Mountain View Park Pond is a small urban pond in central Yerington. It is located near a senior citizen assisted living complex and is within walking distance of local schools and is popular for fishing when stocked with trout.
Our urban ponds are just starting to shift into summer mode with the coming heat. Some of the warmer ponds will start to see the stocking slow or stop for the season. Wilson Commons, Mitch Park Pond, and the Verdi Ponds all hold some warmwater species that can be fun to target when trout fishing slows. Stocking will continue at some of the cooler ponds including Marilyn’s Pond and Baily Pond. The best method for summer is definitely a salmon egg under a bobber on light line. Many of the ponds have vegetation that takes hold of the bottom making fishing deep a real challenge. Small spinner can also be effective when the water is cool early and late in the day. Fly fishing with small terrestrial dry flies or peacock body nymphs should work well into summer.
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Mountain View Park Pond is about 4 feet deep and covers 1/3 of an acre. It is stocked with rainbow trout from Mason Valley Fish Hatchery that average about 9-inches. Most anglers use bait such as night crawlers, Power Bait, corn, or salmon eggs.