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Cold Springs Lake

General Information

County: Cass
Location: 1 mile south of Lewis.
Acres: 16.00
Maximum Depth: 15.5 ft. (2012)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

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Amenities at Cold Springs Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 11/01/2021 - 10 Walleye (9.7)
  • 09/29/2021 - 400 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 09/09/2019 - 288 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 9/27/2017 - 1,378 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 09/14/2015 - 350 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/02/2014 - 400 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/18/2013 - 600 Channel Catfish (8.6")
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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 in Cold Springs Lake consists of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, black crappie, and redear sunfish. The shallow nature of the lake makes it difficult to control aquatic plants to a level not to interfere with the fish population and angling.(2022)
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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.