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Springbrook Lake

General Information

County: Guthrie
Location: 7 miles north of Guthrie Center
Acres: 14.00
Maximum Depth: 16 ft. (1974)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Springbrook Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast

The sport fishery in Springbrook Lake is comprised of bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, and black crappie. Springbrook lake consistantly produces acceptable size bluegills ranging in length from 7 to 8-inches and black crappie from 9 to 10-inches. The largemouth bass in the lake are abundant however all fish sampled were below the 15 inch minimun length limit. Channel catfish are stocked into the lake during odd numbered years to provide catfishing. Hoop net surveys showed moderate numbers of catfish in the 15 to 19-inch range. Overall the sport fishery in Springbrook Lake is in good shape with quality sizes of fish available for anglers. (2012)

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/18/2013 - 759 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/07/2011 - 192 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/23/2009 - 313 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 09/19/2007 - 252 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 10/10/2005 - 450 Channel Catfish (7")


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:

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

Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

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.