Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
Grassy Pond is one of Stoney Creek's smallest fishing ponds with a surface area of 1.7 acres. It is relatively shallow, getting almost overrun with weeds and other aquatic plants during the early summer. These weeds die off in late summer or early fall. When the weeds are in abundance one has to use either top water lures or a totally weedless artificial sub-surface lure.
While this may sound daunting, Grassy Pond is home to a good population of some very nice, and sometimes quite large, Bass as well as having an abundant population of large Bluegills.
Access to Grassy Pond: The best and easiest way to access Grassy Pond is from the rear of the Lake Monocan Clubhouse where there is a road-path near the driving circle that leads down to the pond. Approximately half of this pond is easily accessed. From the road-path you can fish both to the right along the dam, or to the left side of the pond until you run into a heavily-wooded area. The right side of the pond (where there is no easement) are the backyards of private residences where the permission of the property owners is needed.
There are twelve fishable ponds or small lakes located within Wintergreen's Stoney Creek.*
These ponds and lakes are the property of the Wintergreen Property Owners Association. They can be fished by property owners and their accompanied guests using the designated WPOA easements. Some ponds are more easily accessible than others. (See map here for location of all of the ponds.)
Guidelines for those fishing the ponds include being considerate of homeowners' landscaping, staying off private docks, and not leaving litter. In short, be a good neighbor.
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* Three ponds in Stoney Creek are not listed here. One is Lake Monocan, which is owned by Wintergreen Resort. The other two are small ponds that are impractical for fishing due to their location on the golf course–one near the entrance to Stoney Creek off Route 151 and Monocan Drive, and another pond on the first fairway of the Tuckahoe nine-hole course between Stoney Creek East and Cedar Glen Close.