Guide To Fishing At Lake Red Rock
AKA: Red Rock Reservoir
Known for quality wiper (hybrid striped bass) fishing, Lake Red Rock also offers good fishing for other species. The lake has healthy populations of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, hybrid stripers and northern pike.
This 15,200-acre lake in central Iowa is 3 miles west of Pella. Over 75 miles of shoreline await anglers and vacationers. Fishing enthusiasts who prefer to fish from shore can find access via the parks, campgrounds and public access roads around the lake. The lake is a good ice fishing destination during winter, including ice fishing tournaments held on the lake. Half a dozen boat launch ramps provide public access for launching bass boats, pontoons, pleasure boats, kayaks and canoes. There are no restrictions on boats and motors. Camping and lodging are available both at the lake and at close by locations. Convenience stores, restaurants, bait and tackle, a marina and boat rentals are also very convenient.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass, hybrid striped bass and northern pike at Lake Red Rock in Iowa.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Red Rock
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Lake Red Rock Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Red Rock Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Cordova Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Highway G 28, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Elk Rock State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, southwest side, off 146th Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Red Rock Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off Highway G 28, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
South Overlook Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the west end of the dam, off Highway T15, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Wallashuck Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off 190th Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Whitebreast Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, west side, off County Road S71, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Red Rock Marina
1768 Highway G28
Pella, IA 50219
Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Roberts Creek West Campground - 641 627-5507
Wallashuck Campground - 641 828-7522
Elk Rock State Park Campground - 641 842-6008
North Overlook Campground - 641 828-7522
Red Rock Dam Campground - 641 828-7522
Howell Station Campground - 641 828-7522
Ivan's Recreation Area Campground - 641 828-7522
R V's Full Facility Campground - 641 842-3055
Marion County Park Campground - 641 828-2214
Lake Red Rock IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Red Rock
Elk Rock State Park
811 146th Ave
Knoxville, IA 50138
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Fishing in central Iowa for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, hybrid stripers and northern pike.