Mead Lake Fishing Guide

Lake Mead is a great man-made fishing lake that lies on the Colorado River, about 24 mi from the Las Vegas Strip. that lays in-between the states of Nevada and Arizona. It is the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of water capacity with more than 290 square miles of water surface. Popular fish at Lake Mead includes: Rainbow Trout, catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass and crappie.

Lake Mead is open year round  24-hours a day, except areas as posted.

Lake Mead Fishing Regulations Possession Limits

  • Trout  - 5
  • Black bass  - 6
  • Catfish  - 25
  • Crappie  - 15
  • Striped Bass  - 20
  • Other game fish  - no limit

Directions to Lake Mead

To access Lake Mead, you have an option of nine different main access points to acces Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The Lake Mead Visitor Center is located off of U.S. 93, four miles southeast of Boulder City, Nevada. See the park maps below to find the route best for you.