1 1/2 miles southeast of Neola
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Arrowhead Pond include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Boat Rental
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Ice conditions range from 9 to 12 inches in the southwest district. Forecasted warm weather this late in the season will begin to erode ice. Use caution and drill holes often when venturing out. For more information on lakes in the S.W. district call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587 |
|Anglers are catching quality size bluegills at Arrowhead. Ice is 12 inches thick.|
|Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills up to 9 inches are being caught in 10 feet of water using wax worms. |
The fishery at Arrowhead Lake provides good fishing. The last fisheries survey from 2012 shows a moderate number of largemouth bass with very few above the 15 inch minimum length limit. The bluegills ranged in size from 7 to 8 inches. Black crappies (10-inch) are present in the lake. Yellow bass are a problematic fish species in the lake. They compete with other fish for food and can ruin a fishery if present in large numbers. Channel catfish are cage reared by Pottawattamie County Conservation Board and stocked into Arrowhead Lake during odd numbered years. This program insures good numbers of catfish in the lake. Water quality issues and yellow bass are having an impact on the quality of the fishery (see status of the lake).(2013)
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