Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
Smallie Pond is the only pond in Stoney Creek which is the home to Smallmouth Bass. How they got there is anyone’s guess. They are the predominate species living in the pond, with most of them in the 6- to 12-inch range–relatively small but fun to catch.
Access to Smallie Pond: Smallie Pond is a medium-sized pond that can be accessed to the left off of Waters Edge Drive by parking off the road just past 301 Waters Edge Drive. Another way to access the pond by walking down the hiking path next to 150 High Crest Lane to the pond’s dam. Fishing access is along the dam and along the side of the pond nearest Water’s Edge as there is a right-of-way dirt road along this entire side of the pond. The southwest side of the pond has very steep banks which limit fishing possibilities.
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.