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GOVERNOR BOND LAKE


Lake Information

County: Bond

Acreage: 775

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

2021

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

2671

2021

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

16729

2021

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

10464

2022

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

21566

2022

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

14490


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 27 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2021.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 179

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2022 tournaments:

1     6.92 lbs
2     6.08 lbs
3     5.89 lbs
4     5.71 lbs
5     5.50 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2022 tournaments:

1 114.75 lbs
2 44.34 lbs
3 41.78 lbs
4 37.93 lbs
5 32.88 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.

2022 – 2023 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
April-0523407ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-1223408ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-1623071ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-1923409ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2623410ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-3023073ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0323411ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0723571ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1023412ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1723413ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2123075ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2123572ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2423414ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-3123415ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-0723416ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-1423417ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2123418ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2422936ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2823419ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-0523420ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-1223421ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-1923423ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2623424ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-3023089ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0223425ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0623573ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0923426ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-1623427ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2022884ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2023574ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2323428ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2722887ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-3023429ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-1023094ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
October-0822904ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoNo
October-1523101ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo