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Lake Information

County: Greene

Acreage: 59

Average Depth: 10.01 feet

Shoreline Length: 2.7 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric Only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Fish Stocking






Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"


Additional information for stocking on Greenfield City Lake

Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status



The 2021 survey showed a lower catch rate of Bluegill (CPUE=92), however more Preferred size fish were sampled and mean relative weights were excellent (Wr=110.5). 13.3% of the catchable Bluegill fishery exceeded 8”.



Three Channel Catfish were collected in 2021. These fish ranged from 10.5-15.5”.



Both White and Black Crappie are present in this lake. In 2021, 25 White Crappie and 1 Black Crappie were collected. White Crappie collected ranged from 6.9-10.4”, and the single Black Crappie collected measured 8.8”. 36% of the catchable sized White Crappie collected in 2021 exceeded 9” and 8% exceeded 10”. The dense Largemouth Bass population should help keep these two species from overpopulating. Anglers should be encouraged to harvest crappie species.



The 2021 survey yielded a catch rate of 172 Largemouth Bass per hour of electrofishing. Bass measured from 7.3-19.8” and weighed up to 4.0lbs. In 2019, the Largemouth Bass catch rate (CPUE=282) was very high and almost exceeded the highest recorded catch rate of 311 bass per hour, which occurred in 1995. This lake has consistently produced bass catch rates of over 100 fish/hour of electrofishing. The 2019 survey catch rate (CPUE=282) was more than double the 2017 catch rate (CPUE=124). 66% of the Largemouth Bass sampled in 2021 ranged from 10-14”. The high density of bass in the 10-14” size range is keeping panfish numbers in balance and is promoting better panfish quality.


Very Good

Redear Sunfish were collected at rate of 22 fish/hour of electrofishing in 2021. Fish ranged from 7.0-8.1”. The Redear Sunfish structural indices are improving. All fish sampled were 7” (PSD=100.0) and some measured over 8” (RSD8=18.8). Mean relative weights remain high (Wr=104.8).

Location: Greenfield City Lake is in southeastern Greene County, one half mile east of Greenfield, Illinois. The lake is south of Chestnut Street and the boat ramp can be found from Rives Lake Drive.

Description: Greenfield City Lake is under cooperative management between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Greenfield. Greenfield City Lake is located within Patriot’s Park and has a trolling motor only motor size limit. There is one gravel ramp on the northwest end of the water body.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Approximately 10 fish groups have been captured in this lake. These species are as follows – Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Redear Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Common Carp, and Hybrid Sunfish.

Additional Lake Information: Two pole and line fishing only and each pole must not have more than 2 hooks or lures attached while fishing. Bait and tackle can be acquired in Greenfield. Boat Stickers can be purchased from Midtown Mart at 501 Main Street. Camping, and picnicking are available on site.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth Bass: 1 Fish greater than or equal to 15” and/or 5 Fish less than 12”, 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 25 Fish Daily Harvest Limit.
Channel Catfish: 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit.

Contact Information:
City of Greenfield
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush