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Old 06-12-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Default Fishing in Vegas and Lake Mead

The boys want to go fishing so I went to Walmart and got some poles and some tackle. Only trouble is I don't really know where to go. I've never fished much.

We did try Floyd lamb park that place is packed with people and we caught no fish. I was thinking willow Beach but not sure if that's the place to go.

I don't know where or even when to go fishing. It's for the young boys so I'm not fishing for stryper out of a bass boat or anything. Just from the shore. Some small sunfish would be fine.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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that sounds like a fun afternoon. I 2 would like suggestions
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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NOT a fisherman but i dont think there are sunfish out there.....BASS, CARP and below the damn Trout...I may well be wrong tho....


An PLANKED CARP can not be beat......

put the Carp on a board[plank] cook over an open fire.....throw thcarp away and eat the plank
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Willow Beach is good for trout and Stripped Bass, and you can fish from the shore. Just be careful ...you don't want your kid falling in that river, nor do you want a snakebite. Why I prefer to rent a boat.

Crappies used to be found mostly up around Overton Landing, but I don't know anymore. You can rent a small boat at some of the marinas. Stripped Bass move around so much in schools that people fish for them from boats mostly. They watch for the "broil" on the water which shows where they are feeding on Chad, so take a pair of binocs. Some people say to watch for the seagulls diving on the same spot. It only lasts a few minutes and then you start looking for more. But you can fish for them from shore in the coves. Normally you just have to be at the right cove at the right time, mostly early in the morning as the sun comes up.

I always thought that was too much trouble, so I prefer trout fishing. There is a hatchery near Willow Beach and they release trout there, so for some place to go that's not too far away, that's the best.

You can also go north to various small lakes. It's fun to camp in a tent over a weekend at many State Parks and have fresh trout for breakfast. About the closest is Beaver Dam Reservoir near Caliente. I prefer Cave Lake, near Ely; and near Pioche, is Eagle Valley Res., and Echo Canyon Res.

The biggest "trouts" I've ever caught were at Sunnyside, aka: Wayne Kirch Wildlife Management Area, and about three other akas as there are three (or is it four) lakes there. FisherDad: Cold Springs Reservoir - Wayne Kirch Wildlife Management Area - Sunnyside, NV

After fishing at either Willow Beach, or Sunnyside, you can go sit in a natural hot springs in cool weather.

Here's a site that will tell you everything you need to know. NDOW - Nevada Department of Wildlife

And I recommend ordering this booklet from them. I have a copy and it's very good info: NDOW - Licenses & Laws - Fishing Regulations
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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By the way, take me with you.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Panguitch Lake in Southern Utah. Rent a row boat. Go midweek and your guaranteed to be all alone on a tranquil and placid lake. Trout are stocked and plentiful. Enjoy!

LINK: http://www.panguitchlake.com/

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Utah fishing

Yep on Panquitch, and in many cases it is closer to go to Utah, too. There are several nice lakes in Southern Utah. You need to stop in St. George or Cedar City for an out of state fishing license. Used to have one day and three day licenses. I've caught a lot of fish at Enterprise, but have never fished Panquitch. I love Navajo Lake, but can't go there due to the altitude. Although I've always enjoyed it there, I never caught one fish, and I prefer to go catching rather than fishing. My 7 year old granddaughter catches fish at Duck Creek. I've been told that Yankee Meadow is a good fishing hole too.


Scenic Southern Utah: Outdoor Activities: Fishing (http://www.scenicsouthernutah.com/outdoor_activities/fishing.shtml - broken link)
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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quality info guys!!!

Already got some poles and myself some licenses. Keep the suggestions coming.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Green Valley
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Great post. Nice to see some new stuff on here. I too am interested in taking my 8 yr old boy fishing. Funny I sportfished for a living in Costa Rica for 12 years but have no clue where to get started in freshwater.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:04 AM
 
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Panguitch Lake in Southern Utah. Rent a row boat. Go midweek and your guaranteed to be all alone on a tranquil and placid lake. Trout are stocked and plentiful. Enjoy!

LINK: Panguitch Lake Utah Fishing

I love to fish in that area but my perfered spots is Pine Lake and Topic. For local day fish. I like Ice Box Cove and Aztec Cove off the lower Colorado river.
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