Shell Rock River (above Greene)

General Information

County: Floyd
Location: Located in Worth, Cerro Gordo, and Floyd Counties. A popular access point is Wilkinson Pioneer Park located at the end of CR B20 in Rock Falls. This park is the start of the Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve featuring 7.5 mi. of scenic bluffs.
Acres: 58.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: None

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Amenities

Amenities at Shell Rock River (above Greene) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • spring 2016 - 3,906 Northern Pike (2.2")
  • 5/25/16 - 17,160 Walleye (Fingerling)
  • 4/21/16 - 2,331 Northern Pike (1.4")
  • 07/14/2015 - 10,117 Walleye (2.68")
  • 07/08/2015 - 4,856 Walleye (3.3")
  • 05/18/2015 - 2,275 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 05/18/2015 - 3,850 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 07/17/2014 - 4,842 Walleye (2-3")
  • 06/03/2014 - 2,671 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 06/03/2014 - 4,570 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 05/28/2014 - 15,400 Walleye (2")
  • 04/22/2014 - 50,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 07/17/2013 - 4,804 Walleye (2.6")
  • 05/30/2013 - 2,694 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/30/2013 - 4,595 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/30/2013 - 21,700 Walleye (1.2")
  • 04/16/2013 - 67,068 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/17/2012 - 17,500 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/09/2012 - 2,624 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 05/09/2012 - 4,524 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 03/27/2012 - 50,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 06/24/2011 - 4,800 Walleye (2.4")
  • 06/02/2011 - 15,400 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/31/2011 - 4,720 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/19/2011 - 2,638 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/19/2011 - 4,538 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 04/08/2011 - 34,327 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/19/2010 - 15,090 Walleye (1.2")
  • 05/17/2010 - 2,611 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/17/2010 - 4,614 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 04/06/2010 - 30,912 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 07/09/2009 - 4,845 Walleye (2.9")
  • 05/27/2009 - 15,400 Walleye (1.6")
  • 05/11/2009 - 2,600 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 05/11/2009 - 4,500 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 07/03/2008 - 4,849 Walleye (2.8")
  • 05/28/2008 - 12,320 Walleye (1.4")
  • 05/07/2008 - 2,708 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 05/07/2008 - 4,609 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 06/22/2007 - 4,942 Walleye (2.3")
  • 06/04/2007 - 2,602 Northern Pike (2.2")
  • 05/21/2007 - 15,400 Walleye (1.5")
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:
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
This stretch of the Shellrock River offers excellent opportunities to fish for Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish. Fingerling Northern Pike and Walleye are stocked annually. Abundant access, along the Shellrock River Greenbelt in Cerro Gordo County, allows anglers to customize their float trip or hop between access points shore angling. Boat launching in Worth and Cerro Gordo counties is carry-down access.(2016)

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