Silver Lake (Palo Alto)

General Information

County: Palo Alto
Location: 2 miles west of Ayrshire
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth: 7.2 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program. (Soundings provided by USGS))
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Palo Alto) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Fish Cleaning Station
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 10/04/2013 - 7,081 Walleye (3.3")
  • 05/10/2012 - 3,052 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 04/04/2009 - 650,813 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 09/15/2008 - 19,085 Walleye (5.5")
  • 05/12/2008 - 6,565 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 04/13/2008 - 687,964 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 06/04/2007 - 1,859 Northern Pike (2.5")
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:
  • 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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
No forecast available(2015)

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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.