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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and striped bass at Lake Mead in Arizona.
Lake Mead

Located on the Colorado River along the Arizona-Nevada border, massive Lake Mead is truly a recreation paradise. 160,000 surface-acres fulfill the dreams of those who love to spend time on the water boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming and vacationing on rental houseboats.

Arizona Side

Arizonans access the lake at two primary marinas. To camp or launch at Lake Mead Marina, take US Highway 93 across the Hoover Dam bypass into Nevada. Turn north on Lakeshore road to arrive at Lake Mead Marina.To access to the Temple Bar area, leave Highway 93 onto Temple Bar Road (County Road 143) east approximately 24 miles to Temple Bar Marina.

Nevada Side

Several options for accessing Lake Mead, are available from Nevada. Highway 147 out of Las Vegas travels Stewart's Point, Echo Bay and Callville Bay. There is also a turnoff onto Lakeshore Blvd for access to Lake Mead Marina.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Mead

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Striped bass

Bass & Striper Fishing at Lake Mead.

Largemouth bass populations have declined with the introduction of striped bass into Lake Mead. However, there is still plenty of action for both species. Stripers school, often in very large schools, and the fishing can be fast and furious when you locate one of these schools. They may be deep or cruising the surface chasing schools of shad. When stripers are shallow, any baitfish-imitating lure will catch them. If you find them deep, a spoon or cut bait will do the trick. Largemouth can be caught by most conventional methods, when you find an area that is not dominated by stripers.

Lake Mead Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Click here for a Arizona Fishing License.

Click here for a Nevada Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Boulder Beach Campground - 702 293-2540

Temple Bar Marina Campground - 928 767-3211

Callville Bay Resort, Marina & Campground - 800 255-5561

Lake Mead RV Village Campground - 702 293-2540

Callville Bay Campground - 702 293-8990

Meadview RV Park Campground - 928 564-2662

Atlatl Rock Campground - 702 397-2088

Boulder Oaks RV Resort Campground - 702 294-4425

Lake Mead AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mead

Callville Bay Resort & Marina
100 Callville Bay Rd
Overton, NV 89120
800 255-5561

Lake Mead Marina
490 Horsepower Cove
Boulder City, NV 89005
702 293-3484

Temple Bar Marina
1 Main Street
Temple Bar Marina, AZ 86443
928 767-3211

Echo Bay Resort & Marina
Currently closed
600 Echo Bay Rd
Overton, NV 89040
702 394-4000

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Lake Mead in Arizona.

Information about camping and fishing lakes in AZ

Lake Mead along the AZ-NV border offers great fishing plus boat, jet ski and houseboat rentals.

Fishing at Lake Mead, in Arizona.