Updated: Jan 12
Here is an adventurous place to fish! Lake Mead, NV. is the largest reservoir in terms of volume capacity in the United States. It was created artificially in 1938 by the completion of the Hoover Dam which now cuts-off the Colorado River. At full capacity the lake contains 26.12 million acre feet (32,220,000 ML) of water which now cover up old settlements including the well-known St. Thomas, an early Mormon settlement from 1865.
Due to the long-lasting drought in the West the lake is at only 38% capacity exposing the ruins of St. Thomas which used to rest 60 ft. under water. Building structures including schools, businesses, and artifacts including old bottles are visible making for a very interesting adventure!
Game fish in Lake Mead include striped bass, large- and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, green sunfish, and black crappie. Other species include Rainbow trout and Bullhead Catfish. Lake Mead has a 4.5 star Google review by visitors.
Have you ever fished this lake? Please share your experiences in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you! And always remember, Fish Your Style!