Fishing Information – provided from the National Park Website – www.nps.gov/lame
To fish on Lake Mead you must carry a valid fishing license with a “special use stamp”. Obtain your fishing license from Nevada Department of Wildlife’s website at www.ndow.org. If you get to the lake and need to get your fishing lisence, don’t worry you can also obtain your fishing license at Lake Mead Marina.
Fishing at Lake Mead
A trout stamp is required in addition to any other use stamps if you intend to catch trout.
Largemouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill are found in both lakes Mead and Mohave.
Rainbow trout can be found in Lake Mohave.
Lake Mead has become famous for its striped bass with an occasional catch weighing in at over 40 pounds. Fishing for striped and largemouth bass is good throughout Lake Mead with crappie, blue gill, green sunfish, and catfish being more prevalent in the upper Overton Arm of the lake.
A person may fish with a second combination of hook, line and rod, if he/she has in their possession a “Second Rod Stamp” in addition to a fishing license.
No more than three baited hooks or fly hooks or two lures or plugs may be used attached to a single line.
The fishing rod must be closely attended when the line is in the water.
A person may fish with two poles with the purchase of a stamp.
Each line may not contain more than two hooks or two lures or two artificial flies.
Please refer to the State Fishing Regulations for possession limits.
Please clean your catch at the fish cleaning stations located at most of the marinas.
HOURS AND SEASON
Both lakes are open to 24-hour fishing year round.
No license is required on Lakes Mead or Mohave for persons under the age of 14 in Nevada and Arizona.
Several protected species of fish are found in the Colorado River System. Two of these, the razorback sucker and bonytail chub, may be found in the lakes. If these fish are caught, they should be returned to the water. Please report the catch to the National Park Service Resource Management office at (702) 293-8950.
There is no fishing within the posted boundaries of state or federal hatcheries.
There is no fishing within those areas immediately above and below Hoover Dam.
There is no fishing within areas designated as harbors.