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Nevada is home to more than 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers, which provide nearly 400,000 surface acres of sport fishing opportunity. Fishing licenses are available for a day or a full year of fun and exploration.

Check out our new FishNV tool

Did you know that NDOW staff has built a tool to help anglers like you get to know Nevada waters and the species living in them? Check out our new interactive FishNV tool.


Be sure you don’t miss a thing! From application deadlines to season dates, this calendar helps hunters stay on top of the action.

Where do I start?

All you need to fish Nevada waters is a pole and a license. Buy your annual or single day license today to get out and explore beautiful parts of the state.


Learn more about fishing in Nevada and how to plan out your trip whether you are new or an experienced angler.


People of all ages are allowed to head out to the waters to catch a fish but anyone 12 years of age or older is required to have a fishing license in their possession while in the field.

License Costs

Licenses can be purchased online any time of year to head out and fish. License fees are listed below.

Resident Fishing Fees
Adult fishing – 18 & older$40
Youth combination 12-17$15
1-day permit – 18 & older$9
Consecutive Day$3

Non-Resident Fishing Fees
Adult fishing – 18 & older$80
Youth combination 12-17$15
1-day permit – 18 & older$18
Consecutive Day$7
*Prices do not include nominal processing fee

Fishing Limits & Seasons

Find the most recent fishing limits and seasons in your area.

Explore Where to Fish

Fishing Nevada waters is a great pastime with many unique spots across the state. In this interactive map, you can look through the species found in Nevada and see which bodies of water they reside in.

Accessible Fishing in Nevada

Nevada offers many ways to get out and fish including many urban ponds and other bodies of water that have ADA-accessible options. Explore different options below.

Body of WaterLocationFacilityManaging Authority
Sparks MarinaSparksOne fishing pier at the southwest end of the lakeCity of Sparks
Paradise PondSparksTwo concrete fishing platforms on the east side of the north pondCity of Sparks
Virginia LakeRenoOne fishing pier on the east sideCity of Reno
Marilyn’s PondGalena Regional Park, RenoOne fishing pierWashoe County
Verdi Pond at Crystal Peak ParkVerdiThree accessible ramps and piersWashoe County
Mitch Park PondGardnervilleOne concrete fishing platformGardnerville Ranchos
Baily Fishing PondCarson CityOne fishing pierCarson City
Hinkson Slough, Bass Pond, North PondMason Valley WMA, YeringtonGood access along the front dikesNDOW
North PondMason Valley WMA, YeringtonOne ADA accessible boat rampNDOW
Body of WaterLocationFacilityManaging Authority
Cave LakeElyADA pier and parkingNevada State Parks
Eagle Valley ReservoirPiocheAccessible fishing pier and boat rampNevada State Parks
Body of WaterLocationFacilityManaging Authority
Veterans Park Fishing PondBoulder CityAccessible fishing around the pond via paved pathBoulder City
Sunset Park PondLas VegasAccessible fishing around the pond via paved pathClarck County
Lorenzi Park PondLas VegasAccessible fishing around the pond via paved pathCity of Las Vegas
Floyd Lamb Park PondsLas VegasPaved and hard dirt paths around ponds provide accessCity of Las Vegas
Lake MeadAllAccess varies with lake level. Contact NPS at 702-293-8990National Park Service
Lake MohaveCottonwood Cove marinaADA accessible boat docks, fish cleaning stations, and restroomsNational Park Service