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:

Nearby Parks

Rice Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Worth) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Ice thickness is 7 to 9 inches.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

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:
Bluegill angling will be excellent in May and June. Bluegill from 8-10 inches are plentiful. Yellow perch will be caught in good numbers, especially late summer through fall. A healthy largemouth bass population exists with fish from 12-16 inches being abundant.(2017)

Contacts

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.