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Fish America: Lake Mead

October 26, 2010

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This past Tuesday I had the privilege of fishing with Captain John Moehlenbrock on Lake Mead just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.It was good to escape the dizzying lights of the strip for sunrise surface action to breaking striped bass on the enormous reservoir.John grew up in Minnesota, but had since become “a desert cat,” by his own admission. “Some people say it’s a lot of nothing, but some people, I’ll take them out here and they’ll say it’s the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen,” John said. “And at times it is.”

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