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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish and striped bass at Lake Mohave in Nevada.

Lake Mohave, NV

A 67-mile long section of the Colorado River becomes Lake Mohave, behind Davis dam. This 28,800-acre fishery is on the AZ-NV border, at Laughlin.

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Lake Mohave is located in the southeastern part of Nevada, stretching into Arizona. This expansive reservoir, formed by the Davis Dam on the Colorado River, offers anglers a diverse and exciting fishing experience.

Anglers flock to Lake Mohave in pursuit of the popular fish species that inhabit its waters. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found here, providing a challenging and enjoyable fishing experience for bass enthusiasts.

Rainbow trout is another sought-after species in Lake Mohave, especially during the cooler months when they become more active. These trout offer a different angling experience and a chance to reel in some impressive catches.

One of the main draws for anglers to Lake Mohave is its abundance of striped bass. These hard-fighting fish are known for their size and power, making them a thrilling catch for anglers of all skill levels.

Catfish anglers will also find their fair share of action at Lake Mohave, with channel catfish being one of the dominant species. These whiskerfish can grow to impressive sizes and provide anglers with some exciting battles.

For those seeking panfish, Lake Mohave offers opportunities to catch black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill. These panfish species are popular among families and young anglers looking for a fun and rewarding fishing experience.

Fishing enthusiasts can explore over 200 miles of shoreline in search of bass, catfish, crappie, trout, striped bass and sunfish. The rough, rugged terrain surrounding this water wonderland limits access to the shore. There are a dozen or more access points, all stemming off Highway 95. Camping, RV parks, marinas, restaurants and other amenities are located at many of these public areas. Fishing from the bank is available at, or nearby these areas as well. Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina has rental boats, including houseboats, plus a public boat launch ramp. Several primitive launching options are located at various access points for smaller boats, canoes and kayaks.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Mohave

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Striped bass

Lake Mohave Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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The lake's vast expanse makes it ideal for boating, and many anglers enjoy exploring its numerous coves and inlets. Boaters have access to various amenities and facilities to enhance their fishing and recreational experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina
Rentals: Bass boats and pontoon boats
855 918-5253

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Cottonwood Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Cottonwood Cove Road, this is a twelve-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Placer Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Placer Cove Road, this is a natural, earthen launch area with primitive parking.


Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina
10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd
Searchlight, NV 89046
855 918-5253

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Camping is also a popular activity around Lake Mohave, with several campgrounds offering picturesque views of the surrounding landscape and access to prime fishing spots. Whether you're an avid angler or someone looking to relax in the great outdoors, Lake Mohave has something to offer for everyone.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cottonwood Cove RV Park - 702 297-1464

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Lake Mohave NV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mohave
Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina
10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd
Searchlight, NV 89046
702 297-1464


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