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Lake Information

County: Greene

Acreage: 10

Shoreline Length: 0.9 miles

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.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status


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.



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 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.



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: The lake is 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.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Other species collected during the 2017 population survey included Common Carp (one fish just shy of 40lbs!), Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, and Gizzard Shad.

Additional Lake Information: There is a gravel boat ramp on the northeast side of the lake. Electric motors only, gas motors may be on the boat but are not to be used on the lake. There is no ramp feed required to put a boat on this lake.

Site Regulation:
Two pole and line fishing only and each pole must not have more than 2 hooks or lures attached while fishing.
Channel Catfish: 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit, no Length Limit
Largemouth Bass: 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit, no Length Limit

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush