These ponds are the site of the annual Ukiah Kids Fishing Derby. The ponds are stocked with catchable and trophy sized rainbow trout prior to the event. Children age 0-16 years fish on the day of the derby, and compete in a biggest fish contest and casting contest. Prizes are awarded in several age classes for the winners of these events. This year’s (2004) fishing derby will be held on June 12th, so plan ahead. An unimproved campground and other flat areas are located adjacent to the ponds and provide areas where visitors can camp out. Drift Fence Campground is situated within 2 miles of Twin Ponds. All methods of fishing are effective at these ponds, particularly early in the season. Rainbow trout and largemouth bass can be caught in the Twin Ponds, with the majority of bass being in the southernmost pond. Late in the summer water temperatures are high and the fish are less likely to be actively feeding, making angling difficult. The ponds are located adjacent to the Bridge Creek Wildlife Management Area, where thousands of elk and deer spend the winter. A viewing area located approximately 4.5 miles from Ukiah along the 52 road provides an opportunity to view elk in the spring.
Map + Directions
From Ukiah, Twin Ponds is located approximately 6 miles outside of town off the 013 spur, which is south of the 52 road.