Many tourists to Las Vegas are surprised to learn you can go fishing in Las Vegas. But there are several fishing spots near the concrete jungle of the entertainment capital of the world. There are both natural and man-made water bodies around Las Vegas where both locals and tourists can often be found casting and taking in some good catch of striped bass, crappie, and bluegill, among others. Next time you’re in Vegas, take a break from the casinos, get your fishing gear, and visit one of these fishing spots!
Floyd Lamb Park
This is a series of four ponds that get their water from Tule Springs, located in the upper Las Vegas valley. The deepest point is just 15 feet. This is a popular fishing spot. Employees put in 22,000 rainbow trout from January-March and again November-December. Employees put in another 5,000 channel catfish monthly, April-October. They stock the upper pond the most, so it makes the best fishing spot.
Lorenzi Park Pond
Lorenzi Park is 3-acres right in the middle of the city. The deepest part of the pond is only 3 feet. The shoreline is accessible to anglers, and the park is free to access. The main species in this pond is trout.
Sunset Pond Park
This is a 14-acre pond located in the Southeastern Las Vegas valley. The deepest spot is 12 feet. The entire shoreline is open for angling, but only during park hours. It features Rainbow Trout, which is stocked weekly November-March, and Channel catfish, stocked monthly April-October.
Located 30 miles east of Las Vegas is one of the largest man-made water reservoirs in the US. Lake Mead is 112 miles long and has 550 miles of shoreline when at full capacity. The diverse landscape of the lake offers different habitats for different species. There are deep channels, steep drop-offs, rocky shorelines, and gentle sloping points providing habitat for crappie, bluegill, rainbow trout, channel catfish, small and largemouth bass. Tourists will find access sites, boat ramps and parks from which to do shoreline angling or launch a boat. A fishing trip to this area can be organized to include other attractions in the area including hiking trails and campgrounds.
Remember to buy a Nevada fishing license from the Nevada Wildlife department before going out fishing. The department also offers a free fishing guides with useful information on seasons, regulations and limits.