Kids' free fishing day set for Saturday at Sparks Marina

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) Lakes across Nevada will be busy Saturday, as fishing will be allowed on all public waterways without a license or trout stamp.

In Sparks, it will be "kids free fishing day," where from 7 a.m. to noon there will be a special netted-off area where kids will have a better chance of a catch.

This is possible because the Nevada Department of WIldlife annually stocks the lake with 25,000 trout, something spokesman Chris Healy says is necessary given the conditions.

“The trout don’t reproduce at all in the Sparks Marina," says Healy. "They need cool water in streams and none of that exists there.”

Before going to fish at the marina, there are important restrictions to know.

“In an urban pond situation like this the limit is three," Healy mentioned. "If you want to catch them and eat them that’s fine just abide by the law.”