Little Spirit Lake

General Information

County: Dickinson
Location: 4 miles north of Orleans
Acres: 604.00
Maximum Depth: 7.2 ft. (1974)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Little Spirit Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Boat Rental
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • 10/10/2011 - 5,698 Walleye (4.1")
  • 04/27/2006 - 1,500,000 Walleye (Fry)
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:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black and white crappie, 15 fish
    • Length Limit:
    • Other:
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, and any hybrids thereof), 30 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, and any hybrids thereof), 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: When fishing in water in which you are not licensed you must comply with the state having the more restrictive regulations.
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other: When fishing in water in which you are not licensed you must comply with the state having the more restrictive regulations.
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Open from May 21 - November 30
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • Other: The regulations of each state shall be enforced for the water being fished.  The closed season and length limit of 40 inches for Iowa.  48 inch length limit and closed season in Minnesota.
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 3 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: When fishing in water in which you are not licensed you must comply with the state having the more restrictive regulations.
  • Walleye
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: all 17 to 22-inch walleyes must be immediately released alive
    • Other: No more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day
  • Walleye
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
    • Daily Bag Limit: 6 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 30 fish
    • Possession Limit: 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black and white crappie, 15 fish
    • Length Limit:
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 30 fish
    • Possession Limit: 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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.