Activities

It's your choice when it comes to getting out... You may choose to use the boat landing to put in your boat, your kayak, or your canoe. If you'd rather you may walk or bike the nature trail. Again, it's your choice.

Fishing on the Mill Pond, history and fond memories

Whether you'd rather cast your line off one of the fishing docks, take a canoe out amoung the sloughs and the Bald Cypress trees on the flats, or launch your bass boat for some serious action be our guest.

You can try your luck with the Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker), the Largemouth Bass, the Bream, Stumpknockers or hybrids; but you better bring your skills along if you're serious.

The clear water requires you to think like a fish to be successfull. But we suggest you not take it so serious and just have some relaxing fun. The following are some of those fish stories that memories are made of.

Joseph (Joey) Floyd holds the certified State Record for Shellcracker (Redear Sunfish) with this 4.86 pound beauty he caught on March 13, 1986 on the Mill Pond. At the time he topped the previous Redear State and Worlds record which also came from the Mill Pond. His World record has been surpassed elsewhere, but some locals feel that claim may be questionable.

Mr. Richard Spires of Urbana, Ohio returns to Arrowhead year after year.

And the story goes..., one year Mr. Reddoch gave him some vital Mill Pond secrets. The rest is history. His remarkable catches all occurred while fishing on the banks or off the docks on-site. And he is successful year after year!

Soon the stories of Richard's fishing skills became well known. His daughter sent him this shirt to use one year. When the final story is told it may have something to do with the shirt. As you know the water is very clear here....

Richard is the kind of guy who doesn't mind sharing his secrets now. To be a successfull fisherman you have to hold your mouth just right...and use a purple wild grape Plow Jockey plastic worm. By the way, you can get those and other fishing gear in the Arrowhead Store.

Ain't life Grand!