The fishing and boating season on Lake Mead is great. This is good news for both fishing and recreational boating. Striper fishing is fantastic and Bass fishing has just beginning. Families are ready to enjoy another great season on Lake Mead. Echo Bay launch ramp is open and still the place to launch a boat on the north end of Lake Mead. There is a nice swimming area for families wanting to play and splash in the water. The North Shore Inn at Lake Mead is the closest hotel with great boat parking including hook ups for those that need them.