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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

2022

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

21566

2022

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

14490

2023

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

19389

2023

Striped Bass x White Bass (Wiper)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

7736


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, Eric Ratcliff
618-931-4217

There were 32 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2023.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 231

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2023 tournaments:

1     9.23 lbs
2     7.27 lbs
3     6.71 lbs
4     6.24 lbs
5     5.73 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2023 tournaments:

1 111.25 lbs
2 76.93 lbs
3 75.00 lbs
4 51.69 lbs
5 44.22 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.

2024 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
April-1825398ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2125424ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
April-2525402ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0225406ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0525437ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-0925409ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-1625413ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2325415ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-3025418ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-0625420ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-1325423ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2025426ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-2725429ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-1125432ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-1825435ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2125449ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2525440ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0125442ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-0825446ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-1525450ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2225453ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2925454ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-0525458ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
October-2025456ApprovedMain Ramp on West Side boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo