Silver Lake (Worth)

General Information

County: Worth
Location: 10 miles west, 3 1/2 miles north of Northwood
Acres: 316.00
Maximum Depth: 7.3 ft. (2015)
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
Clear Lake, Crystal Lake, Rice Lake and Silver Lake have aeration systems running. Avoid any open water areas and be cautious of waterfowl holes on these lakes that may have recently froze over. Check ice thickness often as you go. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Bluegill - Slow:
Ice thickness is 0 to 14 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- to 10-inches are plentiful. There is a healthy largemouth bass population with abundant 12 to 17 inch fish.(2020)
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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.