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Last modified: February 9, 2023
Last updated 2/9/23
Dear Lake Sherwood Residents
The Lake Rules for this year are attached located at the above link. They have been
approved by the Board of Directors.
Please read the Rules but below are some important highlights to remember.
1. Only residents are allowed to fish in the lake. Please see the General
Rules Section for the definition of who is a resident.
2. Guests of residents may fish in the lake but the resident has to accompany
the guest. Residents cannot give guests permission to fish in the lake unaccompanied
by the resident.
3. All boats must have two Lake Sherwood stickers on them along with the
4. All non-resident guests must have a valid Louisiana Recreational Fishing
license on their person while fishing in the lake. Residents do not need a fishing
5. Check the rules for fish limits.
6. Use of seine nets or any other type of net fishing is banned. The use
of trot lines, bottle floats, balloon style floats or other type of line style fishing
with multiple hooks is banned.
To All Lake Sherwood Acres Residents:
not give friends, acquaintances, or others permission to fish in our lake unless
you plan to be with them while they fish. Our Lake Rules state that you must personally
accompany anyone you give permission to fish in our lake. This rule applies whether
they are fishing from the bank or a boat.
At this time of year we have a lot of outsiders coming here to fish. They often
tells us that they got permission from one of our residents. In most cases the residents
are not with them so they are asked to leave. It is embarrassing for them and a
chore for those of us charged with keeping our lake private and for our use only. We
had two such instances and they were asked to leave. We had a third person who didn’t
say he had gotten permission from a resident but refused to leave so the Police were
called and he left.
Help us keep our lake beautiful and for our use only.
All Lake Sherwood Acres Lake Lot Owners,
Your help is needed again in 2022!
Help protect our fish and lake by not applying lawn fertilizer any closer than fifteen
feet (15’) to our lake. The nitrogen in the fertilizer can be washed by the rains
and irrigation systems into the lake. That combined with the warmer weather of spring
and early summer will result in a green slim known as an algae bloom forming in the
lake. The algae can grow very rapidly turning the entire lake into a green pea soup
which, if not promptly treated with an algaecide, will over time starve the lake
of oxygen and kill off our fish population. Several years ago we had a very severe
algae bloom that nearly resulted in a fish kill. It cost us over $700 to apply the
algaecide and halt the problem. The last couple of years the problem wasn’t as
bad because we asked lake lot owners to restrict their fertilizer application close
to the lake. Your cooperation on this helped save money and keep our fish and lake
healthy. Please help us again this year.
SHERWOOD LAKE ASSOCIATION
LAKE MAINTENANCE REPORT
Our lake is looking very healthy after the recent heavy rainfall. These rains also
brought in some floating debris. A SPECIAL THANKS to property owners who remove this
floating trash from near their property. Removing cups and bottles only take a few
minutes and makes your property look much better. All five of our fountains are working
We continue to encourage bulkhead replacement or repair if needed. A properly working
structure not only adds value to your property, but it keeps your yard from eroding
into the lake and makes it harder for the nutria to live there. We now have an additional,
more competitive contractor for bulkheads if you are thinking of replacing yours.
Please contact me at 225-229-5971.
Please inform your lawn crews that any trash blown into the storm drains goes directly
into the lake with the first heavy rainfall!!
Please continue to clean up any trash that may be floating by your property.
Thank You to our neighbors who lend a hand at keeping our lake looking beautiful!
GOALS FOR 2023
1. Find a person to clean floating debris from the lake.
2. Continue efforts to encourage residents to repair and/or install bulkheads. Cazes,