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Silver Lake (Worth)

General Information

County: Worth
Location: 10 miles west, 3 1/2 miles north of Northwood
Acres: 316.00
Maximum Depth: 6 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions:


Amenities at Silver Lake (Worth) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast

Silver Lake has been restocked with yellow perch, bluegill, largemouth bass, and northern pike. Fish size is still small, but growth rates should be excellent. Look for quality angling in 2016/2017.(2015)

Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 10/09/2013 - 237,000 Bluegill (1.3")
  • 07/02/2013 - 50,000 Yellow Perch (2")
  • 05/19/2011 - 1,646 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/17/2010 - 1,694 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 04/06/2010 - 301,485 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/11/2009 - 3,185 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/07/2008 - 1,688 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 05/10/2006 - 1,295 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/10/2005 - 1,722 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/03/2005 - 1,733 Northern Pike (2.2")


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

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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
  • 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.