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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 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)

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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.

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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.