Wilson Commons Pond

Wilson Common Pond is located in Washoe Valley, 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 trout in 1995 when it opened to the public.


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Type of water
Community Pond
Fishing Report

Fishing will slow considerably at Wilson with the winter and ice. Look for stocking to begin again this spring.


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
502Rainbow Trout9.603-09-2022502
497Rainbow Trout10.103-24-2022999
499Rainbow Trout10.304-04-20221498
496Rainbow Trout9.804-21-20221994
498Rainbow Trout10.105-04-20222492
599Rainbow Trout9.705-25-20223091
518Rainbow Trout8.505-31-20223609
496Rainbow Trout1009-21-20224105
479Rainbow Trout10.310-07-20224584

Pertinent Information

The pond covers approximately one surface acre, is 15 feet deep, and receives water from Franktown Creek. Several habitat structures were placed in the pond to provide fish with escape cover from predatory birds such as cormorants. The fishery is managed for put-and-take 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.