: LAKE MEAD: According to anglers the catch rates this week have been sporadic and dependent on the time of day and wind conditions. Anglers fishing the Las Vegas Bay have caught striper, catfish and largemouth bass. There are reports of one largemouth bass estimated at about seven pounds. While Sassy shads and other shad imitations are catching some fish, live shad are still the proven bait of choice. Those fishing with live shad are finding stripers in 50 to 60 feet of water. Striped bass anglers are also finding success with top-water lures. An angler who fished near the intake tower and Hatchery Cove reported that he had caught both largemouth and smallmouth bass with a drop shot rig and a purple worm.