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
Ice conditions are similar to last week in the southwest district. Most reports have been 6 to 10 inches. Geese are still keeping areas open on some lakes. Call (712) 769-2587 for more information.
Black Crappie - Slow: A few large black crappie are being caught in the afternoon around cedar tree piles.
Bluegill - Good: Fishing is good for bluegill if you can get to a cedar tree pile. Sorting has been necessary for larger fish.
Ice is 8 to 10 inches at Littlefield. Anglers are finding fish around cedar tree piles placed in the lake.
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  • 9/11/2017 - 1,262 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 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- to 12-inch) fishing in the spring and bluegills (8- to 9-inch) in the summer. The largemouth bass populations was below average based on a June 2016 electrofishing survey. Channel catfish stocked into Littlefield every other year survive and grow into the fishery. Overall this is a good lake to fish.(2017)

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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.