Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 | 1 a.m.
* LAKE MEAD -- Striped bass fishing took a nosedive last week and anglers are now struggling to catch one or two fish. A few stripers have been caught in Government Wash and by trolling in the Muddy River area. Otherwise, fishing has been awful. Largemouth bass fishing has also slowed as the fish appear to be moving to deep water. Channel catfish continue to be caught at night in coves.
* LAKE MOHAVE -- Fishing has been good for striped bass at Cottonwood Cove and for rainbow trout at Willow Beach. On Saturday a boater reeled in a striper weighing 3 1/2 pounds. The fish was caught while trolling a homemade lure across the lake from Cottonwood Cove.