|Day 1 - When I was probably among the chip leaders for about 20 minutes|
1) I would have to be a total a-hole to hot-spot somebodies carp-hole ...BUT... I will say there is at least one body of water in the Vegas metro area with a very healthy and accessible population of carp.
2) Don't forget to set your alarm. It is critical that you get your fishing done during business hours. There are allot of people in Vegas who like to fish and not many fishing holes.
3) Don't forget your fishing license. There are at least two game wardens in Vegas and not many quota holes.
4) Don't forget your bread flies and / or egg patterns. There are allot of people in Vegas who like to feed the ducks and not many duck holes.
5) Don't forget your patience. Between the heavy pressure and wonder-bread diet these carp are TOUGH! And yes, I did rather lamely run out of hole references.
6) If nearly domesticated but also paranoid carp are not your speed make the time to get to Lake Mead instead.
Now, concerning item 6. I did not have time to take a shot at Lake Mead with my fly rod on this trip. I did visit the Hoover Dam with my wife Thursday morning and we even took a helicopter ride above it. I highly recommend it. Not only is the Hoover Dam a marvel of early 20th century engineering but there were hundreds if not thousands of 20lb class carp clooping in the scum-lines behind the dam. Since the TSA, FBI, CIA or SEC (Somebody Equally Scary) would probably eliminate you from the gene pool on the spot the second you pulled out a fly-rod on top of the dam there is absolutely nothing you can do about these carp but it was a gas to watch.