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Arrowhead Pond

General Information

County: Pottawattamie
Location: 1 1/2 miles southeast of Neola
Acres: 14.00
Maximum Depth: 16 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Arrowhead Pond include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

No recent updates

Fishing Forecast

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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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 05/22/2013 - 406 Channel Catfish (4.8")
  • 05/26/2011 - 400 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 05/28/2009 - 400 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 05/29/2007 - 400 Channel Catfish (4.9")
  • 05/25/2006 - 400 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 10/03/2005 - 400 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 07/07/2005 - 400 Channel Catfish (Cage)


The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

Lake Mini-report

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.