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Silver Lake (Palo Alto)

General Information

County: Palo Alto
Location: 2 miles west of Ayrshire
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth: 6.4 ft. (2015)
Motoring Restrictions: none

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Amenities at Silver Lake (Palo Alto) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Fish Cleaning Station
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  • 5/10/22 - 325,125 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/05/2021 - 343,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/05/2020 - 3,546 Walleye (6.4)
  • 07/15/2020 - 7,065 Walleye (3.2)
  • 05/06/2019 - 369,900 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/23/2018 - 7,500 Walleye (5.1)
  • 05/17/2018 - 353,700 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:
  • 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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Yellow perch anglers will enjoy another good winter as superior numbers of angler acceptable size fish will be available to harvest. The Silver Lake angler will continue to enjoy good walleye fishing as recent surveys show superb numbers of this species. Black bullheads will again provide quality angling for the 2018 fishing season.(2017)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.


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.