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

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Greenfield Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Crappies have moved to deeper tree piles and bluegills are spawning. Anglers report catching catfish around rocky shorelines. Call the S.W. District Office for more information at (712)769-2587.
Black Crappie - Fair: Anglers are finding crappies around the jetties at Greenfield.
Bluegill - No Report: Bluegills in Greenfield will average 8 inches. They have moved into shore to spawn.
Greenfield Lake has a good population of black crappies and fair numbers of walleyes to provide fishing this year. The lake also has large channel catfish.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Greenfield has a good population of 12 to 15 inch bass.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Cast cutbait around the jetties to catch large channel catfish.
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  • 9/11/2017 - 998 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 09/21/2015 - 1,007 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/03/2013 - 506 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/22/2013 - 808 Channel Catfish (4.8")
  • 05/26/2011 - 800 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 05/28/2009 - 1,400 Channel Catfish (5.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery in Greenfield Lake will again provide average fishing in 2019. The fisheries survey from 2018 indicates fair numbers of largemouth bass from 13 to 18 inches. The bluegill population is abundant with fish up to 8-inches. The black crappie population is good with the dominate size 8 inches and larger size group at 11 inches. Anglers can expect to sort bluegills and crappies this summer. Greenfield Lake is a good catfishing lake with excellent numbers of fish over 20-inches. Walleyes stocked annually by Adair County add to this fishery. Fish surveys from 2018 indicate good number to 16 to 22 inch walleyes. Yellow bullheads (10 to 13-inches) round out the fishery. A walking path circles the lake and provides great shore line access for fishing. Being a water supply reservoir boats are restricted to electric motor only.(2019)

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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.