There are many park ponds in our area. These are regularly stocked with rainbow trout and occasionally other species, including bass, bluegill, carp and catfish. These are all put and take fisheries! As these ponds are in developed public parks, they typically sport picnic areas, restrooms, and fishing locations with accessibility in mind. They generally do not require payment of a day-use fee.
Baily Pond at Fuji Park is located off of Clear Creek Road in Carson City. Stocked with rainbow trout and various warm water species.
Davis Creek Pond is a 2.5 acre pond created by enhancing what was a natural, shallow bottom pond on Davis Creek. It is situated in a wooded area of the Davis Creek Regional Park in Washoe Valley. Stocked with rainbows.
Idlewild Pond at Idlewild Park in Reno. This urban pond is stocked with rainbows and various warm water species.
Liberty Pond, in Fallon off of Veterans Memorial Highway (US 95), offers rainbow trout and various warm water species.
Marilyn's Pond at Galena Creek Regional Park located on Mountain Rose Highway (NV 391). Stocked with rainbow trout.
Mitch Pond at Mitch Park is located on Topaz Lane in Gardnerville Ranchos. Stocked with rainbow trout and various warm water species.
Mountain View Pond at Martin Slough Open Space park in Gardnerville.
Mountain View Pond at Mountain View Park in Yerington.
Seaman Pond at Seaman Ranch Park, located on Buckeye Road in Minden. Stocked with rainbow trout as well as various warm water species.
Spark's Marina Lake at Sparks Marina Park, located on Howard Drive in Sparks, is a 77 acre reservoir. It is stocked with rainbow trout as well as various warm water species.
Verdi Pond in Crystal Peak Park in Verdi. Stocked with Lahontan cutthroat trout!
Virginia Lake in Virginia Lake Park in Reno. Stocked with rainbow trout.
Rancho San Rafael Pond in the Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. Stocked with rainbow trout.
Wilson Commons Pond at Wilson Commons Park is located in the Washoe Valley.
NDOW volunteers, including some HSFC members, helping those with special needs catch a few at Baily Pond in Carson City.
Aside for being great places to catch and, if you like, take a fish; the ponds are good places to practice casting.
Nevada generally requires purchase of a license to fish (unless under 12 years old). Ponds typically have special fishing regulations that restrict fishing days and hours and take limits. Fisher beware!
You might hear or learn about various other ponds in area. Many of these are private ponds and hence require permission to access and fish.
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