Rock Creek Lake

General Information

County: Jasper
Location: 4 miles northeast of Kellogg
Acres: 466.20
Maximum Depth: 17.8 ft. (2017)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Rock Creek State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Rock Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Fish Cleaning Station
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  • 05/03/2021 - 300,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/07/2020 - 466,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/04/2019 - 15,815 Walleye (1.7)
  • 06/05/2018 - 12,955 Walleye (1.41)
  • 9/7/2017 - 2,491 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 5/31/2017 - 17,227 Walleye (1.7")
  • 6/3/16 - 13,758 Walleye (1.5")
  • 09/23/2015 - 2,498 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/28/2015 - 13,017 Walleye (2")
  • 06/04/2014 - 12,078 Walleye (2")
  • 09/20/2013 - 4,665 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 06/11/2013 - 11,680 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/24/2012 - 12,064 Walleye (1.6")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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:
2022 fish surveys found good numbers of Largemouth Bass at all sizes from 9.5- to 20-inches. Bluegills were most abundant at sizes of 6- to 7.5-inches. Crappies were very abundant. White Crappies make up the majority of the population with a very large group of 6- to 8-inch fish. There are lower numbers of larger White Crappies from 9- to 13-inches. Black Crappies surveyed were all 5.5- to 9-inches, with most being around 6-inches. Channel Catfish were seen in good numbers from 8.5- to 29-inches. Walleye were surveyed in low numbers, but at good sizes between 19- and 25-inches.(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.