Davis Creek Park Pond
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Davis Creek Park Pond was originally used by the Winter’s Ranch to harvest ice for use in summer. It now sits within the Davis Creek Regional Park, run by the Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. Nevada Department of Wildlife first stocked largemouth bass in the early 1980’s, but trout have been stocked continually since 1991.
Davis Creek Park Pond is a natural shallow lake that has been enhanced over the years to its current size of 2.5 acres and a depth of 15 feet. Fed by Davis Creek that flows intermittently and a ditch that brings water from Ophir Creek, Davis Creek Park Pond usually remains full. The pond is managed as a put-and-take fishery and trout are generally caught shortly after being planted. Use small worms or Power Bait and small spinners or spoons. Fly-fishing is also popular. Davis Creek Regional Park is a beautiful, wooded area located in Washoe Valley between Reno and Carson City. It offers day-use, picnic areas, restrooms, and Davis Creek Campground is within walking distance.
Biologist Forecast for 2013
Fishing is best in the morning and evening when water temperatures are a bit cooler. The more recently the pond has been stocked, the better the fishing is since the pond is a favorite spot to fish by many. Based on last winter’s snow pack, the water level should be low by late summer.
Davis Creek Park is located in Washoe Valley between Reno and Carson City. From US 395, exit onto old 395, the park is approximately one mile north of Bower’s Mansion.