Wilson Common Pond
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Wilson Common Pond was constructed in 1994 and the park is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. The Nevada Department of Wildlife first started stocking the pond with rainbow and bowcutt (rainbow x cutthroat hybrid) trout in 1995, at which time it was opened to the public for fishing.
pond covers approximately one surface acre, is 15 feet deep, and receives water
from Franktown Creek. It is managed as a
put-and-take fishery and fish are stocked and caught quickly by anglers. It is a great place for kids to fish since few
trees interfere with casting. Use bait
such as nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, or Power Bait, or lures such as small
spinners or spoons. Fly-fishing is also
popular. The pond is surrounded by a
large, well-maintained lawn with lots of room for kids to play. It also has an outhouse, tennis and
volleyball courts, and picnic areas.
No boats or float tubes are allowed.
Wilson Common Pond is located in Washoe Valley between Carson City and Reno. The park is approximately 1 mile south of Bower’s Mansion on old 395. Turn east on William Brent Drive. Keep your eyes open … it is easy to miss.