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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Type of water
Community Pond
Fishing Report

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has finished its seasonal trout plants for the year. Local waters will slowly warm over the coming weeks, and action for warmwater species should improve. Catfish and bass have been seen swimming deep in local ponds but not chasing worms. Night crawlers and mealworms are great go-to baits when fishing with family or friends at the ponds.


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1045Rainbow trout10.601-11-20231045
998Rainbow Trout1101-18-20232043
1829Rainbow Trout9.901-30-20233872
1215Rainbow Trout10.102-07-20235087
1892Rainbow Trout9.503-06-20236979
3500Rainbow Trout8.503-16-202310479

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.