Cocklin Fish Farm

General Information

County: Cass
Location: 2 miles north of Griswold, for more information about this city park, contact City Hall at (712)-778-2615
Acres: 8.00
Maximum Depth: 10.5 ft. (2014)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Cocklin Fish Farm include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • 09/29/2021 - 240 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 09/09/2019 - 145 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 9/18/2017 - 289 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/08/2015 - 200 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/02/2014 - 200 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2013 - 300 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • Brittle Naiad
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:
An electrofishing survey in the spring of 2021 indicated that the fishery in Cocklin's Fish Farm was good. The population density of largemouth bass was high with an average size of 14-inches. Channel catfish 15 to 16-inches are available to anglers. Black crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish round out the fishery.(2022)
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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.