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Rock Creek Lake

General Information

County: Jasper
Location: 4 miles northeast of Kellogg
Acres: 466.20
Maximum Depth: 18.1 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
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
Black Crappie - Good: Catch crappies near shore on tree falls and rip rap casting jigs with twister tails or live minnows.
For information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd at 641-891-3795 or Andy Otting at 515-204-5885.
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 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")
  • 09/08/2011 - 1,498 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 06/29/2011 - 12,022 Walleye (2.7")
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:
2018 fish surveys found high numbers of bluegills. Bluegill size is smaller than preferred by anglers with most fish between 5- and 6-inches. The top end on the bluegills in the 2018 survey was 7.5-inches. Crappies in 2018 were so abundant that harvest of smaller than preferred fish is recommended. White crappies make up the majority of the population with a very large group of 6.5- to 7.5-inch fish. There are better size white crappies mixed in at 9.5- to 12.5-inches. Black crappies surveyed in 2018 were all 5.5- to 8.5-inches. The largemouth bass population looks very good. Anglers should have good chances at catching bass between 15- and 21-inches. Channel catfish are available in good numbers from 10- to over 25-inches.(2019)

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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.