Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
Rhodes Farm Pond
Rhodes Farm Pond holds some good-sized Bass, Crappie and Bluegill, but this small, very shallow pond has overall poor water quality. Water clarity is not good, sediment turbidity is high, and nutrient concentrations are elevated. Adding to the water clarity and high nutrient issues are the runoff from adjacent creeks which border on grazing land. The easiest place is to fish around the dock. One can also walk around three-quarters of the pond by going right (facing the dock), crossing very small creek, and continuing around to the rear of the pond which gets less fishing pressure.
Accessing the Rodes Farm Pond: The pond is part of WPOA's amenities in the valley with a swimming pool, pavilion, tennis court, and the Wintergreen Sporting Club's archery range. Park in the designated parking areas and walk to the pond. This pond is completely on WPOA property so easements are not an issue here.
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.
Suggestions or updates are welcomed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.