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Tomahawk Pond

This 2-acre pond is in Shenandoah County in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Adult largemouth bass and bluegill were restocked in spring 1996 and trout stocking resumed in fall 1996. Fingerling channel catfish were restocked in fall 1996 and catchable-size (average 1.2 pounds), were stocked in 1997 to provide good catfish fishing. Grass carp were also introduced in 1997 to control vegetation. A 14-inch minimum length limit was placed on largemouth bass to protect this population while the fishery is being re-established. Also, a four-fish-per-day creel limit was placed on channel catfish to promote better catfish angling. A trout license is required to fish these waters from October 1 through June 15.

Tomahawk Pond has a parking area, and bank fishing is possible around entire perimeter of lake. Renovations also included placing log crib and brush shelter-style fish attractors in the lake and several fishing platforms around the shoreline, which are handicapped -accessible. The pond can be reached by taking Route 263 west from Mount Jackson to Orkney Springs, then left (south) on Route 610, or by taking Route 259 west from Broadway, then right on Route 612 to Route 610.