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Silver Lake (Dickinson)

General Information

County: Dickinson
Location: west edge of Lake Park
Acres: 1041.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: none

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Dickinson) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

All lakes in the Spirit Lake District is ice free. Gill netting activities has started Monday, April 14th on Big Spirit Lake.
Walleye - No Report: Wader fisherman angling after dark traditionally produces good catches of walleye. Fish slow early, a jig tipped with a minnow slowly retrieved will produce nice catches. As the water warms cast twister tails and minnow intimating baits for consistent action.

Fishing Forecast

During 2014, stock (10.0 - 14.9 inches) and quality (15.0 - 19.9 inches) sized walleye will again comprise the bulk of the fish creeled by the Silver Lake angler; however, persistence will be rewarded with nice catches of preferred (>20.0 inches) sized fish. Continued good growth and consistent recruitment, a trademark of Silver Lake, will provide anglers ample opportunities for consistent fishing for many years to come. Panfish anglers should approach the fishery with guarded optimism during 2014. Persistence and patience will produce nice catches dominated by angler acceptable black crappie, bluegill and yellow perch. Silver Lake anglers fishing the submerged shoreline timber during the months of April through May should harvest bluegill and black crappie. Catches of yellow perch may be an occasional event, but anglers should be pleased by the current size. Catfish will continue to provide ample opportunities for angler acceptable sized fish during the 2014 season. Anglers will be quite satisfied as good numbers of large angler acceptable sized catfish will comprise the majority of the catch. Bullhead anglers will continue to “fill the bucket” at Silver Lake with good numbers of large plump fish which will provide quality angling during 2014. (2014)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

Lake Mini-report

Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

Water Quality

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.

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