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

Nearby Parks

Springbrook State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Springbrook Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 9/27/2017 - 100 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 9/18/2017 - 401 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/21/2015 - 252 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/18/2013 - 759 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/07/2011 - 192 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/23/2009 - 313 Channel Catfish (7.9")
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:
Springbrook Lake hasf bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish and black crappie. Springbrook Lake consistently produces acceptable size bluegills up to 9-inches and black crappie from 9- to 10-inches. Fish surveys in 2015 showed a good year class of 7-inch black crappie that should provide good fishing over the next few years. The largemouth bass in the lake are abundant but, all fish sampled were below the 15-inch minimum length limit. Channel catfish are stocked during odd numbered years to provide catfishing. Hoop net surveys showed moderate numbers of 15- to 19-inch catfish. Overall the sport fishery in Springbrook Lake is in good shape with quality sizes of fish available for anglers. (2018)

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.