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    Wilson Common, NV

    Are you looking for an outdoor adventure not to far from home? Then be sure to visit Wilson Common for some great shore fishing fun.

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    Wilson Common
    Washoe County

    Wilson Common is a relatively new park, which was constructed in 1994. The Nevada Division of Wildlife first started stocking the pond in 1995, at which time it was opened to the public for fishing. Rainbow trout and bowcutts (rainbow x cutthroat hybrid) have been introduced into the pond.

    Wilson Common, Nevada

    Season is open year round unless ice is present on pond, there is no ice fishing allowed at Wilson Commons (or any Washoe County Park). Fishing is permitted from 8 am till sunset or posted hours. Anyone caught fishing from after sunset till 8 am is in violation of Washoe County Parks regulations and may be cited for illegal fishing and trespassing. Night fishing is NOT ALLOWED in any Washoe County Park after posted hours. Limit is 5 trout.

    Boating Regulations
    No boats or float tubes are allowed.

    Fish Species

    • Rainbow Trout
    • Rainbow x Cutthroat

    No Camping, however; The pond is surrounded by a large, well-maintained lawn with lots of room for kids to play. It also has tennis and volleyball courts and picnic areas. It's a great place for kids to fish since there are few trees in which to tangle lines.

    Advice and Tips
    Fishing is best in the mornings and evenings when water temps are cooler. Also, the more recently it was stocked, the better the fishing will be. The pond is expected to be weedy by late summer, making for difficult fishing.

    Getting Here
    FROM RENO — Travel south 1 mile past Bower's Mansion on old 395. Turn east on William Brent Drive and you will see the park to your left shortly after turning.

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