Sunset Park Pond

– Sunset Park Pond is located within Sunset Park in southeastern Las Vegas Valley near McCarran International Airport. Clark County Parks and Recreation Department manages this park, and the pond has provided fishing opportunity for over 20 years. In 2000, the pond was reconstructed to stop water leakage and improve shoreline access. At that time, a new bottom liner and fish habitat structures were installed. Water is supplied from wells and the pond is used as a storage reservoir for park irrigation.

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Region
Southern
County
Clark
Type of water
Community Pond
Fishing Report

Catfish are being hooked on stink baits and night crawlers at sunrise or sunset. Bluegill are taking mealworms and grubs. Spinnerbaits are still fooling bass in the morning hours. The bite for all species is slow.

06-29-2022

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
2355Rainbow9.302-23-20222355
110Channel Catfish25.806-10-2022110
570Channel Catfish16.609-14-2022680
594Channel Catfish16.2510-29-20221274
1190Rainbow trout10.211-07-20223545
1652Rainbow trout10.211-16-20225197

Pertinent Information

Sunset Park Pond is approximately 14 surface acres, with a maximum depth of about 12 feet. The entire shoreline is accessible for angling, although parts of the southwest shoreline may be closed to fishing during remote controlled model boat events. Water quality is good and clarity is high, although minor algae blooms can occur seasonally. The primary fishery consists of rainbow trout and channel catfish, with catchable sizes of both species being stocked seasonally. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and largemouth bass also occur and spawn naturally. Small spinners, Power Bait, salmon eggs, and flies can be effective for rainbow trout. Small jigs or pieces of nightcrawlers are suggested for panfish such as bluegill and redear sunfish. No overnight camping is allowed, but there are improved day use areas with picnic tables, restrooms, and barbecues. There is no fee to access the Sunset Park.