Roberts Creek Lake

General Information

County: Marion
Location: 6 miles northeast of Knoxville
Acres: 288.00
Maximum Depth: 20.4 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Elk Rock State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Roberts Creek Lake include:
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 6/8/2017 - 6,415 Walleye (1.6")
  • 05/14/2012 - 300,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 09/08/2011 - 1,588 Channel Catfish (8.3")
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: 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.
  • Freshwater Drum
    • 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:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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.
Bluegills surveyed in 2020 were 5.5- to 7-inches. The larger black crappies were 7.5- to 10-inches. White crappie were mostly 7- to 10-inches with fish up to 14 inches. Largemouth bass were not surveyed in high numbers, but fish surveyed were 11- to 17-inches. Channel catfish were not targeted in 2020 surveys, but are present in good numbers with large fish over 30 inches. Since Roberts Creek is connected to Red Rock Reservoir during high water, other game fish species migrate in at fairly low numbers. Additional game fish found are white bass, hybrid striped bass, walleye and flathead catfish.(2020)
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Contacts

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.