: LAKE MEAD: Government Wash has seen everything from threadfin shad to smallmouth bass. Live shad are generally the most productive striper bait, but anchovies have been catching the fish throughout the lake. During the recent Striper Club tournament competitors had good success off of Boulder Beach and outside of Echo Bay. The Callville Bay area has been good for largemouth and smallmouth bass using silver and chartreuse plastic worms or creature baits. The wiggly action caught their attention.