: LAKE MEAD: Striped bass action has been hit-and-miss. Anglers fishing deep water with jigs have had the best success. There is little surface action, though some anglers have found success with top-water baits. One angler reports that most fish are hanging out in about 50 feet of water. Some anglers have been able to find live shad. There are reports that northern coves are giving up black bass. Catfish will bite on anchovies fished from shore, but it the bite is starting to slow down.