Littlefield Lake

General Information

County: Audubon
Location: 4 miles east of Exira
Acres: 70.00
Maximum Depth: 16 ft. (1989)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Lake Anita State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Littlefield Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
Lakes and ponds in the southern part of the district are unsafe to fish. Anglers should use extreme caution now as ice will begin to deteriorate this week. For more information call the Cold Springs Office at 712-769-2587.
Anglers report Littlefield having 6 to 8 inches of ice and fair fishing. Use extreme caution this week as ice will begin to get soft and be unsafe.
Black Crappie - Slow: A few 10 to 12 inch black crappies are being caught around the tree piles.
Bluegill - Good: Fishing is good around the cedar tree piles for bluegills up to 9 inches. Morning and late afternoon bite seems to be the best. Be prepared to sort for larger fish.
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  • 09/09/2015 - 1,615 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/18/2013 - 3,014 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/07/2011 - 958 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/21/2009 - 1,063 Channel Catfish (8.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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:
The fishery at Littlefield Lake is currently well balanced. Expect good crappie (10-12inches) fishing in the spring and bluegills (8-9inches) in the summer. The largemouth bass populations was below average based on a June of 2016 electrofishing survey. Channel catfish stocked into Littlefield on a semi-annual basis survive and grow into the fishery. Overall this is a good lake to fish.(2017)

Contacts

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.