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
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  • 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")
  • 09/15/2009 - 3,060 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 07/08/2009 - 24,364 Walleye (3.0")
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.