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
|Lakes in south west Iowa are forming ice but not yet safe for fishing. There were no reports of fishing this week. 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.|
|Crappie - No Report: |
|Bluegill - No Report: |
The fishery in Greenfield lake consistantly provides above average fishing. The fisheries surveys from 2012 indicate good numbers of largemouth bass in the 13 to 15-inch range. 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 9-inches. A big year class of 6.5 inch crappies will provide fishing by the end of next summer. Last summer anglers caught a lot of bluegills and crappies by drift fishing the lake in the summer. 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. 10 inch bullheads round out this fishery.(2012)
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