Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
The Trout Pond is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout in February or March by WPOA and the Wintergreen Sporting Club. Three aerators work year-round on the middle and lower part of the trout pond to increase oxygen levels.
From the time of stocking of the trout until approximately July 1st there are special regulations for this pond. For example, fishermen must wear a visible orange-colored permit available from WPOA. Fishing is only with artificial lures/flies with a barbless single hook, and only one trout per fisherman per day is allowed to be kept. No live bait is allowed.
In addition to Trout, there’s also Largemouth Bass and Crappie that can be fished in the late winter and spring.
The Trout Pond has a maximum depth of 11 feet and the water quality is good. The perimeter of the pond, where the easement is, has minimal downed trees or other cover.
Access to Trout Pond: The rectangular-shaped 3.9 acre trout pond is located between the lower end of Sawmill Creek Drive and Wintergreen Resort's Lake Monocan Clubhouse. The best access point is on the right side of road just past 462 Sawmill Creek Drive where you can park in the cul-de-sac and walk onto the pond's dam. Fish along the entire dam or walk up along the right shoreline past the house on the right (462 Sawmill Creek) all the way to the far end.
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.
All Wintergreen ponds are catch and release, with the exception of Trout Pond. A Virginia fishing license is required. Licenses can be purchased online HERE.
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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.