Fishing At Sherman Reservoir
AKA: Sherman Lake
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Sherman Reservoir in Nebraska.
With its reputation for great fishing, Sherman Reservoir is a great place for family gatherings as well as serious fishing trips. This 2,800-acre lake in the central part of the state offers a variety of species for catching Bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, sunfish and northern pike all abide here.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Sherman Reservoir, located near Loup City, Nebraska, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 2,800 acres, this expansive reservoir offers exceptional fishing opportunities. Sherman Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a favorite spot for anglers of all levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline, submerged structures, and underwater points to target these prized fish.
Relatively easy access to miles of shoreline makes this a good spot to fish from shore. With three boat ramps and three docks it makes for easy launching. Fishing from canoes and kayaks, to bass boats and other fishing boats provides access to the schools of fish which thrive in the main lake, around structure. Many species, including pike, move shallow in early spring and return to deeper water once summer warms the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Sherman Reservoir
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Sherman Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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In addition to fishing, Sherman Reservoir provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir's calm waters, taking in the scenic views and peaceful ambiance. The reservoir allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an exciting water sports adventure, Sherman Reservoir offers an enjoyable boating experience.
Fishing Boat Rentals
Trade Winds Mairina
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Dead Horse Creek Area Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Trail 10, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Marina Bay Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Sherman Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Shaughnessy Bay Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off Trail 12, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Thunder Bay Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Thunder Bay Area Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Trade Winds Mairina
1187 Marina Rd.
Loup City, NE 68853
Click here for a Nebraska Fishing License.
Camping options are available near Sherman Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The reservoir offers campgrounds with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Sherman Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to serene reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Ash Canyon Area Campground - 308 745-0230
Trade Winds Marina RV Campground - 308 745-1187
Thunder Bay Area Campground - 308 745-0230
Redwood Area Campground - 308 745-0230
Fisherman's Bridge Area Campground - 308 745-0230
Sherman Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area
79025 Sherman Dam Rd, Suite 1
Loup City, NE 68853
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Sherman Reservoir in Nebraska.
General Fishing Info
Fishing at Sherman Reservoir, in Nebraska.
Bass, walleye, crappie, catfish and northern pike fishing in central NE.