Lake Mead - Bonelli Landing - Grand Wash - Greggs Hideout - Kingman Wash -Pierce Ferry -South Cove Lake Mead is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona Temple Bar
Non-native. Introduced in
1959. Body has six to nine black horizontal stripes on silvery-white sides. Dorsal fins are distinctly separate, unlike yellow bass, which
are joined at the base. Pelvic fins in large adults, white with anal
fin edged in white. Lower jaw protrudes beyond upper jaw. Generally
two patches of teeth on tongue. 2nd anal spine distinctly shorter than
the 3rd. Tail is slightly forked. Length: 10 to 56 inches. Weight:
1 to over 59 pounds
Location and Habitat
Location and Habitat Found throughout the Colorado River between Lake Powell and the Mexican border and more recently in Lake Pleasant. Prefer open, clear water. Spawn in spring over shallow, rocky areas in a lake or in the fast moving waters below dams.
Found throughout the Colorado River between Lake Powell and the Mexican
border and more recently in Lake Pleasant. Prefer open, clear water.
Spawn in spring over shallow, rocky areas in a lake or in the fast
moving waters below dams.
Opportunistic feeders on dead or live fish, but prefer threadfin shad.
Like white bass and yellow bass, striped bass move and feed in schools.
Stripers can be caught on shad, anchovies, "cut" bait, spoons,
plugs, jigs, crankbaits, and streamer flies.
Where to Fish in
Arizona for stripedbass
Just 30 minutes from Phoenix, this desert gem
is a Bass and Striper fishing hot spot. Loaded with Largemouth Bass,
White Bass, and StripedBass, the constant water fluctuations keep
fish schooled up and easy to find most of the year. This lake is a
good bet for numbers and a lot of action, especially top-water action
for both the casters and the fly-fishermen. This is also a good lake to learn
new techniques, as they change as quickly as the water levels. This is
one of the most exciting places to fish in the Southwest when the Stripers start
boiling bait in the spring and fall. The hookup fishing outfitters and guide
service - Striper action on nationally renowned Lake Pleasant.
Colorado River Northwest
Landing / Grand Wash / Greggs Hideout / Kingman
Wash / Pierce Ferry / South Cove / Temple Bar
Mohave: Colorado River (AZ) / Colorado
River (NV) / Cottonwood
Basin (AZ) / Cottonwood
Cove (NV) / Katherine's Landing / Willow Beach
Havasu : Blackmeadow Lndg. (CA) / Cattail
Cove / Crazy Horse / Havasu
Landing (CA) / Havasu Springs / Main
Marina Area / Site Six / Windsor
Buckskin State Park / La
Paz County Park / Parker Vicinity / A-7 & A-10 / Walters
Camp (CA) / Gilmore's Camp (CA) / Hodge Rock (CA) / Picacho
State Park (CA) / Martinez Lake Marina / Fishers
Landing / Imperial Oasis
/ Laguna Dam & Above / Laguna Dam
White Bass: (Morone chrysops)
Description Non-native. Introduced in 1960. Body silver-white, 4 to 7 dark horizontal lines; Lines below lateral line often faint and broken. Dorsal fins are distinctly separate, unlike the yellow bass, which are joined at the base. 2nd anal spine distinctly shorter than the 3rd. Lower jaw protrudes beyond upper jaw; Generally a single patch of teeth at base of tongue. Length: 8 to19 inches. Weight: 5 ounces to 4 pounds. Location and Habitat Found only in Imperial Reservoir on the Colorado River and Lake Pleasant. Prefer clear, open waters. Spawn in large groups, in April or May, generally over rocky or rip-rap type areas. Food Main diet is threadfin shad. Hungry white bass will often pursue schools of shad, causing the shad to jump and "boil" the surface of the water in their frantic efforts to escape. Angling Effective lures are spinners, spoons, jigs and shad type crank baits. During a feeding frenzy, they will strike practically any shad imitating lure tossed into their midst.