Paradise Pond

In 1958, the late Roger Teglia purchased the gravel pit that was to become Paradise Park Ponds. Rainbow trout were successfully reared there and then sold to anglers. In 1964, the ponds and adjacent property were sold to the City of Reno; it is run by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department. The Nevada Department of Wildlife has stocked the ponds since 1965 primarily with rainbow trout. Between 1997 and 1998, the north and south ponds were deepened and sealed, and an aeration system was installed to keep the pond oxygenated.

 

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Region
Western
County
Washoe
Type of water
Community Pond
Fishing Report

Fishing has been fair at the ponds. The last trout stocking occurred in June but many fish can carryover into fall and winter. Crawlers off the bottom here can produce a multitude of cold and warm water species. Look for stocking to pick back up in the spring.

 

Paradise Pond Angler Guide Information 

11-22-2023

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1000Channel Catfish4-605-23-20241000
984Rainbow Trout9.603-22-20243506
508Rainbow Trout9.510-10-20232522
507Rainbow Trout9.209-27-20232014
501Rainbow Trout10.205-15-20231507
1006Rainbow Trout9.803-24-20231006

Pertinent Information

The Paradise Pond complex consists of two large ponds and two small ponds that accumulate about 24 surface acres. The larger ponds are about 18 feet deep and have numerous boulder structures that enhance fish habitat. These two ponds are the ones stocked with rainbow and brown trout, bluegill, and channel catfish. Bait fishing for trout with nightcrawlers or Power Bait is best, but throwing small spinners or spoons also produces fish. On occasion, large channel catfish have been caught. Accessible fishing piers are found at the north and south ponds.