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")
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:
A fisheries survey in 2018 showed bluegill size continues to improve with fish exceeding 8-inches. (The bluegill population was thinned out with a low dose rotenone treatment in 2012.) Black crappie (9- to 10-inch) were sampled in nets last fall. A smaller year class of crappies were also detected. All sizes of largemouth bass up to 18-inches are available. Channel catfish population numbers have improved after increased stocking numbers in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Fishing in Cold Springs in 2019 is expected to be good as a result of this management effort.(2019)
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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.