Lyon County waters close for 2004 fishing
By Don Quilici
The Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds and the fishable waters (Hinkson Slough, Bass Pond, Crappie Pond and North Pond) on the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area will all close to 2004 fishing this evening.
• To reach the Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds, drive east on U.S. 50 to Silver Springs. Take Alt. U.S. 95 south toward Yerington. One mile past Wabuska, take Sierra Way, a paved road on your left. Drive east to the cooling ponds, which are owned by Sierra Pacific Power Co.
• To reach Hinkson Slough, Bass Pond, Crappie Pond and North Pond, take the first dirt road on your right, before reaching the Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds parking area. Drive south on that dirt road to the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area Headquarters Building. At the headquarters, there will be a large information board, with a map directing you to the other waters.
For information, call the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) at 688-1500 in Reno or the NDOW Office in Fallon at (775) 423-3171.