Eldred Sherwood Lake

General Information

County: Hancock
Location: 3 miles east, 1 mile north of Goodell
Acres: 21.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (1979 - Information taken from Clean Lakes Classification Study of Iowa's Lakes for Restoration (Bachmann, et al, 1993).)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Eldred Sherwood Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 9/15/16 - 378 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/18/2014 - 380 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/14/2014 - 200 Bluegill (Adult)
  • 05/14/2014 - 40 Largemouth Bass (Adult)
  • 10/03/2013 - 1,000 Bluegill (1.4")
  • 09/13/2012 - 379 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/14/2010 - 304 Channel Catfish (9.2")
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:
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Expect to see bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish in increasing numbers. Sorting is needed to get larger bluegill.(2016)

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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.