Learn about the DNR's COVID-19 response and how the current health emergency is impacting DNR facilities, services and events.

Littlefield Lake

General Information

County: Audubon
Location: 4 miles east of Exira
Acres: 70.00
Maximum Depth: 14.5 ft. (2004)
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
For information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.
DNR fishery staff did an electrofishing survey on Littlefield this spring. Numerous Largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie were sampled. Restocking of these species will not be necessary. Channel catfish will be restocked this fall in the lake.
Black Crappie - Fair: The black crappies were 10 to 12 inches in the survey.
Bluegill - Slow: The bluegills in the DNR survey looked good and averaged 8.5 inches.
Channel Catfish - No Report: Winterkill removed most of the channel catfish in Littlefield.
Largemouth Bass - Fair:
Download Printable Lake Map
Download Printable Fishing Structures Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/23/2019 - 1,259 Channel Catfish (9.4)
  • 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")
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:
A significant fish kill occurred during winter of 2020/2021. Impacting the fish population including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Channel Catfish. This will have a big impact on the fishing at Littlefield during 2021. A restocking effort is underway to restore the fishery.(2021)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.

Contacts

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.