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Eldred Sherwood Lake

General Information

County: Hancock
Location: 3 miles east, 1 mile north of Goodell
Acres: 21.00
Maximum Depth: 21.4 ft. (2015)
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

  • 09/17/2018 - 378 Channel Catfish (8.4)
  • 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:
Largemouth Bass and Bluegill have healthy populations in Eldred Sherwood. Some sorting will be required for the nicer Bluegills. Black Bullhead numbers and size quality are good. Fish the early Spring before vegetation growth gets up.(2020)

Contacts

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.