Floyd Lamb Park

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History

Floyd Lamb Park Pond is located within Floyd Lamb Park in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. Frequently referred to as Tule Springs or Tule Springs Pond, this stocked fishing pond is one of a series of four ponds used for landscaping and irrigation. These ponds are constructed on the site of a historic pond and marsh complex that was used by Native Americans for thousands of years before the recent settlement of southern Nevada. The Tule Springs area was used, beginning in the 1930s, as a private guest ranch before being acquired as a public park. The ponds are supplied by a combination of wells and artesian spring flows and serve as an island of habitat for other wildlife species.

Pertinent Information

Only the largest, uppermost pond is stocked with fish, although, during high water levels, a few game fish may move into the middle series of ponds below. The entire shoreline of the upper pond is accessible for fishing except along parts of the west side where there is dense vegetation. The upper pond is approximately 5 acres and has a maximum depth of about 15 feet. Water quality is generally good with spring flows helping to keep summer temperatures down compared to other urban ponds in the valley. The primary game fish are rainbow trout and channel catfish that are stocked seasonally. Other species include bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, crappie, and largemouth bass. These species are not regularly stocked, but fish habitat placed in the pond provides cover for reproduction and recruitment. This pond has produced several trophy fish, including a 20 lb, 28.5 inch channel catfish in 1996, a 1 lb, 10.75 inch redear sunfish in 1997, a 10 lb 2 oz largemouth bass in 2011, and, at one time, a state record green sunfish measuring 12.5 inches and weighing 1 lb 6 oz. Small spinners, still baits such as Power Bait and salmon eggs, and fly-fishing are effective for rainbow trout. No overnight camping is allowed at Floyd Lamb Park. Improved day use areas with shade shelters, picnic tables and barbecues are available on a first-come first-served basis. Group use areas are available through reservation with the park.

Stocking

Floyd Lamb Park is stocked twice monthly with about 22,000 rainbow trout from January until March and November and December, and with nearly 5,000 channel catfish monthly from April through October. Water temperatures and other conditions can change this stocking schedule without notice. Updated stocking schedules are available from the Lake Mead Hatchery hotline at (702) 486-6738.

Regulations

Season is open year around. Hours are when the park is open to public use. Limit is 3 game fish.

Boating Regulations

Boats and other flotation devices, including float tubes, are prohibited on Floyd Lamb Park.

Access

To reach Floyd Lamb Park, take the US 95 freeway north to Durango Drive and exit right (east). Follow the brown signs to the park entrance, approximately 2 miles. The pond is located on the main park access road in the northwest part of the park. Ample parking is available at the west end of the fishing pond.


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Channel Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie

  • Regions

  • Southern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Clark