Centerville Upper Reservoir

General Information

County: Appanoose
Location: South edge of Centerville in Lelah Bradley Park
Acres: 102.00
Maximum Depth: 31.7 ft. (2007)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake Speed-special use permit required to launch a boat. $10 annual fee

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Centerville Upper Reservoir include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/15/16 - 1,140 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • annual 2014 - 1,485 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/30/2009 - 1,648 Channel Catfish (7.0")
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:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
Bluegill density is relatively high, but size quality is poor. Very few fish above 6 inches are available to anglers. Largemouth bass density is moderately high and size structure is very good. Good numbers of fish between 14 and 21 inches are available to anglers. Crappie density is high, but size quality is poor with few fish greater than 8 inches available. Yellow bass density is very high and is having a negative impact on other panfish populations such as bluegill and crappie.(2017)

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Fish Surveys

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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.