HomeblogsJohn Murray – Lake Mead Still Rising Anyway, itâ€™s Tuesday and I just got back from Lake Mead; thatâ€™s a whole lotta lake right now! The lake has come up another twelve feet from the U.S. Open; and I hear it is going to come up another 30 to 40 feet possibly. So it is just a carpet of salt cedar, shredded cover and tules. We were probably catching 40 to 50 fish a day; not a lot of keepers but we wound up with 19 some pounds and 10th place out of 110 boats. I needed that big kicker, just never got it. Caught most of them on River2Sea Rovers and Hi-Dep 65 crankbaits. It was pretty much a reaction bite for us. When you found them, you found a whole lot, there was a lot of dead water in the lake, but when you got into the schools you caught a bunch fish out of one area. So, fishing is good at Mead; I mean it is going to get better. Congratulations to Ray Hawk and Mark White for winning that tournament; they are two great fishermen and couldnâ€™t deserve it more. Anyway, I am back in Phoenix; fishing tournaments in Roosevelt and Pleasant. Going to be doing a lot of guide trips too, so if anybody is looking for a guide trip get a hold of The Hook Up and Iâ€™ll be able, be happy to get you out on Lake Pleasant or Lake Roosevelt or any of our local lakes and catch some good fish! Other than that I am just enjoying Arizona weather, drying out and ready to get fishing some of the local lakes.