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Striper Fishing Lakes In Nevada

Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch Reservoir and Washoe Lake are the top striper (and/or hybrid striper) fishing lakes in Nevada. The Colorado River below these lakes also offers striper fishing. Before the dams were built on the Colorado River, this was a natural spawning area for striped bass coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. The Nevada state record striped bass came from Lake Mohave.

Striper fishing

While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams become the ideal spawning grounds for stripers. Landlocked stripers then populate the lakes.

Fishing for striped bass in Nevada

Striped Bass


Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

NV State Record: 63 lbs 0 oz

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Fishing for Stripers in Nevada

When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate depths. Check Nevada fishing reports for current striper information. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep, jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change. Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy lures in bigger sizes.

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Learn the migration of stripers

The more you know about the seasonal migration of striped bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Nevada striper fishing lakes. Visit the striped bass fishing page for more in-depth information about striper movements.

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