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Silver Lake (Dickinson)

General Information

County: Dickinson
Location: west edge of Lake Park
Acres: 1065.00
Maximum Depth: 9.4 ft. (2020)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Trappers Bay State Park
Gull Point State Park
Pikes Point State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Dickinson) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
Area ice conditions have deteriorated extensively making ice fishing essentially impossible. Many shallower lakes have begun to open up in areas and shorelines are receding. The walleye season is now close on the IGL's until May 4th.
The lake is mostly ice covered but does not have any safe ice for fishing.
Walleye - Fair:
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  • May 2022 - 529,575 Walleye (Fry)
  • 9/14/22 - 500 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • November 2021 - 5,079 Walleye (8.9)
  • 05/02/2021 - 533,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/01/2020 - 10,051 Walleye (6.5)
  • 09/10/2020 - 501 Channel Catfish (8.1)
  • 05/06/2019 - 650,700 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/19/2018 - 12,045 Walleye (5.1)
  • 10/08/2018 - 1,563 Channel Catfish (8.5)
  • 07/11/2018 - 16,047 Walleye (2.78)
  • 05/14/2018 - 1,609,620 Walleye (Fry)
  • 5/2/2017 - 1,600,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 11/1/2017 - 3,589 Walleye (9")
  • 10/31/2017 - 3,803 Walleye (9")
  • 9/30/16 - 16,067 Walleye (4.4")
  • 9/28/16 - 3,124 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 4/27/16 - 1,600,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/13/2015 - 16,051 Walleye (6")
  • 04/30/2015 - 1,560,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 32,078 Walleye (6")
  • 05/10/2014 - 1,600,000 Walleye (Fry)
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
Anglers will continue to enjoy another excellent season with good numbers of 14- to 17-inch walleye to provide plenty opportunities for consistent fishing during the upcoming 2017 season. Anglers will also note the influx of small walleye in the catch that with continued good growth, will sustain the walleye fishery in the next few years. Panfish anglers should approach the fishery with guarded optimism during 2017. Silver Lake anglers fishing the submerged shoreline timber in April through May will harvest bluegill and black crappie. Persistence and patience will produce nice catches of angler acceptable size black crappie and bluegill. Anglers will continue to catch the occasional large yellow perch approaching 12 inches. Catfish will continue to provide ample opportunities for anglers during the 2017 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 2017. (2017)
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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.