: LAKE MEAD: It appears the saying is all wrong, as the early bird catches the fish. Anglers are reporting prime fishing time between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 am. The heat of the desert sun pushes the stripers to deeper water and anglers off the water. Vegas Wash has produced good results for those netting shad. Striper boils have been found in coves across the lake, although the majority of the fish caught are about a pound or less. Shoreline anglers are having increased success this week as the largemouth and smallmouth bass are hanging in the shallower water near shore. Those in the areas of Boulder Harbor and Echo Bay are reeling them in using various lures, including crankbaits and plastics. For nighttime anglers, increased fishing opportunity should come during the new moon on Saturday. Try fishing under a light or use a submersible light.