Silver Lake (Dickinson)

General Information

County: Dickinson
Location: west edge of Lake Park
Acres: 1041.00
Maximum Depth: 10.6 ft. (2007 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Trapper's Bay State Park
Gull Point State Park
Pikes Point State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Dickinson) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • Oct 13 2015 12:00AM - 16,051 Walleye (6")
  • Apr 30 2015 12:00AM - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • May 10 2014 12:00AM - 1,600,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 32,078 Walleye (6")
  • 10/03/2013 - 32,333 Walleye (3.3")
  • 05/11/2013 - 650,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/11/2012 - 534 Northern Pike (8.3")
  • 09/24/2012 - 3,000 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 04/11/2012 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • 09/23/2011 - 13,122 Walleye (4.0")
  • 05/11/2011 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/27/2010 - 1,750,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/01/2009 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • 09/15/2008 - 3,120 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 05/12/2008 - 1,750,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/04/2007 - 1,475,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 09/18/2006 - 3,840 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 04/26/2006 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
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:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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: Except for border lakes
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous, except for boundary lakes
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Except for border lakes
  • 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:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Anglers will continue to enjoy excellent angling as good numbers of walleye approaching 15.0 inches will continue to provide anglers ample opportunities for consistent fishing during the upcoming 2016 season. Anglers will also note the influx of small walleye in the catch that with continued good growth, will sustain the walleye fishery in the next few years. Panfish anglers should approach the fishery with guarded optimism during 2016. 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 will harvest bluegill and black crappie. Anglers will notice an influx of yellow perch in the catch with good numbers of large yellow perch approaching 12 inches available for the upcoming 2016 season. Catfish will continue to provide ample opportunities for anglers during the 2016 season. Anglers will be quite satisfied as 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 that will provide quality angling during 2016. (2016)

Contacts

Fish Surveys

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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.