Centerville Lower Reservoir

General Information

County: Appanoose
Location: South edge of Centerville in Lelah Bradley Park along 210th Avenue
Acres: 32.00
Maximum Depth: 19.9 ft. (2007)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only-special use permit required to launch a boat. $10 annual fee.

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Centerville Lower Reservoir include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • fall 2016 - 215 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 09/10/2014 - 200 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/30/2009 - 725 Channel Catfish (7.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black 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
    • 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 Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Bluegill abundance is very high, but size quality is relatively poor. Few Bluegills above 7-inches are available to anglers. This is largely due to the negative impacts of yellow bass which are very abundant. Yellow bass rarely exceed 8-inches long. Largemouth bass density is relatively good, but few fish beyond 16-inches are available. Few crappies above 8-inches are available, but density is relatively high.(2017)

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.