: LAKE MEAD: Bass sightings are increasing, but the fish are not being fooled and most are not yet taking the bait. The largemouth and smallmouth are moving up into the shallows. Within the next week or two the fish should begin making nests and stand ready to protect them. Crankbaits, drop shot rigs and crawdad patterns fished on jigs may all be worth a try. Striper reports have been light but with the new moon on March 20, fishing should improve for those fishing at night under lights.