: LAKE MEAD: Anglers are reporting good fishing with early morning and late evening being the best times of day. Live shad can be caught outside of Government Wash. Anglers are catching catfish and striped bass in the Boulder Basin area. One angler reports that most of the stripers are coming from depths of about 70 feet. Government Wash, 33-hole and the Boulder Beach area can be great fishing spots. Fishing from beach or boat are both good. Cut anchovy is generally a good choice for both catfish and striped bass. A Silver Shad or other spinnerbait may trigger bites from largemouth and smallmouth bass.