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GOVERNOR BOND LAKE


Lake Information

County: Bond

Acreage: 750

Average Depth: 8.96 feet

Shoreline Length: 24 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 120hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2020

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

19487

2020

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

7753

2021

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

2671

2021

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

16729


Additional information for stocking on GOVERNOR BOND LAKE


Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Excellent

Bluegill are very abundant in the lake with lots of 6 inch fish and a few over 7 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Excellent

Channel catfish collected in the last survey were between 15 and 30 inches with an average weight of over 4 lbs.

CRAPPIE

Excellent

Both black and white crappie abundant, most of the crappie collected in surveys are over 9 inches.

FLATHEAD CATFISH

Excellent

The lake supports trophy flathead catfish with several over 40 lbs. collected in recent surveys.

HYBRID STRIPED BASS (WIPERS)

Very Good

Good numbers of 4-8 lb fish are present. Look for them chasing shad off steep rocky banks early morning or just before dark.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

This lake has a good bass population with a very good percentage over 15 inches.

Location: Governor Bond Lake is located just north of Greenville.

Description: This is a 775 acre water supply lake owned by the city of Greenville. The fishery of the lake is cooperatively managed by the IDNR and the city of Greenville. The shoreline of the lake includes rock, woody structure, and some aquatic plants. There are 2 concrete boat ramps on the lake. The main ramp is on the southwest end of the lake off of Red Ball Trail. A second ramp is located on the southeast side of the lake off of East Lake Drive. There is limited shore angler access.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The IDNR Division of Fisheries routinely monitors the status of the fishery of Governor Bond Lake. Recent stockings include supplemental largemouth bass, supplemental channel catfish, and annual hybrid striped bass

Additional Lake Information: There is a 225 horsepower limit for boats and a 160 horsepower limit for personal watercraft. A city sticker is required for all boats.Boat permits may be purchased at Greenville City Hall, 404 South 3rd Street. Gas is available on the lake at the marina.

Contact Information:
Greenville City Hall
618-664-1644
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Fred Cronin
618-931-4217

There were 30 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2021.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 221

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2021 tournaments:

1     6.65 lbs
2     6.17 lbs
3     6.14 lbs
4     5.72 lbs
5     5.47 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2021 tournaments:

1 84.00 lbs
2 61.08 lbs
3 56.88 lbs
4 49.08 lbs
5 38.40 lbs


Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2021 – 2022 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
April-1019971ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-1320760ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2020761ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2420784ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2720762ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0420763ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1120764ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1520753ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1520811ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1820765ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2220813ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2520767ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-0120768ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-0820769ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-1520770ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2220771ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2920772ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-0620773ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-1320774ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2020775ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2720776ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0320777ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-1020778ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-1720779ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2120756ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2420780ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
October-1620757ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo