Fishing in the Desert?
Yes, believe it or not, Las Vegas has a number of fishing opportunities right in the city. Las Vegas is home to three Urban Fishing ponds; Sunset Park, Lorenzi Park and Floyd Lamb. The best of the three, and really the only one worth going to in my opinion, has to be Floyd Lamb Park.
Floyd Lambs Ponds are located in the northwest part of Las Vegas. The park has four public fishing ponds, one of which is stocked throughout the year.
Map of Floyd Lamb’s Ponds
What kind of fish can you catch at Floyd Lamb?
Only the largest pond, Tule Springs Lake, is stocked by NDOW, but all four ponds do have fish. During levels of high water fish can make it into the other ponds, and there are fish that naturally reproduce in all of the ponds — not to mention the fishermen who transfer fish back and forth between the ponds.
Floyd Lamb has a number of different species including bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, crappie, carp, and largemouth bass. It’s also seasonally stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish.
Bass Fishing at Floyd Lamb
Fly Fishing for Bluegills and Small Bass out at Tule Springs
Carp and Catfish Fishing at Floyd Lamb
$6 for a day pass
$50 for an annual pass
Summer months (May-August) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter months (September-April) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.