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

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
This is a good time to get out and fish in the southwest district. Bluegills have moved close to shore and anglers report catching late spawning crappie. For more information call the Cold Springs District Office at (712) 769-2587
Channel Catfish - Fair: Anglers are catching catfish in the upper ends of the lake where water warms first. Use cut bait or shad sides for best success.
Littlefield has a good catfish population. Bluegills are close to shore spawning.
Black Crappie - Fair: A few crappies can still be caught along the dam casting jigs or minnows under a bobber. Fish will average 10 inches.
Bluegill - Good: Anglers should cast the shoreline to find spawning bluegills. Fish will average 8.5 inches.
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  • Sep 9 2015 12:00AM - 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")
  • 09/19/2007 - 1,260 Channel Catfish (8.6")
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-inches) fishing in the spring and bluegills (8-inches) in the summer. The largemouth bass populations was below average based on a May of 2014 electrofishing survey. Channel catfish stocked into Littlefield on a semi-annual basis survive and grow into the fishery. A good group of 15-inch catfish were present when the lake was last surveyed with nets in 2013. Overall this is a good lake to fish.(2016)

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.