Larson Lake

General Information

County: Cherokee
Location: 2 1/2 miles east, 2 miles north of Aurelia
Acres: 12.00
Maximum Depth: 12 ft. (1990)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Larson Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates
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  • 10/3/16 - 432 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/24/2014 - 215 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2012 - 215 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/16/2010 - 172 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/15/2008 - 215 Channel Catfish (7.5")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
This lake is managed for a high density channel catfish population. Advanced fingerling catfish are stocked on a regular basis at a higher rate than typical lakes.(2017)


Fish Surveys

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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Water Quality

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.