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

Anglers are catching catfish with night crawlers and stink bait. Bluegill are hitting mealworms and red worms at the community ponds. There have been a few trout caught in the early mornings before they look for cooler water in the depths during the warm afternoons. Rainbows are chasing Rooster Tails and PowerBait fished off the bottom.

Sunset Park Pond Angler Information Guide

05-01-2024

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
544Channel Catfish 16.105-28-20242084
616Channel Catfish 16.404-24-20241540
3500Rainbow Trout 8.603-20-202431981
1320Rainbow Trout10.102-28-202428481
1302Rainbow Trout9.702-15-202427161
1355Rainbow Trout 9.602-07-202425859
2470Rainbow Trout9.901-24-202424504
1505Rainbow Trout 9.401-09-202422034
1382Rainbow Trout9.501-04-202422529
2158Rainbow Trout9.112-18-202321147
1473Rainbow Trout9.312-13-202318989
1553Rainbow Trout9.012-05-202317516
910Rainbow Trout 11.111-29-202315963
1606Rainbow Trout 9.511-20-202315053
374Rainbow Trout9.411-14-202313447
1169Rainbow Trout9.111-14-202313073
1425Rainbow Trout9.611-06-202311904
924Channel Catfish15.605-31-2023924
3500Rainbow Trout8.503-16-202310479
1892Rainbow Trout9.503-06-20236979
1215Rainbow Trout10.102-07-20235087
1829Rainbow Trout9.901-30-20233872
998Rainbow Trout1101-18-20232043
1045Rainbow trout10.601-11-20231045

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.