Back in June, 1967, Dick and Barb Shedd--with two kids in tow and one on the way--made a down payment on an acre of land across the street from the entrance to Paynetown State Recreation Area at Lake Monroe--a busy destination for visitors to Indiana's newest (and still largest) lake.
Dick and Barb sold their insurance agency in Indianapolis that summer and Dick headed south in his Jeep--pulling a camper--to clear the land and oversee construction of "The Fishin Shedd." The dream was to own their own business-- and we think Dick and Barb might have gotten a little more than they bargained for.
For a number of years, when Monroe was seen primarily as a fishing destination, we opened before dawn, closed long after dark and were open 24 hours a day over the weekend. Back then, night crawlers arrived from Curtis Fisheries in Martinsville, Indiana in 500-count pallets--and it was up to the family and staff to get them counted and packaged. Now, as we head into our 50th year, a lot of things have changed--the way we pack crawlers, the products and services we offer, and the reasons why people come to Lake Monroe!
What hasn't changed in all of these years is our commitment to you, our customer.
Although Dick Shedd is no longer with us, the dream lives on. We are a family-owned business anchored in stories and tradition and the extended family have left their own footprints nearby with Lake Monroe Boat Rental, and Outback Marine.
Be sure to stop by and help us celebrate our 50th year in business! Come see us where the minnow tanks still hum year-round on the porch and there are pictures and stories to share, along with the products and services you need to make your visit to our area complete.
With best wishes from all of us to you.