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Silver Lake (Delaware)

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: SE edge Delhi
Acres: 34.00
Maximum Depth: 18.2 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Delaware) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast

Silver Lake suffered an extensive winter-kill event during the winter of 2010-2011 that affected largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and northern pike. Following the kill event the fishery was reduced to a few small adult bluegills. Since, the lake has been stocked with largemouth bass and northern pike. As of September 2012, Silver Lake surveys reflect good numbers and recruitment of all three species including some crappie. Given the mild winter of 2012-2013 and condition of the lake we expect good fishing to return to the lake by the fall of 2013.(2013)


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 07/11/2013 - 3,500 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 05/29/2013 - 544 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 06/19/2012 - 3,572 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 05/08/2012 - 209 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 06/23/2011 - 3,400 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 05/18/2011 - 783 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 06/15/2010 - 3,400 Largemouth Bass (1.2")
  • 05/20/2010 - 553 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/11/2009 - 507 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 07/02/2008 - 2,000 Largemouth Bass (2.0")
  • 06/28/2008 - 1,500 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 09/25/2007 - 720 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 05/06/2005 - 672 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 06/22/2004 - 2,450 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 04/30/2004 - 3,000 Channel Catfish (3.5")
  • 03/30/2004 - 30,000 Bluegill (1.5")

Regulations

The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • 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
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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

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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.

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