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ROODHOUSE PARK LAKE


Lake Information

County: Greene

Acreage: 10

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Very Good

This population is always going to have its challenges competing for food resources with Gizzard Shad. Bluegill ranged from 2.4-7.9”. Harvest by anglers will improve this Bluegill fishery.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Two Channel Catfish were collected, ranging from 16.9-18.9”, the largest being just under 2lbs. It’s not uncommon to get a small sample of Channel Catfish as they often inhabit deeper waters outside the range of our sampling effectiveness during the daytime. IDNR periodically stocks Channel Catfish.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Largemouth bass are doing well in this lake. In 2017, 43 largemouth bass ranging from 3.5-20.1” were collected. Over 60% exceeded 15”, and 21% exceeded 18”. Gizzard Shad and Bluegill are providing a great forage base for largemouth bass.

WHITE CRAPPIE

Average

Five White Crappie were collected ranging from 6.7-8.3”. Anglers are encouraged to harvest white crappie so this population does not overpopulate.

Location: Roodhouse Park Lake is located 1 mile southeast of Roodhouse. It resides within Roodhouse Park. The impoundment is owned by the City of Roodhouse.

Description: 10 acres in size, with a maximum depth of 13 feet. The lake has a shoreline length of 0.9 miles with the majority easily accessible by bank anglers.

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush
217-622-7219