Park Ponds

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.

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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