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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

Amenities

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

Fishing Report

Very little fishing activity reported in the Spirit Lake District Water Temps are 40 F
Walleye - Good: Wader anglers fishing after dark have excellent opportunites for nice fish, however remember to fish slow for these prespawn fish.

Fishing Forecast

Stock (10.0 - 14.9 inches) sized walleye will comprise the bulk of the fish creeled during the spring 2015 season; however, persistence will be rewarded with nice catches of quality (15.0 – 19.9 inches) and preferred (>20.0 inches) sized fish. Continued good growth throughout the summer will provide an upswing to the fishery as good numbers of fish approaching 15.0 inches will provide anglers ample opportunities for consistent fishing during the fall, 2015 season. Panfish anglers should approach the fishery with guarded optimism during 2015. 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 during the 2015 season. Continued good growth throughout the summer will result in good numbers of angler acceptable size fish during the fall 2015 and winter 2015 – 2016 seasons. Catfish will continue to provide ample opportunities for anglers during the 2015 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 2015. (2015)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 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)
  • 05/06/2005 - 5,367 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/23/2005 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)

Regulations

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

  • Bigmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Freshwater Drum
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Green sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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, 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
  • White sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:

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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