Family Fishing in the Reno AreaThe Truckee Meadows and immediate vicinity have several small lakes and ponds suitable for fishing with kids. Remember, everyone wetting a line must have a valid fishing license if they are over 12 years old. The exception is Free Fishing Day held every year in late spring.
- Virginia Lake in Virginia Lake Park, Reno.
- Paradise Ponds, Teglia's Paradise Park, Reno.
- Rancho San Rafael Park Pond, Reno.
- Sparks Marina Park Lake in Sparks.
- Marilyn's Pond at Galena Creek Recreation Area, south Reno off the Mt. Rose Highway.
- Davis Creek Pond, Davis Creek Regional Park in Washoe Valley.
- Wilson Common Pond, a mile south of Bower's Mansion off Old Washoe Valley Road.
Free NDOW Fishing ClassesNDOW offers free fishing classes for anglers and wannabes of all ages. All classes require preregistration and are subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions. You must have a valid Nevada fishing license. Visit the NDOW website for information and details about classes in northern Nevada. The info phone number is (775) 688-1559. There are classes in other parts of Nevada as well.
About Nevada Fishing LicensesAn annual Nevada fishing license for those 16 and older is $29. Trout stamps are an additional $10. A junior fishing license (ages 12 through 15) is $13. One-day, short term licenses are $9 and $3 per additional day. Seniors 65 and older, with five years of continuous Nevada residency, are $13. There are numerous other options and a separate fee structure for non-residents. Complete NDOW fishing license information is available online. Here are some additional links to license information and regulations...
Nevada Fishing ReportsThe NDOW Western Nevada Fishing Report has the latest information on angling action in the Reno / Tahoe region.
To see where the action is, check out Nevada Fishing Hot Spots.
Source: Nevada Department of Wildlife.