1/2 miles south of Anita
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Lake Anita include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Ice conditions range from 9 to 12 inches in the southwest district. Forecasted warm weather this late in the season will begin to erode ice. Use caution and drill holes often when venturing out. For more information on lakes in the S.W. district call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587 |
|Crappie - Slow: A few quality size crappie are being caught in the campground arm of the lake using minnows and wax worms. Late afternoon has been the best bite. |
|Ice is 10 to 14 inches at Anita. Waterfowl have a large area of open water in the north arm of the lake. Use caution when moving around in the campground arm of the lake.|
|Bluegill - Slow: Nine inch plus bluegill are being caught on wax worms in the campground arm of the lake. |
In 2014, Lake Anita anglers can expect to find a moderate supply of bluegills (8 to 9 inches), largemouth bass up to 20-inches, and 9 and 10 inch black crappie. Largemouth bass in the 13 to 15 inch ranged were common in last summers survey. Quality size bluegills and crappies make Lake Anita a good all around fishery. Channel catfish maintenance stockings are done every other year to make catfish available to anglers. The catfish population is down from what it has been. The fishery in Lake Anita is down from what it was a couple of years ago. (2014)
Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.
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Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases
The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.