Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area has a 2,845-acre lake and 4,721 land acres. Primitive camping includes 360 non-pad sites. Facilities include picnic tables, shelters, water, dumpstation, modern restrooms, vault toilets, four boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, coin-operated showers and concession. Cabin rental and RV camping pads are available through Trade Winds Marina.
Sherman Reservoir is a popular fishing location in central Nebraska. The most popular species sought by anglers are walleye, crappie, catfish, white bass, and northern pike. Fishing typically begins in March when northern pike can be caught in the shallow waters of coves and bays. Fishing for walleye during their April spawning period is very popular. Walleye fishing usually peaks in May-June. White bass fishing typically has two peaks—one in April-May and the second peak in mid-summer. Crappie catches are excellent in May as the reservoir fills and flooded habitat is available in the coves and bays. Ice-fishing for crappie and walleye can also be productive over submerged cover or habitat. Channel catfish provide good angling opportunities throughout the summer months, and large flathead catfish provide the possibility for trophy-sized fish.
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Sherman Lake Information
Services & Tournaments
Great Plains Fishing/Guide Service – Fishing tours of Sherman Lake – 308-745-1693
Nebraska Walleye Guide – Fishing tours of Sherman Lake
Nebraska Walleye Trail – Contains information on a variety of tournaments, including multiple at Sherman Lake
Trade Winds Marina – Boat rentals, fishing supplies, gas for boats, cabin/rv rentals.