“I had an opportunity to speak with a parent whose child uses a wheelchair. He told me it was his son’s first time ever being on a boat ride. Big Smile!! That’s why I volunteer for C.A.S.T..” – Shore Volunteer, Lake Mead, NV



This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the  sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Event Location

Lake Mead
Boulder City, Nevada (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinators
Jim Behnken

Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment


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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Striper Club, Nevada Bass Anglers, Nevada Bass Federation Nation, Knights of Columbus, LV Boat Harbor, World Famous Coffee Cup Cafe, US Foods, Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino, Trophies of Las Vegas, City of Las Vegas, St. Junes Ranch, Blind Center of NV., Flambeau, Lews, Cadence fishing, Give me a break coffee, MDA

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2017 Event Recap

On Saturday, October 21, Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region hosted its 19th annual C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing event at Hemenway Harbor at Lake Mead, Nevada. At the event, 28 children with special needs were provided with the opportunity to reel in a good time as they joined enthusiastic local volunteers for a morning of fishing and fun.

“Reclamation is proud to be a part of the national Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids program that provides children with physical and developmental disabilities, ages 5 to 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing,” said David Palumbo, Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner of Operations. “We are indeed fortunate to have a fine recreation area like Lake Mead so close to Las Vegas in this arid desert for fishing, boating and other water sports.”

Assisting with this year’s C.A.S.T. event were more than 90 volunteer staff from Reclamation and other federal, state and local organizations who served as fishing coaches and offered assistance to the novice anglers. Participating anglers were celebrated with an awards ceremony followed by a complimentary lunch provided by event sponsors; Lake Mead Marina, U.S. Foods, the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino and Outwest Meat Company