Centerville Upper Reservoir

General Information

County: Appanoose
Location: South edge of Centerville in Lelah Bradley Park along 210th Avenue
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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  • fall 2018 - 1,139 Channel Catfish (8.4)
  • 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 fairly 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 14- to 21-inch fish. Crappie density is high, but size quality is poor with few fish greater than 8 inches. 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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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.