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Guide To Spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in NV.

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Nevada offers fantastic bass fishing opportunities, attracting anglers from near and far. The state is home to three primary species of bass: largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.

Largemouth bass can be found in many of Nevada's lakes and reservoirs, and they are known for their size and aggressive nature. Popular bass fishing spots include Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. The best time to target largemouth bass is during the warmer months when they become more active and move closer to the shallows to feed.

Smallmouth bass are another sought-after species in Nevada. They are typically found in clear, rocky streams and rivers, offering anglers a unique fishing experience. The Sparks Marina and the Truckee River are popular destinations for smallmouth bass fishing. The best time to catch them is in the spring and fall when they are more active and responsive to various lures and baits.

Spotted bass, while less abundant than largemouth and smallmouth, can still be found in some of Nevada's reservoirs and lakes. Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are known for having populations of spotted bass. They are similar in behavior to largemouth bass and offer an exciting challenge for anglers.

Bass fishing in Nevada is a year-round activity, with the best seasons varying depending on the specific species and the location. Spring and fall are generally considered prime times for bass fishing, as the water temperatures are comfortable, and the bass are more active. However, dedicated anglers can find success throughout the year with proper techniques and knowledge of the local waters.

Bass Lakes In Nevada

Lake Mead, Nevada

Bass can be found in most of the southern waters in Nevada and throughout the Colorado River system of lakes. The major lakes in NV with healthy populations of bass include Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Ruby Lake, Rye Patch Reservoir, Topaz Lake, South Fork Reservoir and Wild Horse Reservoir.

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Bass In Nevada

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 12 lbs 0 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 11 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 6 oz

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Nevada

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

Nevada State Record Bass

The state record largemouth bass was caught from Lake Mead.

The state record smallmouth bass came from South Fork Reservoir.

The state record spotted bass was caught out of Helms Lake at Sparks Marina.

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Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Nevada.

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