Hinkson Slough is one of a series of fishing/waterfowl ponds on Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area (located in Mason Valley, 7 miles north of Yerington, NV). It has quite a stocking program and trophy trout are raised there with a Hinkson Slough trophy book entry of over 5 lbs. for a Rainbow trout. Blue Gill, Channel Catfish and largemouth bass are also present. The best time to fish Hinkson Slough is mid-February through spring. It is a great place to get away from the blizzardy climes of Tahoe and enjoy a great midge hatch. This body of water can also be combined with a planted bird hunt for a cast and blast experience.