1 mile southwest of Greenfield
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Greenfield Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Ice conditions range from 9 to 12 inches in the southwest district. Forecasted warm weather this late in the season will begin to erode ice. Use caution and drill holes often when venturing out. For more information on lakes in the S.W. district call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587 |
|There is a good panfish population in Greenfield. The large size of bluegill in the lake is 8 inches and crappie range from 8 to 12 inches. The lake has 15 inches of ice. |
|Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in 12 to 14 feet of water using wax worms. Fish are 7 to 8 inches.|
|Crappie - Fair: Crappies can be caught around cedar tree piles using minnows. Late afternoon has been the best time of day. |
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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