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Nevada fishing report, Aug. 28, 2014

LAKE MEAD — Fishing has been tough for the past week or so. While anglers have been catching fish, no one area is producing on a consistent basis. Those who are starting before sunrise are having the most success with stripers and black bass. Lures have worked well for the stripers and imitation baits are enticing the black bass. Catfish are biting for anglers staying out later in the morning. The fish are taking anchovies and even lures.

Vegas needs to avoid NHL betting blackout

The NHL commissioner is showing a liking for Las Vegas, so that’s a start. Gary Bettman is planning to expand the 30-team league, and Seattle, Portland, Ore., Kansas City and Quebec City are on his short list. But he’s definitely ready to bring ice to the desert, according to a report from the Vancouver Province.

Why the UNLV-Arizona game is important

UNLV enters Friday’s 7:30 p.m. football game at Arizona as a 24-point underdog, so it would be easy to dismiss the Rebels’ season opener as a sure loss. But even if the Rebels lose as expected, if they can at least be competitive, this game could be one to build upon.