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 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
Anglers are finding panfish suspended mid-lake and around structure a typical summer pattern. Catfish are being caught around rocky shorelines. Spinner baits, jigs, and top water frogs are working for largemouth bass. River levels have dropped and fishing should improve. Call the S.W. District Office for more information at (712)769-2587.
Littlefield is a good lake to fish for catfish. Anglers are also catching quality bluegills and largemouth bass.
Channel Catfish - Good: Anglers have been catching catfish on a variety of baits.
Bluegill - Good: Troll or drift around the brush piles to catch bluegills.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Fish the face of the dam and around the brush piles for largemouth bass.
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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 has been producing good fishing over the last few years. Anglers find the best success by fishing early in the spring prior to the lake turning turbid with algae and through the ice in the winter. Expect good bluegill (8- to 9-inch) fishing in the spring and winter. The largemouth bass populations was average based on a June 2018 electrofishing survey. Bass ranged in size from 10 to 15 inches. Channel catfish stocked into Littlefield every other year survive and grow into the fishery. (2019)


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.