■ LAKE MEAD — The one consistent report from locations across the lake is that live bait has proven to be more productive than imitations for taking striped bass. Live threadfin or gizzard shad are best, but anchovies are a good substitute. Anglers on the water have marked fish pretty deep. If netting shad, remember that your cast net can have a radius no larger than 4 feet. Crank baits fished around rocky points or shallow grass beds have been catching largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Recent rainstorms have greenery popping up across much of Southern Nevada, and that should provide a nourishing boost to the area’s quail, chukar and rabbit populations. The rains probably came a little late for hunters hoping to put a few of those critters on the dinner table this hunting season.
I don’t check email often since my inbox usually is filled with stuff from Nigerian princes (that scam still works?) and bad jokes that Eric forwards to me. I really should block him.
UNLV’s defensive line struggled badly last football season and has been a liability for several years.
The Las Vegas Bowl has a new sponsor and a new name for at least the next three years: the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America’s Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.