Outdoor Briefs


NDOW schedules family fishing clinic

The Nevada Department of Wildlife will have a free family fishing clinic Nov. 20 at Floyd Lamb Park, which is located off of Durango Drive and U.S. 95 in the northwest corner of Las Vegas Valley.

This clinic is open to people of all ages.

NDOW volunteers will teach participants such fishing basics as how to choose baits and lures, casting techniques and knot tying.

Class will begin at 9 a.m. at the Tule Pond. Space is limited, so registration is required to participate.

A Nevada fishing license is also required for participants who are 12 years of age and older.

For more information contact Ivy Santee at 486-5127, Ext. 3503. Registration starts Monday.


Trout plants on tap for Southern Nevada

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has set Tuesday as the starting date for its annual trout stocking program in the Las Vegas area. NDOW generally begins its trout stocking activity when area water temperatures drop below 60 degrees.

On tap to receive the first plants are the valley's urban ponds, popular fisheries located at Floyd Lamb, Lorenzi and Sunset parks in the Las Vegas Valley and at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City.

Lake Mohave also will receive its first trout plants at Placer and Powerline coves. Mesquite's Hafen Park will receive fish at a later date.

NDOW stocking plans call for trout plants to resume at Lake Mead on Nov. 16.

Lake Mead will be stocked every Tuesday afternoon through Dec. 28, and then every Friday beginning Jan. 7 and running through about March 25. Plant locations will be Hemenway and Crawdad Cove until January when Boulder Harbor will be added to the list if the water level and temperature permits.

At Lake Mohave, trout plants will take place at Placer and Powerline coves through December.

Thereafter, Aztec Wash will replace Powerline Cove on the schedule. Additional plants will be made at lakes Mead and Mohave on the afternoons of Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15, and Mar. 1.

As a rule, NDOW will stock the urban ponds each Tuesday, though there will be a few exceptions.

Since quagga mussels were discovered in the Colorado River system and the Lake Mead Hatchery in early 2007, NDOW has been bringing trout for the urban fisheries from the agency's Mason Valley Hatchery near Yerington.

That means the actual dates and times of each trout plant will be dependent on road conditions and travel time between Mason Valley and Las Vegas.