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Silver Lake (Delaware)

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: SE edge Delhi
Acres: 34.00
Maximum Depth: 17 ft. (2019)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Delaware) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 05/29/2019 - 249 Northern Pike (2.12)
  • 06/06/2018 - 212 Northern Pike (2.9)
  • 5/23/2017 - 207 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 4/20/16 - 200 Northern Pike (1.4")
  • 06/23/2015 - 3,400 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 05/19/2015 - 200 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/24/2014 - 3,400 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 06/05/2014 - 248 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 06/04/2014 - 175 Bluegill (Adult)
  • 07/11/2013 - 3,500 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 05/29/2013 - 544 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 06/19/2012 - 3,572 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 05/08/2012 - 209 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 06/23/2011 - 3,400 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 05/18/2011 - 783 Northern Pike (2.7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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
  • 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
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The Silver Lake fishery is dominated by abundant small (less than 6 inch) Bluegill and moderate numbers of Largemouth Bass from 6 - 18 inches. Black Crappie and Northern Pike are of secondary abundance in the fishery.(2020)

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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.