77 miles.
  • Seasons: The lake is accessible 24 hours a day all year, unless posted otherwise in certain areas.
  • Marina/Boat Launch: There are two boat launches on the south side of the lake, and you will find five full marinas spread at convenient areas around the lake to supply your needs.
  • Boat Restrictions: All boats on the lake must be registered and have the numbers properly displayed on the hull and the registration records on board the vessel.
  • Camping: Camping along the shore is easy with five separate campgrounds, most with accommodations for RVs.
  • Fishing: Fish from both the shore or by boat for largemouth and striped bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and green sunfish.

Do I need a permit/license?

Fishing at Lake Mead requires a fishing license and a trout stamp if you are going after trout and intend to keep them. Fishing in Arizona necessitates an Arizona license and use stamp and fishing in Nevada requires a Nevada license and use stamp. You can purchase them at local marinas or at bait and tackle shops. An Arizona fishing license for one day is $17.25, and $32 for a five-day license. A one-day trout stamp is $9. A Nevada fishing license is $12 and trout stamp is $5. For more information call the Arizona Game & Fish Dept. at (928) 692-7700 or the Nevada Division of Wildlife at (702) 486-5127.

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