LAKE MEAD — Catfish are taking anchovies in the backs of coves. Stink baits, night crawlers and chicken livers will also catch the fish. Largemouth bass are still a little harder to come by, but fishing should pick up when water temperatures increase. Ghost shad crank baits are rumored to be taking a few fish hanging around drop-offs. In the area of Government Wash, Rat-L-Traps have been producing well for the stripers. Anglers netting shad in the Vegas Wash have been surprised to find tilapia as large as three pounds in their cast nets.