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Greenfield Lake

General Information

County: Adair
Location: 1 mile southwest of Greenfield
Acres: 56.00
Maximum Depth: 26 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Greenfield Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Anglers are drift fishing open water areas to catch bluegills and crappies. Catfishing has been good on lakes. For more information call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587
Channel catfish are being caught around the jetties and along the dam. Drift small jigs to catch bluegills and crappies.
Bluegill - Fair: Drift with small jigs to catch 8.5 inch bluegill.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Anglers have reported catching catfish using cut bait around the jetties and the dam. Fish averge 2 pounds.
Crappie - Slow: A few crappies are being picked up drifting and around cedar tree piles. Fish range from 8 to 12 inches.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Greenfield has a good bass population with all sizes present.

Fishing Forecast

The fishery in Greenfield lake consistantly provides above average fishing. The fisheries surveys from 2013 indicate good numbers of largemouth bass above 15-inches. The bluegill population is abundant with fish ranging from 7 to 8-inches. Bigger bluegills can be caught off the beds in June. The black crappie population is good with the dominate size between 8.5 and 11-inches. Last summer anglers caught a lot of bluegills and crappies by drift fishing the lake in the summer. The ice fishing for bluegill and crappies during the winter of 2013 - '14 was good. Channel catfish are raised in cages by the Adair County Conservation Board and stocked during odd number of years. This assures that there are adequate numbers of catfish in the lake. Excellent numbers of 14 to 25-inch catfish are found in Greenfield. Walleyes stocked annually by Adair County and 10 inch bullheads round out this fishery.(2013)

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Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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Water Quality

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.